The Left Won’t Celebrate These History-Making Republican Women, So We Will

The Left Won’t Celebrate These History-Making Republican Women, So We Will

There were a lot of female ‘firsts’ Tuesday night, but they won’t get the credit they have earned because these winning candidates don’t embrace leftist ideology.
Nicole Russell
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At the conclusion of Tuesday night’s election, several incredible women made history in their states, winning their races and booting male predecessors from office. So far, they haven’t gotten much media coverage, and likely won’t in the future, simply because they’re Republicans.

If the goal of the feminist movement was to shatter glass ceilings, certainly these women have kicked out a few panels. They should get the credit they deserve regardless of ideology, but they won’t because feminism was never about equality, it was about advancing liberal ideas. No wonder most American women don’t consider themselves feminists.

Meet These Highly Successful Ladies

Several Republican women won big Tuesday night. They won their races, and made history. Here are a few of them.

Young Kim became the first Korean-American woman elected to Congress. She now represents the 65th Assembly District, which includes parts of northern Orange County. She’s an entrepreneur, a minority, and a Republican. Despite fitting identity boxes that the left claims to celebrate, not only is the media failing to celebrate her win, they hardly covered her race at all. Regardless, she is a rising star to watch and her life story is inspiring.

Marsha Blackburn will become Tennessee’s first female senator ever. Blackburn is a mother and businesswoman who formerly represented Tennessee’s 7th Congressional District. Not only did she win her race, making history in the process, but she did so following Taylor Swift’s blockbuster demand that Tennesseans vote for Blackburn’s male opponent, because women’s rights. Blackburn won her Senate race by at least ten points.

The state of Iowa, which politicos typically like to consider a predictor of success for either party, elected their first female governor. Republican Kim Reynolds became Iowa’s first female governor Tuesday, besting her male opponent in a win local Democrats called “confusing.” (Try not to laugh.)

South Dakota also elected their first female governor. Kristi Noem booted her male opponent from office as well.

As of this writing, the Arizona Senate race has still not been called, but results appear to lean in Martha McSally’s favor. If she wins, she will be the first female senator Arizona has elected. She is also the country’s first female fighter pilot, and a Republican who inspires girls who want to join the military.

These are not just politicians but women who are making history across the country, busting through barriers and shattering glass ceilings, which feminists say they celebrate. Yet these women aren’t being celebrated by feminists, proving yet again that their claim of promoting women is a lie. They don’t support women, they embrace progressive ideas.

While CNN Politics tweeted once about Noem, they sent dozens of tweets about Democrat women, LGBTQ women, Muslim women, and the like. As of yet, they have yet to mention other Republican women who have won.

There’s even more coverage or criticism of Republican men who lost than Republican women who won, such as this one.

While there may be a few glowing reports here and there in the forthcoming days, it’s disappointing that these women who have shattered political glass ceilings in male-dominated fields have done the exact thing their feminist peers encouraged them to do, yet they won’t get recognized simply because they are Republicans. This is the very definition of sexism and feminists, of all people, shouldn’t be engaging in it.

How About the ‘Year of All Women’

For the last year, women, particularly feminists, have been proclaiming 2018 the “Year of the Woman.” But it wasn’t the year of any woman—only Democrat women. In this USA Today piece, columnist Neera Tanden proclaimed “this new wave of [female] activists will enrich the Democratic Party for decades to come. And that they’ll help ensure that Election Day 2018 goes down in history as another Year of the Woman.”

Today’s feminist leaders have let other women (and men) down because they have allowed their politics to drown out the original purpose of equality. When it began, feminism had nothing to do with ideology but rather legal and societal equality. Women were to be treated equally and fairly at home, at work, and in society, because they were of equal value, not because they were female. Now, women are only treated equally and celebrated for accomplishments if they parrot progressive viewpoints. This isn’t just stupid, it’s sexist.

Republican women should be proud, and recognized nationally, for ignoring this feminist trap and pursuing their goals anyway. If a woman can do the job well, and her constituents vote her into office, she deserves the spot. Republican women, just like the Democrat women who won, did the work necessary to garner support, raise funds, and in the end, earned the majority of votes. Good on them. If we’re going to award women their achievement, conservatives deserve equal recognition.

The fact that Republican women aren’t getting accolades, adoring think pieces, or recognition among feminists, liberals, and the mainstream media says more about how feminism has failed women than anything else. These strong, history-making women should be lauded for their courage and tenacity—not only because they won, but because they ignored the special interests who say women only deserve acceptance and celebration if they represent liberal views.

Nicole Russell is a senior contributor to The Federalist. She lives in northern Virginia with her four kids. Follow her on Twitter @russell_nm.

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