Kellyanne Conway just got schooled on feminism by the actual dictionary
Top Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway just attempted to redefine feminism – and the dictionary wasn’t impressed.
The top pollster had attempted to give her own definition in an interview.
Ms Conway, who is the first woman to run a successful presidential campaign told the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that she does not consider herself a feminist “in a classic sense”.
Her own sense of feminism is a little different to what Hillary Clinton might say, for example.
She said classic feminism is too often associated with being pro-abortion and “anti-male”.
Ms Conway had attempted to give her own alternative definition of “conservative feminism”.
“There’s an individual feminism, if you will, that you make your own choices,” she said.
“I look at myself as a product of my choices, not a victim of my circumstances. That’s really to me what conservative feminism, if you will, is all about.”
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According to reports, searches for the definition of feminism spiked in the wake of the comments.
That’s when Merriam-Webster came in with the facts of the dictionary definition.
“‘Feminism’ is defined as “the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities”, they wrote.
It comes after Kellyanne Conway tried to change the definition of facts, coining the phrase “alternative facts”.
One such alternative fact could be the ‘fact’ her Twitter account posted about a white nationalist, but she says actually someone else posted from her account.