A slew of conservative women at Turning Point USA’s Young Women’s Leadership Summit in June explained a number of misconceptions that liberals generally have about conservative women.
Campus Reform’s Cabot Phillips asked women at the June 14 to 17 summit what they think are misconceptions people have about young female conservatives, according to a video the outlet published on YouTube Thursday.
“That they’re all bigoted, that they’re victims of the patriarchy, that we’re brainwashed,” said one woman. “I feel more free now that I’m conservative than I ever did when I was a liberal.” (RELATED: SORRY CONSERVATIVES: You Don’t Have Free Speech On Facebook Or Twitter)
Another woman said liberals assume young conservative women don’t even exist; that women are stuck in the 1950s, still believe in gender roles and don’t know how to think for themselves; and that conservative women are racist, submissive and suppressed by white males.
“Hillary Clinton thinks that us our husbands told us to vote. I’m unfortunately single so I don’t have a husband who’s telling me how to vote,” another woman said.
“You’re just conservative because your parents are … That if you’re a conservative you don’t support immigrants, you don’t support the unfortunate,” another women said.
The interviewer then asked the women if people treat them differently when they discover they’re conservative. “Yes, easily,” a woman said. “It’s mostly teachers.”
Others added that they got backlash for going to the 2017 presidential inauguration and lost friends over their political views. Some said people assume the worst of them and think very little when they learn they’re conservative.
Famous young conservative Tomi Lauren has even gotten water thrown on her face for being right of center.
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