6/6/19 Equity feminism (conservative feminism)

Christina Hoff Sommers, a resident scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, is a champion of what she calls “equity feminism.” In her view, “equity feminism” is focused on legal equality between men and women, while “gender feminism” focuses on disempowering women by portraying them as perpetual victims of the patriarchy. In the words of President Trump’s advisor Kellyanne Conway: “I look at myself as a product of my choices, not a victim of my circumstances, and that’s really to me what conservative feminism, if you will, is all about.”