This past summer I attended the Young Women’s Leadership Summit with Turning Point USA. Over 1,000 young conservative women from across the country came to this conference. There, we heard speakers from all backgrounds, including influential female conservatives. We attended workshops on how to lead a productive political life, network, engage, gain an audience, and much more. At this conference, I realized why conservatives are the true women’s advocates.
The most important thing conservatism does for women is tell us we aren’t victims. Liberals tell women that they’re victims of the patriarchy, and since they live in a “sexist” society, they deserve entitlements. Not conservatives.
At this conference, I learned how to debate, how to back up my facts with evidence, how to make my way up in politics not because I’m a victim of society, but because I was uplifted by other women around me doing the same thing. We talked about the issues women face, like rape. Then we attended a self-defense class. Then they taught us the laws around concealed carry, and how to best protect ourselves with firearms. They acknowledged these problems exist, but then said hey, let’s fix it.
They acknowledged that politics is a male dominated field, but then they said hey, we have the power to dominate in our political career, and here’s how. Democrats tell their women that they’re getting spots in political office because they deserve it, because they’re “oppressed”. Conservatives admit women’s issues exist. But conservatism goes beyond admitting there are issues. We ask the important questions that actually address the problems and can actually fix them, rather than complaining about it and doing nothing like entitled brats.
What can WE do to fix problems, as women? How can we better ourselves, and EARN our rightful spot in politics, not because we are entitled, but because we have the ability to do it ourselves?
It’s high time for the left to have some self-responsibility. Society owes us nothing, and strutting around in “pussy-hats” claiming to advocate for all women while subsequently banning pro-life women from your march is embarrassing.
Both parties acknowledge issues women face (and no, abortion is not a “women’s rights issue”), but the difference lies between how we handle them. Democrats tell women time and time again that they are victims, and when the facts don’t fit their narrative anymore, they create made up problems to justify their victimhood status (see the wage gap).
And I get it. It’s easy to be a victim. As a woman, it would be a whole lot easier for me to say I deserve something because I’m a female and I’m oppressed than to actually work for something. Conservatives have it right. They acknowledge real facts, like how there are fewer females involved in politics than males, and that women need a right to self-defense because they are raped and assaulted at higher rates than men are. But we take it a step further by actually doing something about it.
We host political conferences geared towards women, advocate for a woman’s second amendment right to self-defense, and leave silly, embarrassing protests against vague, overly generalized topics like “sexism” and “misogyny” to the left.
Once the left takes up real problems, and actually addresses them by helping women instead of giving them unearned entitlements, they too can call themselves the party of women. Until then, conservatives will be the ones actually working on the real issues, and we’ll leave the left to their “slut walks” and pussy hats.