(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) It’s no secret that conservative women are held to a different standard than liberal women. That bias becomes most obvious when a conservative woman rises to a prominent position.
Shortly after it was announced that Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, would deliver the GOP response to Tuesday's State of the Union address, pro-abortion group EMILY’s List sent out a press release calling Ernst “window dressing,” essentially because she doesn’t espouse liberal dogma. Essentially, because Ernst doesn’t agree with the Left on how to help women succeed (and roughly half of all women don't), she’s anti-woman. Because in their eyes, you’re either for liberal policies or you’re for the problem.
EMILY’s List wasn’t the only group to insult Ernst. In an article about her selection as the response-giver, Politico chose a less-than-flattering photo of Ernst. Mollie Hemingway of the Federalist likened the photo selection to that of Newsweek’s 2011 cover photo of former Rep. Michelle Bachman, which depicted the then-presidential candidate as having “crazy eyes.”
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