Glamour magazine recently named their "Women of the Year," and the list of recipients didn't include one conservative woman.
I know, I know... Please try to contain your shock.
The magazine included Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters to its list, as well as other prominent liberals and left-wing activists such as the organizers of the Women's March who were branded "revolutionaries."
The magazine states:
They are a diverse bunch—including a refugee, an astronaut, and a supermodel—but they have one thing in common: They aren’t waiting for the world to change; they’re getting the job done themselves. Some, like 19-year-old girls’ education advocate Muzoon Almellehan, are newly minted global advocates. Others, like Nicole Kidman, are household names using their clout to change things for other women (did you know Kidman is promising to work with a female director every 18 months?). They’re all committed to making our world better, and they believe that that starts with being themselves, without apology.
It's clear that Glamor's definition of diversity is limited to skin colour, but the magazine wants nothing to do with diversity of thought.
Kellyanne Conway was the first woman to manage a successful presidential campaign. Why wasn't she on the list? Nikki Haley is U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Why wasn't she on the list? Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the White House press secretary during a time when the press has never been more hostile or combative. Why wasn't she on the list?
They're all Republicans.
Yet half of Glamour's recipients were chosen and recognized for their advocacy on behalf of liberal causes.
The magazine also made no mention of the #MeToo movement, which was partly inspired by former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson. Carlson was one of the first women to come forward with bombshell claims about sexual harassment and misconduct by her boss, Roger Ailes.
If Glamour were truly a feminist publication, it would honour women of all political persuasions, not just the ones who align with one political ideology.
Feminism is supposed to be about women thinking for themselves and celebrating independence. It takes immense courage to come out as a conservative in a sea of liberalism. A true feminist would recognize that finding the voice to do so could be one of the most bold and independent acts a woman can take.