We’re all done with Kellyanne Conway.
Last week, Conway was reportedly “sidelined” by the Trump administration after delivering confusing, contradictory remarks about President Trump’s former National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, who stepped down after it was revealed that he had illegally spoken with Russian intelligence about U.S. sanctions, and proceeded to lie about this.
But it’s not just President Trump and every member of modern civilization who’s done with Conway’s sh*t.
Literally even the Merriam-Webster dictionary seems to be feuding with the president’s counselor, taking to Twitter a few days ago to deal Conway the subtweet of the century.
After Conway attended the Conservative Political Action Conference and claimed she could not, in good conscience, call herself “a feminist in the classic sense because it seems to be very anti-male, and it certainly is very pro-abortion, in this context, and I’m neither anti-male or pro-abortion,” most of us, who know feminism is neither misandristic nor rooted in forcing abortions down women’s throats, simply rolled our eyes and walked away.
But for the sake of education, the Merriam-Webster dictionary’s Twitter account truly rose to the occasion and saved the day:
📈'Feminism' is defined as "the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities." https://t.co/Zjf7CAPUjL— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) February 23, 2017
College lecture halls across the country are constantly debating this and that, providing mind-blowingly nuanced insights into how, exactly, this centuries-old mass movement ought to be defined. But as the dictionary points out, it really isn’t complicated. It’s the belief in equality, that men, and women, and people of all gender identities, should be able to make their own choices about their educations, careers, clothing, sex lives, reproductive health, and so on, and so forth.
In this sense, feminism perhaps inherently aligns with the pro-choice movement, which seeks to give women the same autonomy over their bodies as men, but there is nothing about the movement that could suggest it is anti-man. Equal rights for women don’t require the removal of men’s rights.
Of course, it’s Conway’s prerogative to identify as whatever the hell she wants, but if she tries to mislead and spread lies about what feminism is, well, she can take it up with the dictionary.