It has come to light that Stephen Bannon is on the record attacking the feminist movement back in 2011.
Bannon, formerly of Breitbart, was hired in August, 2016 to help Trump with his bid for the presidency against an extremely highly-qualified woman. The conversation on Political Vindication Radio five years ago, centered around how Bannon believed feminists of the left attack conservative politicians like Sarah Palin, because she is a ‘pro-family’ woman.
Bannon can be heard to have said:
“That, in fact, the women that would lead this country would be pro-family, they would have husbands, they would love their children. They wouldn’t be a bunch of dykes that came from the Seven Sisters schools up in New England. That drives the left insane and that’s why they hate these women.”
He then goes on to talk about his theory of the “progressive narrative”:
“the progressive narrative and that is all about victimhood.
They’re either a victim of race. They’re victim of their sexual preference. They’re a victim of gender. All about victimhood and the United States is the great oppressor, not the great liberator.”
There are many problems with Bannon’s words. Besides the fact that he uses the highly offensive term ‘dykes’ to refer to lesbians, he views the progressive left as people who embrace a narrative of being “victims.”
Perhaps Mr Bannon, it has nothing to do with victimhood. Women, LGBT and certain ethnic groups are not victims, however they have all faced and continue to face a huge level of discrimination in everyday life. It is a question of seeking and ensuring future equality.
As a white male, Bannon has most likely not faced much discrimination in his life and so he dismisses women with ease as ‘victims’.
The reason why many people may disagree with Sarah Palin has nothing to do with her being a family woman, and much more about the politics she stands for.
In Bannon, Trump seems to have aligned himself with the narrow-minded and politically incorrect.
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