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Fox and Friends calls Michelle Wolf an 'angry,' 'militant' and 'hypocritical' anti-feminist

Elise Solé

Fox & Friends contributor Kayleigh Mcenany is calling Michelle Wolf an “angry” and “militant” so-called feminist after the comedian mocked White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on her Netflix special.

Fox News contributors are questioning Michelle Wolf commitment to feminism. (Photo: Getty Images)

On Sunday, Netflix debuted Wolf’s new show The Break With Michelle Wolf during which Wolf raised the question, “Do women have to support other women?” in reference to President Trump naming Gina Haspel the first female CIA director, a controversial hire due to Haspel’s previous involvement in the torture of suspected terrorists. “Who knew you could waterboard a glass ceiling ’til it broke!” joked Wolf.


During her show, Wolf also disparaged a May 5th tweet from her “best friend” Sanders which read, “There is no one more qualified to be the first woman to lead the CIA than 30+ year CIA veteran Gina Haspel. Any Democrat who claims to support women’s empowerment and our national security but opposes her nomination is a total hypocrite.”

Wolf said of the tweet, “Well if anyone’s an expert on hypocrites, it’s Sarah Huckabee Sanders. And for the record, that was not a looks-based joke — that was about her ugly personality.”


Wolf was alluding to her White House Correspondents Dinner speech during which she said, “I actually really like Sarah, I think she’s very resourceful. She burns facts and then she uses that ash to create a perfect smokey eye. Like maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s lies.” The bit earned Wolf mass disapproval for mocking Sander’s appearance.


On Tuesday, during Fox & Friends, Mcenany attacked Wolf’s Netflix special. “Michelle Wolf represents a very angry, militant-type of feminism that’s very hypocritical. You know, she says she’s for women’s rights but yet she tears down women who are on the right.” She added, “And we see this on the left repeatedly….why aren’t they celebrating women on the right?”

Mcenany, the national spokesperson for the Republican National Committee, provided examples: Sanders, the first mother to assume her role and Kellyanne Conway, “the first woman to win a presidential campaign.” She added that liberals “tear them down in a malicious, angry, vile way.”

Fox guest Jessica Tarlov responded that the aforementioned women support policies that hurt women, with examples such as not raising federal minimum wage (adding that two-thirds of people who earn it are women) and attempting to restrict affordable healthcare. “This administration doesn’t want to give women choices and control over their own body, and that’s why it’s OK to attack these women,” said Tarlov.


Mcenany argued, “We are the party for women and this is a presidency for women” while slamming “the Hollywood elite,” including Wolf, for their lack of support.

Feminism, defined asthe theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes,” is a sticky subject when it comes to politics —  many argue that its impossible for conservatives who oppose abortion, contraception, and the gender wage gap, to identify as such.

And some conservative women have expressed disappointment in movements such as the Women’s March which “ignores” their party by focusing on these issues. Others, like Conway, have rejected the term “feminism” altogether calling it “very pro-abortion” and “very anti-male.”

“There’s an individual feminism, if you will, that you make your own choices…I look at myself as a product of my choices, not a victim of my circumstances,” she said in February at the Conservative Political Action Conference. “That’s really to me what conservative feminism if you will, is all about.”

However, some disagree — in 2016 when asked on The View, “Do you believe you can be pro-life and a feminist?” Hillary Clinton said, “Yes, I do, absolutely,” adding, “I respect the opinions and beliefs of every woman. The reason why being pro-choice is the right way to go is because it is a choice, and hopefully a choice that is rooted in the thoughtfulness and the care that women bring to this decision, so of course you can be a feminist and be pro-life.”

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