A ‘Woman for a Woman’s Sake’ Doesn’t Sit With Us

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Trump and the far-right are selling this notion of Barrett as a “conservative feminist”—but we’re not buying it and neither should you.

Trump announces Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee for the Supreme Court, Sept. 26, in the Rose Garden of the White House. (White House Photo / Andrea Hanks)

In last week’s Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings, Republicans paraded Supreme Court Justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s gender, fertility and faith front and center. Yesterday, they moved her nomination out of committee, with no Democratic support. 

Barrett, 48, was held up as a role model for women everywhere, not only for her impressive legal mind, but also for being an ambitious career wife and mother; someone who mastered the ever elusive work-life balance albeit in a high-earning, two-parent household with her husband, outsourced care-taking, and…

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