Today marks International Women's Day, and Western feminists with an affinity for virtue-signaling are hyped. Sick-making "empowering" gifs, complaints about mythical sexism, and images of left-wing women — your Hillary Clintons, Kamala Harrises, Cecile Richardses, etc. — flood social media.
There are, however, a number of hugely influential women whose names will not be uttered in such feminist circles, since their politics don’t align exactly with leftist Group Think.
Here’s a list of those politically incorrect women:
Harriet Tubman, born into slavery, became a leading abolitionist in the 1850s, leading enslaved people through the Underground Railroad to freedom. This religious, gun-toting Republican bucks all leftist ideas of what a modern feminist is supposed to be.
“Tubman's values were completely antithetical to hard-left radicalism that has infested the Obama administration. Tubman typically was armed with some sort of firearm, whether it was a pistol when she conducted rescue missions or a sharp-shooter rifle that she carried during the Civil War, and even carried a sword,” The Daily Wire previously reported.
Susan B. Anthony
Susan B. Anthony paved the way for the 19th Amendment as a key leader in the women’s suffrage movement, serving as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Anthony was also pro-life.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Under constant threat of her life, Somali-born feminist Ayann Hirsi Ali is a fierce human rights activist who focuses on the reformation of Islam. For daring to criticize Islam, Ali, a victim of female genital mutilation herself, has become a target of the Left’s scorn, receiving attacks on her womanhood from Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour, for example.
Bold, feminine, and conservative, Margaret Thatcher became the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Working alongside Republican President Ronald Reagan, Thatcher helped to topple communism and spread liberty.
Phyllis Schlafly was a leading pro-family, conservative activist, author, and constitutional lawyer who founded and headed the Eagle Forum, an influential conservative organization. She served as president of the group until her death in 2016.
Kellyanne Conway became the first women to ever run a presidential campaign to victory, which she accomplished with Donald Trump in 2016. The pro-life conservative currently serves as Counselor to the President.
Golda Meir became the first woman to ever hold the position of Prime Minister of Israel. She was also only the third woman in the world to hold a Prime Minister position.
Camille Paglia is an unapologetic feminist who refuses to adhere to Leftist Group Think. The academic and cultural critic frequently criticizes modern feminism and the transgender movement.
Tough-talking Republican Nikki Haley became the first Indian-American woman to ever serve as a United States governor and currently serves as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations under the Trump Administration.
Born into the segregated South, Republican “Condi” Rice went on to become the first black woman to serve as Secretary of State and the first black woman to serve as a national security advisor. Rice served under Republican President George W. Bush.
Republican Jeannette Rankin became the first woman to serve in the U.S. Congress, elected to the House of Representatives in 1916. Rankin was a key leader in getting women the right to vote, helping with the passage of the 19th Amendment.
Christina Hoff Sommers
Christina Hoff Sommers is a leading liberal-minded feminist who frequently criticizes third-wave feminism. The academic, a registered Democrat, is a key figure in the movement for free speech. She’s become a prime target of the Left for espousing views which daringly deviate from modern feminism; she was recently shouted down at an American college.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Conservative Sarah Huckabee Sanders currently serves as the White House Press Secretary under President Donald Trump, becoming only the third woman to hold such a position. Sanders is a constant target of superficial attacks from women who style themselves as feminists.