Gabriella Hoffman

Campus Reform reporter Katherine Timpf went to the National Young Feminist Leadership Conference (NYFLC) where she was met with hostility by “tolerant” and “inclusive” feminists:

“I thought this was supposed to be an inclusive thing, why am I being excluded because of where I work?” Timpf asked another organizer after another interruption.

“Because the place that you work is not inclusive,” the organizer responded.

“You don’t know that,” Timpf said. “You don’t know anything about me or my personal beliefs, I’m just being labeled and excluded based on a label.”

Last week, conservative radio talk show host Dana Loesch dedicated her April 5th Blaze TV program to debunking the mythical “war on women.” Dana brought on six panelists—me, my sister Anna Maria Hoffman, Ashe Schow, Ashley Sewell, Bethany Bowra, and Lauren Luxenburg—to discuss how young women can effectively combat paternalistic government. We discussed the importance of presenting alternative views on women’s issues—a discussion that women should have without retribution from the female establishment.

Unlike our leftist cohorts, conservative women don’t subscribe to groupthink nor do we cling onto victimhood to achieve our goals. Radical feminism in the present day has diminished female-kind to abortion-loving, anti-male, anti-choice creatures who must overcome the “struggle” caused by “patriarchy” pervading America.

Enough is enough!

Women want to make their own choices without the government or female alarmists bossing them around. Women want to pursue happiness, have careers, get married, have children—options that are afforded to them in this great country. Women want to protect themselves from harm’s way by taking up the Second Amendment and safeguarding the right-to-life, among many things. Most of all, women want to be liberated from the shackles of cradle-to-grave government dependency.

American Enterprise Institute’s Christina Hoff Summers perfectly sums this up as “freedom feminism”:

Freedom feminism is not at war with femininity or masculinity and it does not view men and women as opposing tribes. Theories of universal patriarchal oppression or the inherent evils of capitalism are not in its founding tablets. Nor are partisan litmus tests: It welcomes women and men from across the political spectrum. Put simply, freedom feminism affirms for women what it affirms for everyone: dignity, opportunity, and personal liberty.

Fellow females: don’t be subservient to big government. Don’t discount your worth and your talents. Don’t blame society for anything. Instead, be above victimhood.

Be bossy, ladies.

Gabriella Hoffman

Gabriella Hoffman works at Morton Blackwell's Leadership Institute as the Northeast Regional Field Coordinator.