Megyn Kelly’s Feminist Bias
I have no idea how Megyn Kelly votes. She’s either a closet liberal in a sea of conservative voices, or she’s “fiscally conservative and socially liberal.” Regardless, one thing’s for certain: Megyn Kelly is a feminist. Her 2013 diatribe on breadwinner moms proved this in spades, as does her latest scuffle with Newt Gingrich.
The heated exchange between Kelly and Gingrich was over Donald Trump’s alleged sexual impropriety vs. Bill Clinton’s proven sexual predation. There’s no convincing evidence that Donald Trump’s transgressions were anything more than a slight, but we know Bill Clinton is a sexual predator. And we know his wife, a supposed feminist who believes all sexual assault accusers “deserve to be believed,” covers for her husband.
That Megyn Kelly doesn’t see the difference was Gingrich’s point.
Naturally, Kelly was quick to point out that Bill Clinton is “not on the ticket.” But don’t think for a moment if Melania Trump were running for president instead of her husband that Kelly wouldn’t care if Trump, who she suggests may be a “sexual predator,” were in the East Wing. She would.
As soon as the tape of Trump’s boorish comments about women was released, it was over for him. A committed feminist makes no distinction between words and actions. If a man says it, he does it. And if she’s been on the receiving end of sexual harassment herself, all men become suspect.
That is why it’s no small thing to be a feminist in power. As filmmaker Cassie Jaye said in an interview about her new film on men’s rights, feminism is a “quasi-religion.” It’s an ideology that routinely pits men and women against one another in a game of one-upmanship. Every exchange between the sexes, and I do mean everything, is a potential slight against women.
Megyn Kelly tries hard to project a “fair and balanced” persona, and in general does a decent job. But when it comes to any issue involving gender or gender politics, she is hopelessly and deeply biased. That’s when her unprofessionalism jumps off the screen. It always reminds me of Shakespeare: “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”