Carly Fiorina Takes On The Ladies Of The View

On Sunday night, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina appeared on Fox News with some choice words for the ladies of The View. In Fiorina's eyes, they are liberal feminists with a one-track mind.

Fiorina was criticized for not smiling enough in the second GOP debate, and was apparently overly enthusiastic during the October 28th meeting. According to The View's Michelle Collins, "She looked demented…her mouth did not turn down one time." Co-host Joy Behar chimed in, going as far as to say that the candidate's smiling face could be a Halloween mask.

When asked about her thoughts regarding what was said on the show about her the day after the debate, Fiorina did not hold back.
Advertisement
"There is nothing more threatening to the liberal media, in general, or Hillary Clinton, in particular, than a conservative woman. Of course, there’s a double standard,” Fiorina said. “It will not stop me, it will not scare me, and maybe the ladies of The View, if I come back on again, let’s see if they have the guts to say that to my face." Their response? Challenge accepted. She will return to the show this Friday.

Fiorina also said she is tired of hearing the term "women's issues," arguing that all issues, from ISIS to Russia, are women's issues.

Is there hypocrisy in what Fiorina has to say about feminism? She has maintained repeatedly that she doesn't think businesses should be required to pay women the same as men, and she doesn't support guaranteed parental leave. Also, keep in mind that Fiorina has said that if she had the opportunity, she would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. Yet it seems the hosts of The View aren't exactly being paragons of feminism themselves by resorting to cheap shots about Fiorina's appearance. When a candidate supports policies that have been shown to be bad for women, why focus on her looks?

What exactly is going on here? We'll find out more about this so-called double standard toward conservative women on Friday.
Advertisement

More from US News

Update: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney announced in a press conference that dashcam and body cam video of the department's interaction with...
Election Day lasts just one day — a 24-hour culmination of the seemingly never-ending campaign season. But we’ll spend the next two, four, six years ...
What can you do to make the candidates first head-to-head battle as pleasant as possible? What is the secret to keep yourself smizing as you listen to the ...
If the chaotic party politics of the 2016 election have left you feeling completely birdbrained, this video is for you. The Founding Fathers (presented ...
The 2016 presidential election has been a captivating contest. If you feel like sometimes you can't look away, well, you're not alone. Even celebrities ...
In the social order of bonobos, females rule and develop cross-generational bonds to keep the males in check. A senior female takes charge, intervening ...
The first presidential debate is finally upon us. On Monday, our candidates for commander-in-chief will finally go head-to-head on issues that matter ...
Update: Officer Betty Shelby, the policewoman who fatally shot Terence Crutcher last Friday, has been charged with first-degree manslaughter, NBC News ...
Step aside, old-school political merch. We're way past bumper stickers and buttons. With the election just months away, people across the country are ...
Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis: Hillary Clinton from Funny Or Die Will Tim Kaine be president for nine months if Hillary Clinton gets pregnant? ...
Goodbye, paperwork printouts and lines at the DMV. Hello, registering while in line for coffee. Starting today, you can register to vote over text ...
1. Here At Home: No charges will be filed against police in the shooting death of Korryn Gaines. Korryn Gaines, 23, was shot and killed on August 1 ...
It happened again. This week, two Black men went from living, breathing human beings to hashtags. And yet, despite all I hear about hashtag activism, I'm...
Many of the stations throughout the gun range are filled with men. But here, all the shooters — and instructors — are women