A Republican Woman Just Took Down Sexism in Her Party in the Ultimate Tweet Thread
In the days since the release of a tape featuring Donald Trump's sexist comments about assaulting women, there's been a lot of chatter about the man chosen by the Republican Party to be its nominee for president. And while a significant number of Republicans have chosen to publicly rescind their endorsement of Trump, many others have condemned his comments while not taking that step.
One Republican woman, Marybeth Glenn of Wisconsin, is calling them out. In a series of tweets that have now gone viral, Marybeth got real about how, as a woman, she feels abandoned by her own political party. While she's defended the party's policies to other women who call them sexist, she's horrified that other Republican politicians are refusing to stand up for her and other woman by unequivocally ending their support of Trump. In the takedown, Marybeth writes:
"So let me get this straight: I, a conservative female, have spent years defending the Republican Party against claims of sexism. When I saw Republican men getting attacked I stood up for them. I came to their defense. I fought on their behalf. I fought on behalf of a movement I believed in. I fought on behalf of my principles while other women told me I hated my own sex...Now some Trojan horse nationalist sexual predator invades the @GOP, eating it alive, and you cowards sit this one out? He treats women like dogs, and you go against everything I – and other female conservatives – said you were & back down like cowards. Get this straight: We don’t need you to stand up for us, YOU needed to stand up for us for YOU. For YOUR dignity. For YOUR reputation."
Marybeth told Metro that she doesn't believe Trump represents what it means to be a conservative, saying that "Between attacking journalists, his pro-war crimes comments, and his treatment of minorities, I’ve just been sickened with the idea that people will think that’s who we all are, and that’s just not the case. Those of us who support immigrants, minorities, refugees, etc., have been drowned out by his supporters, who lean fascist, not conservative."
In her last tweet, Marybeth tagged politicians such as Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, and former candidates Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. And for speaking up, Marybeth even got some celebrity attention:
This thread. Heroic. https://t.co/QGTftmKkP5— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 11, 2016
Overall, Marybeth explained that she felt the need to take to Twitter to express her frustration because she's disappointed with how other Republican leaders reacted to Trump's wrongdoings. She told Buzzfeed News, "I wanted the Conservative movement—actual conservatives, who both on policy and morals stand antithetical to him — to stand up and rebuke him. I supported Marco Rubio throughout the entire primary, and I also supported Paul Ryan's speakership role. I’m not a purist, and I don’t demand that every politician I support aligns perfectly with me, but there is a line and the GOP crossed it."
Check out some of Marybeth's tweets below:
So let me get this straight: I, a conservative female, have spent years defending the Republican Party against claims of sexism. 1/— Marybeth (@MBGlenn) October 11, 2016
When I saw Republican men getting attacked I stood up for them. I came to their defense. I fought on their behalf. 2/— Marybeth (@MBGlenn) October 11, 2016
To see the rest of Marybeth's thread click here.
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