Merriam-Webster slams Kellyanne Conway with the definition of 'feminism'

Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway spoke out against the idea of feminism during a Q&A session at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday.

"For me, it's difficult to call myself a feminist in the classic sense because it seems to be very anti-male and it certainly is very pro-abortion," said Conway, "And I am neither anti-male or pro-abortion."

"There's an individual feminism, if you will, that you make your own choices..." she continued. "I look at myself as a product of my choices, not a victim of my circumstances. That's really to me what conservative feminism, if you will, is all about."

Unsatisfied with Conway's alternative definition of the word, Merriam-Webster did what they do best: they clapped back with the actual definition of 'feminism,' for anyone confused about its meaning.

"'Feminism' is defined as "the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities," the publication wrote on Twitter.

People on social media were quick to praise the tweet, which has already amassed over 1,000 likes and nearly 800 retweets.

Check out reactions on social media:

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@MerriamWebster you are killing it these days. Thank you.
.@MerriamWebster To people who have advantages, equality feels like persecution. (I paraphrase)
@MerriamWebster I think it's difficult for feminists to call her a feminist too.
.@MerriamWebster you guys....
@MerriamWebster *whispers* I love you, Merriam-Webster twitter account.
@MerriamWebster Almost every day, I find another reason to love this Twitter page. #KnowledgeMatters. #FactsMatter. Thank you MW.

Merriam-Webster also provided a more in-depth definition in an article written to address a spike in lookups for feminism following Conway's appearance at the annual CPAC conference.

"Feminism is defined as both "the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities" and "organized activity in support of women's rights and interests," it wrote. "It entered the language in 1895, at a time when efforts for women's political equality were becoming organized and widespread in England and the United States."

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