Michele Bachmann, evangelical feminist?
June 27th, 2011
10:26 PM ET
3 years ago

Michele Bachmann, evangelical feminist?

(CNN) – If Hillary Clinton, the woman who came closest to becoming a major party presidential nominee, is a feminist icon, could something similar be said of Michele Bachmann, who officially launched her presidential campaign on Monday?

Bachmann is seldom described in those terms; the conservative Minnesota congresswoman and Tea Party darling might cringe at the feminist label.

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  1. Howard

    Anybody has a chance against Obama ... especially after he has nearly destroyed America over the past two years. Bachmann is so much more qualified than Obama. Unlike Obama, she actually loves America, and wants to restore financial responsibility to our country. Bachmann, a three term congresswoman, is a tax lawyer, raised 5 children, and 23 foster children. Obama was a community organizer.

    June 27, 2011 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  2. Name king

    Ahh Michelle ideology don't fix a country. You cannot go into a situation predetermined how your going to fix things, that a recipe for disaster. Things are much harder than it looks with variable twist and terns, you may have a hundred of solutions but only one might work. Michelle your brand of trickle Down solution have failed miserably for the past 10 years, and not because you want to multiply your trickledownship by a hundred foul doesn't mean it will work. Do you ever thought we might be heading down the wrong high way to hell. Oohh I'm sorry, I forgot I was talking to the queen of the tea baggers.

    June 28, 2011 06:41 am at 6:41 am |
  3. Geo

    What is the attraction of this woman for some people? If you look at the latest crop of politicians, especially those on the right, we seem to be approaching the political level of countries like Iran or Venzuela with political clowns in charge, that have no fear of saying anything absurd or untrue, with herds of true believers lapping it all up.

    June 28, 2011 06:52 am at 6:52 am |
  4. Tony

    "But some religion and politics experts say that she exemplifies an evangelical feminism that is producing more female leaders in Christian nonprofits, businesses, and education and politics, even as more traditional gender roles prevail in evangelical homes and churches."

    So she is a leader that exemplifies "evangelical feminism." In the traditional gender roles, women stay at home and raise children. I guess the irony is lost on Republicans.

    June 28, 2011 07:43 am at 7:43 am |
  5. shelou

    Crazy feminists! Why do they need the vote, a higher education, to own property, or to work out of home? Why should they be called by God for any kind of church leadership? Those feminists are acting like they have the same heart, soul, mind, capabilities, and accountability to God for their actions as men. Of course with a restricted leadership role, women don't get sent to hell for looking the other way when church leadership supports, i.e. racism,. Women are like kittens. It 's straight to heaven.

    June 28, 2011 08:18 am at 8:18 am |