The latest social justice warrior backlash against anyone who is in any way conservative, or even not far left enough for their liking, is making its way across social media as a backlash against the winner of the Miss USA pageant, Kára McCullough.
The triggering began when Kára McCullough, a 25-year-old scientist from the District of Columbia who works for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, was crowned Miss USA in last night’s pageant. All seemed to be going well for social justice warriors until a Q&A with McCullough revealed several conservative leaning opinions.
For her final question, McCullough was asked whether she considered herself a feminist, responding that she preferred the term “equalist.”
“I try not to consider myself this die-hard, ‘I don’t care about men’ (type),” she said. “Women, we are just as equal as men when it comes to opportunity in the workplace. Firsthand, I’ve witnessed the impact women have in leadership in the medical sciences as well as in office environments.”
Imagine that, feeling that men and women are equal in the opportunities available to both genders in the workplace. Critics saw this as a rebuke of feminism and women empowerment, since viewing genders, races and religions as equal in rights and opportunities is somehow a form of heresy to the left.
— Maeve McDermott (@maeve_mcdermott) May 15, 2017
The outrage did not stop there, however, as McCullough responded to a question about healthcare being a right or privilege in a way that absolutely turned the liberal’s world upside-down.
A nuclear scientist who championed women in STEM in many of her answers, McCullough was asked during the Q&A portion whether healthcare was a right or a privilege.
“I’m definitely going to say it’s a privilege,” she said. “As a government employee, I’m granted health care and I see firsthand that for one to have health care, you need to have jobs.”
Social justice warriors on Twitter were quick to admonish McCullough for not sharing their own opinions, and were shocked that a minority women could possibly disagree with them, even going as far to start the hashtag #NOTMYMISSUSA.
— Out Rae Geous (@_TheOpinion) May 15, 2017
— deray mckesson (@deray) May 15, 2017
Apparently anyone who works hard to gain an achievement and does not conform to liberal narratives will be shunned by the leftist community, as they used #NOTMYPRESIDENT against Donald Trump after he won the election.
Fortunately, reasonable minds prevailed on twitter, as users came to McCullough’s defense and criticized the left for their intolerance.
#NotMyMissUSA because God forbid a black woman does not have a victim complex and does not identify as feminist.
— Stefanie MacWilliams (@StefMacWilliams) May 15, 2017
— Justin Case (@CourtesyPants) May 15, 2017
— Kid B (@LAbryanM) May 15, 2017
Meanwhile, Fox & Friends praised the newly crowned Miss USA as “a wonderful role model”, while criticizing the left for their intolerant attacks on her views.
— Kristin Tate (@KristinBTate) May 15, 2017
For a movement that claims to espouse “tolerance”, the left has shown a horrifying amount of intolerance towards conservatives and even their own for not being liberal enough. It seems you are only an “oppressed minority” in the eyes of the left when you agree with their views completely and without question, otherwise you are just another conservative to be viciously attacked until you submit to their will.