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Is it possible to be a feminist Trump supporter?

Former First Lady Michelle Obama said, "any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice." President Trump has bragged about assaulting women, excused sexual violence in the military, and repeatedly attacked women's appearances. But female Trump supporters have defended their choice, claiming the point of feminism is that women should be empowered to make their own decisions, which includes the decision not to vote for Clinton. What do you think? 🚺

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At the Inbound 2017 conference in Boston, former First Lady Michelle Obama had some choice words for women who didn't support Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election:

"Any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice."
"What does it mean for us as women that we look at those two candidates, as women, and many of us said, that guy, he's better for me, his voice is more true to me. Well, to me that just says you don't like your voice. You like the thing you're told to like."
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Donald Trump has a long, documented history of disrespecting women. 

He went after MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski in a series of Tweets, calling her "Crazy Mika" and adding "she was bleeding badly from a face-lift." He was caught on tape bragging about grabbing women "by the pussy." Regarding sexual assault in the military, Trump asked what do you expect when putting men and women together. And he attacked Megyn Kelly, saying she had "blood coming out of her eyes... blood coming out of her whatever."

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Others have defended women who chose to support Trump. Despite his misogynistic tendencies, about 53 percent of white women voted for Trump, a fact some feminist have found extremely puzzling. But if feminism is ultimately about women being empowered to make their own decisions, shouldn't they be free to support whoever they want?

"I believe in equality between the sexes. I have the right and capability to make my own decisions, and live the life I choose for myself. Because I am a feminist I know and exercised my right not to be put in a box or voting group and to freely think and make my own judgment as to who I thought would be the best candidate for president. It is a mistake to believe a feminist must support someone because of their anatomy and not their actions. A feminist does not blindly do what she is told or expected, she thinks and makes her own choices."
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Many female Trump supporters voiced their anger over Michelle Obama's comments.

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But others have applauded Michelle Obama for speaking truth to women who voted against their own interests.

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