The GW chapter of the Network of Enlightened Women, in coordination with GW Young America’s Foundation, hosted conservative author and media personality Katie Pavlich to speak on the liberal “war on women” this past Wednesday. The event took place at the Elliott School before an audience of about 50 students.
Pavlich, 26, is best known for her work as news editor for Townhall.com, as well as her appearances on Fox News Channel.
In 2012, she authored Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shamelesss Cover-Up, on the ATF gun-walking scandal. In 2014, she also released Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women.
Pavlich touched on numerous topics, including gender inequality, feminism, and the 2012 presidential election during which the theme of war on women emerged.
Pavlich argued that progressive women’s groups in the US focus on insubstantial issues compared to injustices faced by women around the world.
“While women in the world are facing true rape cultures, genital mutilation, and extreme punishment including death for simply pursuing an education, women’s groups in the United States and the left are far more concerned about getting free stuff, acting like victims, being offended, abstaining from personal responsibility, and blaming men for all of their problems,” said Pavlich.
In addition, Pavlich strongly criticized President Obama, stating that, “Obama’s rhetoric as a self-appointed champion for women everywhere is belied by a record that is hostile to all self-respecting females who pride themselves on independence.”
Pavlich’s speech received a warm reception from the largely conservative audience. According to one spectator, junior Nate D’Amico, “Events like this are great because people like Katie are really the new face of Republicanism. It’s not a party of old white men. It’s very often a party of young women, young men, people of color. Katie is a great face for that.”