The scientist crowned Miss USA has slammed feminism in her victory interview — saying she prefers the term equal-ism.
Kara McCullough, who works for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, won the competition on Sunday night.
The 25-year-old was asked if she considered herself a feminist. She said: “I don’t want to call myself a feminist. Women, we are just as equal as men, especially in the workplace.”
She also triggered scores of nettled socialists when she called healthcare a “privilege”, as opposed to being a right.
Kara said: “I’m definitely going to say it’s a privilege. As a government employee, I’m granted healthcare and I see firsthand that for one to have healthcare, you need to have jobs.”
However, vexed social media users were quick to take the successful young woman to task on her knowledge over the tenets of their beliefs.
Kassandra Perez (BK_Perez) chose the powerful victory of the super-clever scientist to slam her views, saying: “When the new #MissUSA says feminism means you hate men. I wonder what she thinks of male feminists.”
“Wait someone participating in a swimsuit competition doesn’t understand what feminism means? Color me surprised. #MissUSA,” fumed Stacee White (StaceeWhiteFilm).
A Black Lives Matters fan, Richard Barahona (RichBarahona), felt the need to pitch in, and said: “Feminism is about women being treated to the same standard as men are. So what the hell is “equalism”? What’s the point? #MissUSA.”
Miserable Anna King (Boingity) thought she would clear up Kara’s lack of distinction about feminism.
She tweeted: There are different strands of #Feminism: some of them are “man-bashing” & some are “equalists”. #MissUSA just didn’t make the distinction..
Tubby Lynette Lewis (lalewis29) thinks women are not valued as human beings, and tweeted against MissUSA: “Feminism is about having the same opportunities as a man. It’s about advocating for women to be valued as human beings. #MissUSA.”
Twitter is currently filled with similar mean and condescending posts aimed at successful Kara’s honest words during the award ceremony.
But equally, there are just as many women praising the scientist for her independent thinking and courage for speaking out against “man-hating” feminists.
Alicia Sonrisa (liciahesse) added: “@MissDCUSA won my heart with her take on feminism.”
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