Dear Michelle Obama,
I’ll admit, when I saw “Michelle Obama slams women who voted for Trump,” as I scrolled through today’s Fox News headlines, I didn’t pay much attention to it. Being a woman who voted for Trump, I am used to the constant scrutiny by liberals such as yourself, but when I eventually read the comments you made during the Inbound Conference in Boston, I was absolutely infuriated. You explicitly stated, “Any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice.”  You further added, “It doesn’t say much about Hillary, and everybody’s trying to worry about what it means for Hillary and no, no, no what does this mean for us as women? That we look at those two candidates, as women, and many of us said, He’s better for me. His voice is more true to me.’ To me that just says, you don’t like your voice. You just like the thing you’re told to like.”

After reading this, I ask what your definition of a feminist is. You claim to be a feminist and an advocate for women, but you blatantly put down conservative women. With all due respect, shouldn’t a feminist support ALL women, regardless of their political decisions?

The way you contradicted yourself also struck me. You mentioned that female Trump voters are liking “the thing you’re told to like.” Quite frankly, I was never told to “like” Trump. In fact, the only person I was told to like was Hillary Clinton, the candidate that clearly did not represent anything I stand for. I was told that if I did not vote for Hillary Clinton, I would be publicly disrespecting myself. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse, surprise, it does. Hillary Clinton, the person that people expected me to vote to lead our country, even said I would be disrespecting myself by not voting for her. It seems a bit hypocritical to claim I only voted for Trump because I was told, yet I was repeatedly told to vote for Clinton.

I am a believer in the advancement of women. I am a believer in the brave men and women who fight for this country. I am a believer in capitalism. I believe in a lower tax rate, even better, a flat tax. I am a believer in the second and the tenth amendment. Most importantly, I am a conservative woman. I am not told what to like. I am not ashamed of my voice, and I refuse to be silenced by your empty rhetoric. This is my voice, my right to vote, and I will continue to do so based on facts, not opinions.

You once said, “When they go low, we go high.” Well, Mrs. Obama, you certainly went low on this one, very low, and us conservative women will continue to go high.

A conservative woman who is proud of her voice.

By Emily Cornelius