New York Magazine UNDER FIRE for Recent Article

New York Magazine

A New York Magazine feature on Republican women was ripped to shreds on social media hours after the issue posted Tuesday, over what many conservatives called an editorial double standard.

The piece, “How Did Republican Women End Up Here?,” details the behavior and opinions of high-profile GOP women toward femininity and womanhood in the era of Donald Trump.

“For our latest cover story, @rtraister reports on the surprising evolution of the Republican woman — their wrath, sweetness, strength, and subservience to the MAGA right, observed,” New York Magazine posted to X.

An animation on the cover mashes the faces of South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene into a “Republican woman” wearing a MAGA cap and toting a gun. The image, and the article, was met with swift and fierce criticism from conservatives online.

It was slammed by critics who said it perpetuated sexist tropes and reduced Republican women to a cookie-cutter image. Still others derisively called out the left for their confusing stance on the biological meaning of “woman.”

“This is the most sexist cover I’ve ever seen. Liberal feminism is just [the] most virulent misogyny,” author Peachy Keenan stated.

“Do you know any Republican women?” asked Christina Pushaw, aide to Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla. “Because it seems like you are lazy and narrow-minded enough to form strong opinions about all of us based on a few politicians and media personalities.”

“I’m a Republican woman. Many of my friends are Republican women. None of us look like this nor are we ‘subservient.’ This is garbage,” attorney Erielle Azerrad commented.

The article also targeted Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., for her contentious 2022 exchange with Supreme Court Justice nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson over the definition of a woman.

“Fun to see the side that can’t define what a woman is try to critique Republican women,” podcast host Comfortably Smug commented.

Blackburn addressed the article during an appearance on Fox News Channel on Tuesday.

“They cannot stand strong, conservative, independent-minded women who really like being female,” she added. “That does not fit their template,” Blackburn said.