The Republican party is a misogynist, a bigot, and a racist, and yet there’s a new way to be one: through a new brand of political activism.
As the president has pushed to roll back reproductive rights, the GOP has been increasingly embracing and defending white supremacy, homophobia, misogyny, racism, and other forms of hate speech.
In his first month in office, Trump has pushed for the elimination of federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which serves nearly one-quarter of the nation’s women.
He’s also blocked an attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the law that provided health care to millions of Americans.
In March, Trump signed an executive order banning the “sale of body parts of aborted fetuses” and banning the use of “deplorable and derogatory” terms to describe women.
This has led some abortion rights advocates to call on Trump to rescind the orders, but he has refused to do so.
The new movement, called “proudhonism,” has been growing in popularity in the past two years, as the Republican Party has begun to shift its message from its support for women’s rights to a more misogynistic and racist one.
In recent months, the Proudhonist movement has gained momentum in the U.S. The Proudhonists are a loose-knit group of white nationalists, who advocate for white supremacy and have long advocated for the “reconstruction of white supremacy.”
The movement has become a political force in the Republican party.
“Proudhonists believe that white men and white women should be held accountable for their actions and that white people are inherently inferior and deserve to be excluded from public spaces, and they often espouse hateful rhetoric,” said Stephanie Coontz, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress who studies the rise of the Proudhearts.
The party’s white nationalist agenda, Coonts said, is the core of the movement.
In April, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump signed a executive order directing the federal government to deny federal funding to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.
In response, a group of Proudhonite leaders, including Gavin McInnes, a Proudhonian activist who once served as Trump’s deputy national security adviser, called for a boycott of businesses that provide abortions.
McInnes has said that the movement is about protecting women’s right to choose, but Proudhonites also oppose abortion and have argued that the fetus is a separate person from the mother.
McNesons tweet about the boycott included the hashtag #ProudheartsWomen, which is now trending on Twitter.
A recent article on the Proudhants website called for white people to “put down their guns” and “take to the streets to protect women and children.”
The Proudhonism movement is an outgrowth of the Trump presidency, but it has also drawn criticism from the right.
In an op-ed in the New York Times on March 10, Robert Spencer, a white nationalist and former editor of The Daily Stormer, said that Proudhon is “the latest incarnation of white nationalism that’s gaining traction on the right,” arguing that it’s a “cancer” that needs to be combated.
Trump’s rhetoric on women has also caused some conservatives to question his loyalty to the party.
Last month, the New Republic published an oped by former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos that argued Trump “seeks to undermine the very foundations of our country,” by nominating Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacant seat left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
Trump himself has suggested that the president is not a true conservative.
In a recent interview with MSNBC, Trump said he was a “really good conservative,” adding that “there’s not a person that’s done a worse job of hurting my country.”
“I’m not going to be judged by what I do for this country.
I don’t care if I get criticized, I’m not gonna be judged,” Trump said.
The Trump administration has taken steps to soften the impact of the policies, like allowing the secretary of education to choose among two women for his Cabinet nominees, and allowing women to serve on the Supreme Court, the most powerful branch of government.
But the policies have not been without their critics, including the American Civil Liberties Union.