Bush is a feminist, daughter says

George W. Bush’s daughter says the former president ‘was a feminist

Bush is a feminist, daughter says

Jenna's hope? That Mila and Poppy feel "strong and capable", too.

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Bush Hager revealed that growing up, she and her twin sister Barbara Pierce Bush "always felt sorry for the boys in [their] class because [their] dad led [them] to believe that [they] were the most capable kids out there". "People laugh at this, but I think my dad was a feminist", she told the magazine.

"I think the thing that my parents did so well and might surprise people, although I don't know why, is that they really wanted us to be curious, independent thinkers", Bush Hager told PEOPLE in a recent interview.

There are many ways to describe former President George W. Bush: "The guy you'd rather have a beer with", starter of a war that has cost almost 1 million lives and over $2 trillion, a surprisingly not-bad painter, one of the least liked presidents in history.

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Recall, too, that during his 2000 campaign, when Bill Clinton's scandal was still fresh in American minds, Bush courted single white females with the slogan "W Stands for Women". And one of his major post-presidency initiatives is expanding women's rights in Afghanistan.

"There is nothing wrong with the word 'femininism.' Anyone that's for women - which I am, as a woman, as the mother of a little girl, and as someone who's worked with women all over the world, what's wrong with supporting women?" There's nothing wrong with that.

Some feminists may disagree that all of the 43rd President's policies completely lined up with feminist rhetoric.

On his first day in office Bush reinstated the "Global Gag Rule," the Reagan-era mandate blocking USA federal funds from going to overseas non-governmental organizations which provide abortion services or even so much as mention abortion as a viable family-planning option.

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