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Here's what women at CPAC think of the #MeToo movement



Over the last year, women across the country have taken a stand against sexual assault and harassment. The #MeToo movement has toppled dozens of men in multiple industries, including the politics.

The movement has become a rallying cry for many women on the left of the political spectrum, but how do conservative women feel about it? We went to the Conservative Political Action Conference, one of the largest annual gatherings of grassroots conservatives, to ask them.

"Used in the right way, I feel like it can empower women," said Faith Allen, an 18-year-old student from Liberty University in Virginia.

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"I think it's very important or conservatives to be 100 percent for that. I do believe that there could be women out there who do exaggerate who place false judgments on some guys - Tylar Brown, 22.

"I think sometimes women encourage that kind of behavior in the way they dress and the way they act," said Brittany Slaughter, 19.

"I think the #MeToo movement has definitely tried to exclude conservative women." Lily Hutkowski, 20.
Last year, Republicans and Democrats in both the House and Senate announced their retirement or stepped down from office amid sexual misconduct scandals. Although the issue has touched men and women on both sides of the aisle, women at CPAC said they feared Democrats would hijack the movement for political gain in the 2018 midterms.

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"I think it will be really good for the Democratic party," Brown said.

"I don't think it's going to impact it as much. I think Trump is on a roll and Republicans are still on a roll and I think that trend is going to follow for right now," said Nafisa Kabir, 19.

But the women we talked to agreed, that women who have been sexually assaulted should be heard and the men who attacked them should be held accountable.

"I think in general all people are going to be held to a new standard [in elections]," Hutkowski said.

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