My Republican Father Taught Me to Be a Feminist

Though That Might Not Have Been What He Was Going For

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I grew up in rural Nebraska where, we farm, we hunt, we eat steak and by God, we vote Republican.

We’re also in my case — feminists.

The word “feminist” isn’t actually seen as a good thing where I’m from, by and large. In much of rural Nebraska, we’re still clinging hard to our…