Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is famous for being prioritizing policy. The former law professor and current 2020 presidential candidate has some of the most extensively detailed policies of any of President Donald Trump’s potential 2020 opponents.
Nevertheless, Warren still faces many of the expectations and heightened scrutiny thrust upon women in a male-dominated field. Among these is the expectation to emphasize a female candidate’s motherhood, prioritizing domesticity over domestic policy.
Warren found a way to turn that expectation on its head, as one Twitter user pointed out.
Every woman who runs for president in this country is under a stupid amount of pressure to describe herself as a "wife and mom."
— Lauren Naturale (@lnaturale) May 5, 2019
Warren was instrumental in the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which she proposed in 2007, and oversaw its development in the years following under former President Barack Obama.
Since then, the bureau has prioritized enforcing existing consumer protection laws and holding predatory banks and lenders accountable.
For all intents and purposes, the CFPB is Warren’s “baby.”
Twitter was quick to applaud.
This is truly a badass move.
— McKenna Lewellen (@McKennaLewellen) May 5, 2019
God damn I love her. That is beautiful.
— MrsBearSquared (@MrsBearSquared) May 5, 2019
It is a shame, that in 2019, a women doesn't count unless she is a "wife & mom". Why don't male candidates identify as "a husband and father"? A sexist way of discounting a women running for office. Makes her look like "the little wifey".
— June Dean (@jmdean946) May 6, 2019
In addition to the CFPB and human children Alex and Amelia, others were thrilled Warren also listed her dog, Bailey.
Her kids, her dog, and her groundbreaking financial creation! My heart.
— Victoria Ford (@vmford) May 6, 2019
And her dog, Bailey! 🙂
— Kim Campbell (@AKimCampbell) May 5, 2019
Way to go, Senator.