On Wednesday, the former vice presidential candidate responded after Warren captioned a photo of herself with the Wall Street “Fearless Girl” statue with the phrase “Fight like a girl.” It’s an expression Palin began using in 2011. “Coming from liberals who urge women to claim victimization, ‘Fight like a girl’ just doesn’t sound the same as when legit fighters for equality say it, mean it, live it, and will never give it up,” Palin told Breitbart News.
Breitbart News said Warren was “cribbing [Palin]’s line,” even though it definitely didn’t originate with the former governor of Alaska. Author Lisa Bevere published a book called Fight Like a Girl in 2006. There’s since been a country album, a song, another song, another book, a movie and an Always commercial that evoke parts or all of the phrase — which at any rate doesn’t mean making negative remarks about victimization and who said what first.
Emilie Autumn, the singer of a song called “Fight Like a Girl,” tweeted her displeasure at the idea that the phrase belonged to Palin.
On Wednesday night, Palin had dinner at the White House with President Donald Trump, Ted Nugent and Kid Rock. During the visit, Palin, Nugent and Rock mockingly posed under Hillary Clinton‘s White House portrait, which social media had a field day over, though Palin’s own Facebook audience lauded the behavior. Many said that the photo was inappropriate, regardless of Palin’s political affiliations or thoughts on Trump’s opponent in the 2016 election.