I'm a Californian; born and bred.
Here in rural California where farmers and loggers work hard to make livings despite the massive ridiculous regulations hampering us, we are not fans of liberal strong and successful women. The key word is "liberal".
Just like strong and successful conservative or libertarian women are not well-liked in liberal circles.
It isn't "woman" or "sucess" or "strong" that people quibble over. It is policy. Pure and simple.
I have nothing against strong and successful women. I actually like Barbara Boxer even though I don't agree on much of what she stands for. Barbara seems more reasonable and approachable and has voted in a more favorable manner to conservative and libertarian voters at times.
Nancy is a . . . well, I'll stop there and just say I do not like nor trust her.
I'm sure many of you are not happy about another strong and successful woman who was just confirmed as Education Secretary. The key for you is she is not liberal.
I wish we could stop saying people are against strong and successful women and make that the only point. Because it isn't.