Skip to comments.Melania and Ivanka's plastic feminism cover up Trump's misogyny (Docile and Compliant Women!)
Posted on 02/26/2017 4:36:06 PM PST by tcrlaf
In his press conference last week, in which President Trump ranted and raved that he wasn't ranting and raving, he answered a question about his wife, Melania. "That's what I call a very nice question," he said, apparently relieved to stop talking about his own policies, before saying the first lady feels very strongly about "women's issues" and "women's difficulties."
Trump didn't specify what these "issues" and "difficulties" might be. One presumes that, despite the phrasing, he probably meant things like equal pay and health care, and not what old men usually mean when they cryptically speak about our "difficulties."
He then swiftly regressed into thin-skinned indignation, complaining that despite the first lady's strength as an advocate for women, "she gets so unfairly maligned."
Melania and Ivanka provide good cover for Trump's misogyny because they're palatable, conventionally feminine women: They're docile and poised, they don't make demands of men, and they are above all conventionally beautiful -- white and thin.
Now, Trump is using his wife and daughter's status as American women to feign concern for women while he actively makes life worse for women around the world. And Melania and Ivanka sit passively by.
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This is nothing but raw hate and jealousy, disguised as "News".
If ANYONE on the right had dared to write a story in a national media outlet even REMOTELY like this about the Obama women, they would have been driven into hiding and the outlet shut down for "It's Blatant Racism"!
IOW, they are pretty and classy..
President Trump should throw CNN out of any and all future press briefings.
You’re right, but this is exactly what we’ve come to expect from the media that whines when Trump addresses them for what they are.
This is seriously beyond the pale.
The women in Trump’s life all seem to like him, even his ex-wives say nice things about him.
Ivanka has a great relation with him and Leftists and people on the right get incensed over it.
It’s an amazing thing to watch.
What kind of warped mind can even think up this BS?
Jill is senior political editor for...Cosmopolitan?!?!?
This is akin to being the arts critic for Hustler.
Bingo!!! Same false premise, same hatred, same meme, same guilt projection—nothing has changed except for it being against President Trump.
Hey! It’s got the CNN stamp of approval!!
I'd like them to state specifically an example of how that is.
Photo of the author is required to verify motive. :)
CNN is vile.
The MSM is the Country’s greatest threat.
Don’t patronize the enabling, parent companies: Disney, Comcast, Time Warner.
The author clearly has severe PMS. I hope she finds help for it.
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They are making it really easy for Trump to yank CNN’s white house press credentials with obvious justification. Give their seat to an up and coming cable news network. Like OAN.
What? They shave their legs and do their hair and wear make-up and work out at the gym and happen to have great genes. What a sin! If they looked like the women marching with the terrorist women running these pseudo women’s marches, would they be like any better? No, because they have far more wholesome values. They’d be attacked just the same. That some women do have it all - just as their Betty Friedans said was the goal, is more than they can take. Yes, jealousy, dark green.
Love, Honor, and Cherish
I am Oath Bound to do these things
What part of Honor do these people not understand
FOCNN ! Enjoy your nonexistent ratings.
Even that old whore Walter Cronkite would be embarrassed by this.
Its funny to hear CNN whine its blocked.
It can go fly a kite.
CNN is raw sewage.
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