CNN: Melania and Ivanka’s plastic feminism cover up Trump’s misogyny
In framing her as an advocate for women’s rights when there is close to zero evidence she has ever actually advocated for women’s rights, Trump told us more about himself than he did about her: Women are good for photo ops, not for real positions of power.
You see this as well in Trump’s treatment of his daughter, Ivanka (and in Ivanka’s own corporate-friendly, faux feminism). Ivanka tweeted a photo of herself sitting at her dad’s desk in the Oval Office, flanked by the President and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, along with a caption about the importance of giving women “a seat at the table.”
Of course, it is Ivanka’s husband, Jared Kushner, who has an actual position on the Trump team, and not Ivanka herself.
According to Trump, Ivanka is also a “great person – always pushing me to do the right thing.”
Worth mentioning that Spicer also deflected the question about Ivanka’s exact role in the White House today with, “she has a lot of expertise in the area of helping women.”