Is feminism against femininity?After Ivanka Trump briefly sat in for President Donald Trump at the G20 summit, rather than pretend that this is a victory for feminism — as she would have, had a Democrat president’s daughter done the exact same thing — MSNBC’s Joan Walsh decided to berate Ivanka for her appearance.
Having apparently never seen Ivanka in public before, Walsh suggested that the “incredibly ornamental” pink dress was a signal that woman are “property” in “patriarchal authoritarian societies.” “And, the message that she is sending about her own value, about her place in the White House, and about the place of women in this administration, I think, are really, pretty frightening.”Someone clearly excelled in her college gender studies classes, as most normal people aren’t capable of pondering the socio-political implications of a 35-year old woman wearing a pink dress.
Watch the completely unenlightening commentary below:
Acute acts of sexism like this are a reminder that so-called feminists like Walsh don’t actually care about advancing the role of women in politics – they care about getting women in politics who agree with their progressive nonsense.
Can she even pretend that if a man were to criticize her attire, she’d be screeching about “patriarchy” for the next month? Of course not.
On the bright side, sane America couldn’t help but notice the hypocrisy:
When political analyst have nothing to analyse, they create an imaginary dress code and analyse what people are wearing and diss them 4 it— Stephen Knight (@snknight1968) July 11, 2017
WTF, weren't they complaining about "Republican" dress codes last week?
— Tyler 🌎 (@TCoop6231) July 11, 2017
"I don't mean to sound sexist" Actually, yes you do, Joan. You come off more as a mean girl than any kind of "feminist". Grow up.
— Dave Rils (@DRils) July 11, 2017
The most amazing part of @joanwalsh's anti-Ivanka rant was her calling on two men to quit because "girlie" Ivanka sat in for POTUS instead
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) July 12, 2017
Men can be women if they wear a dress but if women wear too girly of a dress they can't be feminist 🤔 https://t.co/74v7nqhIUh
— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) July 12, 2017
Nice work @joanwalsh exposing yourself as a complete fraud. Ivanka is the woman you'll never be, so in a fit of jealousy you tear her down.
— David Wohl (@DavidWohl) July 12, 2017
With commentary like this, it’s no surprise that Walsh’s last job was editor-in-chief at a publication that hemorrhaged nearly $10 million last year.