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Ivanka Trump Booed while Dad Destroys Office of Global Women’s Issues

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Ivanka Trump, braindead puppet and progeny of a bombastic racist gameshow host who is currently President of the United States, was recently invited to a women’s summit in Berlin. Why? Well, because she’s a woman! And because 36 years ago, Donald Trump ejaculated into her mother. She’s really earned this.

If you think I’m being too harsh on poor Ivanka, you’re not alone! Just as I’m not alone — when Ivanka stated with a completely straight face that her father a “tremendous champion of supporting families and enabling them to thrive,” the audience rightfully booed her. When news of the brutal booing hit the internet, men rushed to defend her — even liberal men. Especially liberal men. Take Chris Cillizza from CNN, for example, who wrote a whole article about why the booing was so, so mean and wrong. Poor Ivanka is Trump’s daughter, he wrote, so she should never be criticized for defending him. Even when she is defending his view of women, which, as a reminder, he thinks of as being sexual objects available at all times for his pleasure. Ivanka included.

Or Dr. Munr Kazmir at HuffPo, who whines that not only should we not boo Ivanka for defending her father’s views of women, but cheering her when she does that. Why? Well, his article is nearly impossible to parse because it’s a black hole of navel-gazing and hand-wringing, but it seems that he thinks that she is very progressive and is having a huge impact on her father. Even when she’s saying her father treats women just fine.

It’s a shame those guys spent so much time writing those bullshit articles, because maybe if they hadn’t have been, they would have been reading the news that while Ivanka was on stage at the women’s summit talking about how much Donald Trump loves women and about how she is “striving to think about how best to empower women in the economy, both domestically and across the globe”, someone leaked the fact that Donald Trump is planning to obliterate the State Department’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, which leads the charge to make sure American women are involved in US politics while also tackling global issues like sexual violence and gendered economic equality.

It would be ironic, if we didn’t already know that that’s exactly the kind of thing Trump would do.

So fuck Ivanka Trump. She’s a 35-year old woman, not a child, and she can voice her opinion if she wants. If she actually believed in the empowerment of women, she’d announce to the world that her father is a sexual predator who is dangerous to women on every level, and she’d lead the fight to impeach him before he can do any more damage.

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  1. April 28, 2017 at 12:39 pm —

    You had to remind me of the time he said he’d date Ivanka if he weren’t her father. Now I have to replace my keyboard. It’s easier than cleaning out the vomit.

    I think a lot of it is, the pundits’ only problem with Trump is his stated economic nationalism that he has yet to actually do anything in support of. (Which just happens to be the only reason he won MI, WI, PA, and probably OH.) All the racism, misogyny, and corruption, borderline treason, yeah, they’re cool with that.

    But you know? I would complain, but then I’m reminded of the insufferable “Tim Kaine’s really pro-choice! Honest!” articles from last year.

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