World-famous actress Helen Mirren recently called out the First Daughter Ivanka Trump for her failure to fight for the feminist values she claims to uphold and for failing to do anything to rein in her father’s excesses and more harmful impulses.
In a recent interview with Allure magazine, Mirren hit Trump over the collection of motivational quotes appropriated from other people and tepid personal anecdotes of how hard it is to be a billionaire mother that Ivanka peddles as a “book.”
“[Ivanka] talks a good game, but there’s no substance. Her book is so ignorant about how the majority of women live, talking about ‘Make time for yourself to have a massage.’ Puh-lease” laughed Mirren.
Mirren went on to slam the lack of diversity in the Republican Party and how it reflects extremely poorly on them.
“The idiocy of the Republican Party to have a room full of 25 old white men making decisions about the health of this country that is 50.8 percent women and 37 percent other races — I looked this up!”
Mirren absolutely nailed it. Ivanka’s feminist hypocrisy is on full display in her recently published and widely derided “women’s empowerment book,” in which she complains about how she wasn’t able to get massages all the time during the campaign while offering a materialist and self-centered vision of bourgeois feminism that “allows women to gain power by perpetuating male supremacy, rather than challenging it,” as notes writer E.J Dickson in Bustle.
When you throw in how Ivanka continuously profits off of the suffering of Chinese sweatshop workers and has done nothing substantial to craft any kind of actual policy that would improve the lives of American women, it’s hard to see how Ivanka can get away with calling herself a feminist at all.