Is Ivanka Trump a fake feminist? | The Tylt
Ivanka Trump has consistently cast herself as a champion of women, promising to fight for women's issues like equal pay and paid family leave. But the Trump administration recently rolled back a mandate requiring employers to cover women's birth control, and Ivanka also supported a plan to end an Obama-era policy intended to close the gender pay gap. It has many asking whether Ivanka is a real feminist or a fake one. What do you think? 🚺
Is Ivanka Trump a fake feminist?
Ivanka Trump came under criticism over her support of the Trump administration's decision to end an Obama-era policy that would have required businesses to collect and report information on how much they pay their workers alongside their gender, race, and ethnicity.
Many believe the provision would have been an important first step in addressing the gender pay gap, but Ivanka doesn't appear to be pushing back against her father's administration.
Ultimately, while I believe the intention was good and agree that pay transparency is important, the proposed policy would not yield the intended results. We look forward to continuing to work with EEOC, Congress and all relevant stakeholders on robust policies aimed at eliminating the gender wage gap.
Ivanka has also said nothing against the recent announcement that Trump's Department of Health and Human Services was rolling back a mandate which required employers to cover birth control for female employees. Ivanka's consistent inability to push back against the administration's seemingly anti-woman agenda has many wondering whether her feminism is sincere.
How's that Ivanka "feminist" influence working out, eh?— Czar Nicholas X (@nickofboe) October 2, 2017
But many have defended Ivanka's record as a feminist. She has spoken out forcefully against human trafficking, encouraged women to embrace their careers and donated the proceeds from her book "Women Who Work" to charity.
And Ivanka has spoken out for women and girls at times during her father's administration.
Thank you for caring about truly empowering girls in our country and around the world. You're a true role model girls can look up to.— LifeloverLori (@lorijmadsen) October 11, 2017
ivanka is an example of wut a strong, independent & beautiful woman should be like. She is an amazing role model for young women to follow.— Duke of Scarborough (@DukeofScarboro) September 22, 2017