Is Ivanka Trump a fake feminist?
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Is Ivanka Trump a fake feminist?

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Ivanka Trump has consistently cast herself as a champion of women—promising to fight for issues like equal pay and paid family leave. But she supported a plan to end an Obama-era policy aimed at closing the gender pay gap and has done little to advocate for women while in the White House. It has many asking whether Ivanka is a real feminist or a fake one. What do you think? 🚺

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Despite pledging to fight for equal pay on the campaign trail, Ivanka has still done nothing to deliver on her promises.

"As President, my father will change the labor laws that were put into place at a time when women were not a significant portion of the workforce. And he will focus on making quality childcare affordable and accessible for all... He will fight for equal pay for equal work, and I will fight for this too, right along side of him."

Ivanka came under criticism last year 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.

The provision was an important first step in addressing the gender pay gap—and issue Ivanka has championed—yet she did support the decision of 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 also said nothing against the Trump's Department of Health and Human Services 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.

Ivanka has also refused to address the sexual assault allegations against her father, telling Peter Alexander it was "pretty inappropriate" for the host to ask about her father's sexual misconduct in a "Today Show" interview. 

But some jumped to her defense. Of course Ivanka is going to defend her father.

Hillary Clinton famously defended her husband against assault allegations. Why the double standard?

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.

Is it really fair to blame her for her father's actions? 

Ivanka has spoken out for women and girls multiple times during her father's administration.

And continues to encourage female entrepreneurship.

She is still beloved by many.

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