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Is Ivanka Trump a fake feminist?

In a recent interview on "Today," Ivanka Trump said it was "pretty inappropriate" for Peter Alexander to ask her about her father's sexual assault accusers. While Ivanka has cast herself as a champion of women—promising to fight for issues like equal pay and paid family leave—her actions suggest otherwise. She has done little to advocate for women while in the White House and has supported a number of anti-women policiesIs Ivanka is a real feminist or a fake one? 🚺

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In "Today" show interview with Peter Alexander, Ivanka Trump said it was "pretty inappropriate" for the host to ask her about her father's sexual misconduct accusers. Watch the exchange:

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Many have called out Ivanka's hypocrisy on women's rights.

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

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

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In addition to her father's alleged history of sexual assault and harassment, Ivanka has also done little to advocate for women's issues since being in the White House.

Ivanka 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.

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.

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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? 

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

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And continues to encourage female entrepreneurship.

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