Daily Caller – Feminists and empowerers-of-women everywhere can’t seem to figure out how to deal with incoming first lady Melania Trump.
Do they ignore her while she’s mocked? Do they mock her in front of millions? Do they make fun of her because she isn’t fitting into some traditional role? Every few months, women of the left find a new way to belittle her, and December is their last chance before 2016 wraps up. Salon’s managing editor, Erin Keane, for example, sucked all the Christmas cheer out of the room Saturday with a tirade about Melania that validates every negative stereotype pinned on women. Ivanka may take up the mantle as Melania is reportedly not going to be as active as former first ladies, and that’s no fun.
Women — feminists as well as those who don’t ascribe to that movement — have worked hard to beat the rumor that women are petty toward one another: That girls are conniving and manipulative; that boys use their fists while women use their words; that we’re vicious schemers who struggle to hold down long-term female friendships.
Keane and her lot are well on their way to providing solid evidence that girls are jealous, envious husks of emotion determined to tear down any woman more successful than them.
The Feminists also think they hurt themselves by not organizing enough support to get Clinton elected, but they are wrong. They have no idea how lucky they are to have Trump as their President. Clinton would have had to cut women’s programs, reduce single mother assistance, and forestall any meaningful enhancements to equal-rights initiatives that favor women in order to maintain any support by a huge male-dominated Republican majority in congress.
Trump does not have to worry about that. He can submit bills to increasingly protect and further the feminist agenda without fear of political reprisal because doing so can only increase his political capital with women’s organizations and lobbyists for the movement. Trump could be the best thing that has ever happened to the feminist movement.
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