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Ivanka Trump Gets Slammed on Twitter for Honoring Women's History Month

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March is Women's History Month, an annual celebration of women's contributions to American history, culture, and society, and has been recognized nationally since 1987. While many people consider Ivanka Trump a weak role model for women's empowerment, the First Daughter tweeted on Thursday in honor of Women's History Month. Not surprisingly, the backlash was swift.


Ivanka tweeted, "As we celebrate #WomensHistoryMonth we reflect on women's incredible contributions to our Nation."

But her words failed to resonate with many people. Her tweet continued, "We honor women's legacy of achievements—from pioneering innovations & strengthening our communities to leading in business & politics. Women write America's proud & thriving history."



The responses were unforgiving.



Ivanka's intentions may have been genuine, but her loyalty to her notoriously misogynistic father undermined her credibility.



While she cannot be held accountable for the President's indiscretions, Ivanka denied Trump's allegations of sexual assault and harassment by 16 women.

When Peter Alexander from NBC news asked her whether or not she believed the women's accusations, Ivanka said "I know my father. So I think I have that right as a daughter to believe my father."



Her failure to advance women's causes while acting as senior adviser in the White House doesn't help. While claiming to be an advocate of closing the gender wage gap, Ivanka supported the end of an Obama-era policy that promoted equal pay. Under the policy, business owners with more than 100 employees reported salaries, gender, age, race, and ethnicity to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, providing the federal government with evidence of any pay discrimination.

But the Trump administration claimed the protocol was too much of a burden for businesses.

According to a Newsweek report, Ivanka said in a statement:

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, [the Office of Management and Budget], Congress and all relevant stakeholders on robust policies aimed at eliminating the gender wage gap.


Ivanka paying lip service to Women's History Month seemed especially disingenuous considering her complicity in the administration.



And Ivanka's tweet infuriated people who refuse to see her as a feminist.



People are kind of done with Ivanka Trump.




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