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."
As we celebrate #WomensHistoryMonth we reflect on women’s incredible contributions to our Nation. We honor women’s… https://t.co/dFpll4xBva— Ivanka Trump (@Ivanka Trump) 1519931859.0
The responses were unforgiving.
@IvankaTrump And we also strip away their rights to make choices about their own healthcare and continue to pay the… https://t.co/4PeijG1qp9— Late Dicken (@Late Dicken) 1519932091.0
@NCharlesDicken @Supertoaste @IvankaTrump She has no clue what normal, middle class, working class women do. She co… https://t.co/ZG2wyiSQOt— Deborah Freed (@Deborah Freed) 1519943785.0
@IvankaTrump Another vapid word salad from the whisper grifter.— John Leonard (@John Leonard) 1519937631.0
Ivanka's intentions may have been genuine, but her loyalty to her notoriously misogynistic father undermined her credibility.
@IvankaTrump https://t.co/DRoB8RCB2h— Kirk J. Nason 🌊🌊🌊 (@Kirk J. Nason 🌊🌊🌊) 1519936907.0
@IvankaTrump Are you in a parallel universe from your father? Have you been alert and aware of anything he's done i… https://t.co/BA63y2mRrO— (((NancyO'Donnell))) (@(((NancyO'Donnell)))) 1519946982.0
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."
@IvankaTrump And your legacy? Do you think about that? Where, WHERE, are the women you have championed and empowere… https://t.co/7AJJo5SJ3S— AngelaBlueWave 🌊 (@AngelaBlueWave 🌊) 1519938340.0
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.
@IvankaTrump White House gender pay gap more than triples under Trump - The Washington Post https://t.co/l3VkDAfu0b— Forever Logical 🖖🌊 (@Forever Logical 🖖🌊) 1519932112.0
Ivanka paying lip service to Women's History Month seemed especially disingenuous considering her complicity in the administration.
@IvankaTrump You mean like record-breaking Women's March in protest of your father being inaugurated? You mean like… https://t.co/HS98fp7lIW— Just Mary (@Just Mary) 1519956865.0
@IvankaTrump Contributions and achievements that your father is working to strip away. I get that you have no influ… https://t.co/TRU2CLubWa— happyrunner (@happyrunner) 1519936504.0
@IvankaTrump Who do you mean by “we?” Apparently you don’t believe your father’s accusers who are women! Who do you… https://t.co/qzVHtFRUrX— Nyeasia Pippin (@Nyeasia Pippin) 1519936590.0
And Ivanka's tweet infuriated people who refuse to see her as a feminist.
@IvankaTrump @IvankaTrump is more than complicit in the war against women. She is a LEADER in this administration t… https://t.co/5N06c6EAC8— Forever Logical 🖖🌊 (@Forever Logical 🖖🌊) 1519932101.0
@IvankaTrump I call BS! You played the daughter card when asked about daddy's dalliances. You have no standing in h… https://t.co/2GogYNZ0lH— Paulette Feeney (@Paulette Feeney) 1519952213.0
People are kind of done with Ivanka Trump.
@IvankaTrump https://t.co/efULmdx8z3— Lulu Says (@Lulu Says) 1519952932.0