The delightful thing about feminists is that they tend to be mind-numbingly self-contradictory – and don’t even realize it. MSNBC political analyst Joan Walsh proved so Sunday when she called Ivanka Trump’s blush pink G20 dress “not a dress that’s made for work”:
“It’s a pink dress with big bows on the elbows — there’s something incredibly ornamental,” Ms. Walsh responded. “That’s not a dress that’s made for work. That’s not a dress that’s made to go out in the world and make a difference. That is a dress that is designed to show off your girliness, and, you know, God bless her, show it off, but don’t then tell us that you are crusading for an equal place for women at the table because you’re not.”
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) July 8, 2017
Walsh also proclaimed that Trump’s choice of wardrobe sent a “pretty frightening” message that the dastardly patriarchy is still very much in control.
So basically Walsh is saying that women have to dress a certain way in order to be taken seriously. Isn’t that literally the exact opposite of feminism?
Yes, it is. Because, as Twitter aptly pointed out, just last week feminists were up in arms over the longstanding dress code in the Speaker’s lobby:
WTF, weren’t they complaining about “Republican” dress codes last week?
— Tyler 🌎 (@TCoop6231) July 11, 2017
Remember when we were careening toward Handmaid’s Tale because bare shoulders haven’t been allowed in the Speaker’s lobby for 100+ years? https://t.co/FLFqZBNtan
— Lyndsey Fifield (@lyndseyfifield) July 11, 2017
So which is it? Do women have to adhere to a dress code or don’t we? And why must “feminine” and “powerful” be mutually exclusive when it comes to what women wear? Isn’t the whole crux of feminism that females are inherently powerful?
She is professional and feminine. It’s a hard concept for feminists to grasp. 🙄
— Embrasse Le Chat 🐱 (@SHeatherly777) July 11, 2017
Go home, feminists, you’re all drunk.
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