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Ivanka Trump is releasing a new book on… feminism. Confused? So are we!

One Christian Louboutin in front of the other, Trump Jnr Ivanka leads the way for women everywhere, giving us the low down on being a billionaire with a shoe line and not making time for massages on the campaign trail.

Just when we thought that the Trump presidency couldn’t get worse for women everywhere…. Ivanka Trump (or a very well paid group of writers, who is to say?) has just released a book on FEMINISM.

Titled Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success, Trump’s book looks to be about as flaky as her father’s policy.

In her new book, Ivanka delivers some hard truths about how difficult her life has been in balancing her family, her beauty and her new career in IT.

“We’re aspiring to do work that we love, work that inspires us, and we’re pursuing our passions and unabashedly making them priorities. We’re training for marathons and learning to code. We’re planning adventures with our kids and weekend getaways with our friends.”

I bet planning that weekend getaway to the Hampton’s house was a logistical clusterfuck for you Ivanka, feels.

Of course the First Daughter wouldn’t pass up an opportunity to use her book as a means to justify the president elect, and all round pleb of a dad Donald. Quoting that passion “is an equaliser, more important than education or experience in creating your version of success” unfortunately for Ivanka her success story holds in its hands the cards for the future of the United States… hers and her family’s version doesn’t necessarily sit on par with the rest of the free thinking world.

As much as it feels rotten to slam a woman trying to have a voice in her already overwhelmingly patriarchal existenceWomen Who Work just doesn’t seem to have as much brevity as it could, were Ms Trump someone who had worked.

The book is honest and real, not passing up an opportunity to share the struggles she has faced as a part of the Trump team “During extremely high-capacity times, like during the campaign, I went into survival mode: I worked and I was with my family; I didn’t do much else,” she writes. “Honestly, I wasn’t treating myself to a massage or making much time for self-care.”  Yep, survival mode sounds about bloody right, almost as bad as being a single mum of a minority, working four jobs and scraping to make rent. But hard work is relative right?

Slate was so apt in describing Ivanka and Donald’s approach; “Both exploit and cheapen what they touch. In his case America. In hers, feminism.” 

And we cannot help but agree. While no doubt paved with good intentions, the book does nothing short of denigrate the courageous and honest progress of women existing in politics and influence. Nice try Ivanka, but when you write up the realities of your experience as the daughter of quite possibly the most hated man in the world, let us know.

For now, lets hope the housekeeper packed the SPF 50+ for that much needed mini break this weekend, we’d hate for you to have to walk to the shops.

Via Slate.

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May 3, 2017