Here we are in the thick of the “holiday season,” even though our part, as Jews, is over. Hanukkah, in which we celebrate the rededication of the Temple, ended on Monday. Over the course of the…past eight days, we ate latkes and sufganiyot, and shone light into darkness. I’m sitting here, though, with an icky feeling — and that’s not just from eating too much chocolate gelt. I’m feeling perturbed about First Daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump’s presentation of the “holidays” this year — and I’d like to explain… >> Read More
Like so many of us, Ivanka Trump is a working mom. And like so many of us, you might expect her work space to be decorated with photos of her kids.
And you'd be right. But, unlike so many of us…— who, you know, aren't the daughter of the sitting U.S. president as well as an official White House senior adviser — she also has some unique office accoutrements... including, apparently, handwritten lyrics to Journey's 1981 hit "Don't Stop Believin'." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcjzHMhBtf0 As a recent profile in The Washington Post mentions, the Jewish mom of two was… >> Read More
When NBC’s Peter Alexander asked Ivanka Trump whether she believes the accusations from more than a dozen women who have claimed Donald Trump sexually harassed and assaulted them, she…immediately called the question "inappropriate." She stood by her father, telling the Today show, "I think it’s a pretty inappropriate question to ask a daughter if she believes the accusers of her father when he’s affirmatively stated there’s no truth to it. I don’t think that’s a question you would have asked many other daughters."… >> Read More
Last week, Ivanka Trump appeared on Dr. Oz and talked about postpartum depression--and what her life is like now that her dad is president.
Many people were outraged about the fact that she not…only was a guest on his show, but was speaking out about postpartum depression at the same time her dad's administration and its allies were seeking to get rid of reproductive and mental health coverage for millions of women. This is why one OB-GYN, Veronica Ades, called Ivanka out on Twitter--and got many people thanking her: Ivanka… >> Read More
It seems like Ivanka Trump isn't even pushing forward a good agenda on her "signature issue." Apparently, the Trump administration is planning to end an Obama-era policy aimed at preventing pay…discrimination. The "Women Who Work" advocate even supports this change. Boo. So, what's the deal? The Obama-era rule makes it a requirement for business owners to document how much they pay their employees--and they would also have to include the employee's gender, race, and ethnicity, which makes it possible for the government to see where… >> Read More