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
Apparently, Ivanka Trump doesn't actually care about "women who work." The workers at an Indonesian factory that produces clothing for her brand have recently come forward describing being verbally…abused by supervisors. They also, not surprisingly, receive one of the lowest minimum wages in Asia, according to a report in The Guardian. In the piece, it should be noted, dozens of workers were interviewed about their experience, reporting that many employees regularly worked unpaid overtime, making about $173 a month--which is not a livable wage for… >> Read More
I spent four years at a religious high school dealing with a very strict dress code—and a staff of teachers who made it really clear that enforcing the dress code on girls was the thing they took…most seriously about their jobs. Women's bodies, in this environment, were an inherent distraction, and a huge amount of time and energy was spent discussing our bodies and their clothing ad nauseum. An entire semester was devoted to covering one's hair. Another semester was devoted to why pants were not allowed. It was a weird… >> Read More
"Will & Grace" actor and notable Jewish mom Debra Messing recently spoke out about Ivanka Trump, calling on her to use her positions to help others. And she's speaking to her from "one Jewish…mother to another." During her powerful acceptance of GLAAD’s Excellence in Media Award at the 28th annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City this past Saturday, Messing talked activism (and tikkun olam), stating: “To Ivanka: Let’s talk to each other, one Jewish mother to another … it’s time to do something. Ivanka, you can change the lives of… >> Read More