Bristol Palin may have out-done herself with her latest post. At the outset, it seems obvious that Brisol has no business commenting on the business attire of any woman. Bristol has never held a professional job.The only thing she is experienced in is what to wear while Dancing With the Stars, or perhaps the acceptable attire to wear while pregnant and working for Dr. Jack-Me-Off.
Oh my gosh, I’m laughing so hard at this so-called feminist who went on national television to complain about Ivanka Trump’s pink dress!
Joan Walsh actually let these words slip out of her mouth — right after admitting that she didn’t want to sound sexist and that talking about a woman’s clothing is “dangerous.”
“The fact that she sat in for her father, in a dress that was so incredibly ornamental was such a contradiction in terms. In patriarchal, authoritarian societies, daughters have great value. They’re property. And the message that she is sending about her own value, about her place in the White House, and the place of women in this administration are pretty frightening.
It’s a pink dress with big bows on the elbows. That’s not a dress that’s made for work, that’s not a dress that made to go out in the world and make a difference. That is a dress that is designed to show off your girliness.”
Girliness? What? I thought we didn’t believe that genders should be one way or the other, right Joan? That’s what feminists have been telling us all these years. Now, are you saying that real feminists don’t wear pink? Or are you saying it’s only bad when a Republican does it?
At the outset it is problematic that Bristol is critical of a woman giving her opinion criticizing another woman.
The next, and perhaps most obvious problem, is that whether man or woman there is a dress code that is expected in professional settings. For example, most would agree that the dress Melania wore to the inauguration was appropriate.
However most would agree that some of her other outfits would NOT have been appropriate.
“What you have on is your business card,”
“What are you trying to say in life, business and fashion?”
“You want your message to be consistent; otherwise, it’s very hard for people to latch on to it.”
Clearly Ivanka’s Little Bo Peep dress, shoes, and long blonde hair were out of place at the G-20 summit.
However the bigger question was why was Ivanka even there? She was deputized to fill in for her father at a table of world leaders at the Group of 20 summit on Saturday, reigniting questions about the unorthodox mixing of family and government.
Some say that the move demonstrates Trump’s flouting of democratic norms against such familial arrangements as well-established diplomatic protocols. The G-20 summit is a group of the 20 most powerful leaders in the world in the 20 most powerful countries in the world,”
Trump and other world leaders of the G-20 sat around a massive table for a working session on “Partnership With Africa, Migration and Health” when Ivanka relieved her father when he left the room. The move placed her squarely between British Prime Minister Theresa May and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
“Yes, it stuck out,” said a senior European official who took part in the G-20 talks and who spoke on the condition of anonymity to speak candidly.
Former NATO ambassador Nicholas Burns, who served as a diplomat under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, said the incident was a breach of protocols for such summits. Those traditions are intended to send a clear message to world leaders about who has power in the government.
Burns said in his experience at summits, the secretary of state would take the pres
Some critics online compared Ivanka Trump’s presence at the table to a “banana republic” and argued that she is both “unelected” and “unqualified” to step into a role usually filled by officials with policy expertise. Bristol Palin failed to notice or comment on the failure of Trump to have Rex Tillerson step in for him. Maybe Tillerson was unavailable.
A White House official said that when Donald Trump left the meeting, the topic of conversation at that point in the meeting had shifted into a focus on supporting female entrepreneurs in Africa. By Donald Trump leaving at that time it was a message that he was unconcerned with female entrepreneurs. By leaving his daughter there in his stead, dressed in her Bo-Peep-Dress, the message was clear. President Trump thinks of women only as professionals in one type of profession.
Here is a picture from the G-20 Summit.
Clearly most of those representing their countries were men and wearing suits. The four women in attendance were wearing suits and had short hair. Even Sarah knows how to dress in a professional setting.
She just chooses not to dress appropriately sometimes.