You’ve no doubt heard by now of Oprah’s powerful speech delivered at this past Sunday’s Golden Globes — and if you haven’t yet, check it out below. It’s very much worth watching.
Ivanka Trump expressed support for Oprah’s speech, in which she lauded the “#MeToo” movement, with a Twitter post on Monday, writing:
@Oprah‘s empowering & inspiring speech at last night’s #GoldenGlobes. Let’s all come together, women & men, & say #TIMESUP.’
The irony of Ivanka tweeting this message of support for victims of sexual misconduct, using the “Time’s Up” catchphrase in reference to those who have long got away with perpetrating abuse, is apparently completely lost on her.
After opening her Sunday speech with telling the story of seeing an African American win an Academy Award as a child and relating how powerful it was, Oprah went on to discuss the significance of her own receipt of the Cecil B. DeMille Award, acknowledging the renewed vigor behind the push for full equality of the sexes.
This vigor has been sparked — as Oprah made very clear — by numerous women coming forward with their stories of sexual harassment and assault and outing their abusers in the process.
If Ivanka Trump wants there to be no tolerance for sexual misconduct in the United States, then she needs to push for her father to be removed from office. Her father is credibly accused of sexual misconduct by numerous women. She doesn’t get to pick and choose the contexts in which she speaks up against sexual harassment without facing the backlash of those concerned for the women that her very own father is credibly accused of abusing.
Even still, Ivanka continues to work in her father’s presidential administration as an unpaid adviser and the relevance of her comments to her very own father is apparently completely lost on her.