Wednesday April 1, 2020

McKeone on the rise of Ivanka Trump: Forget feminism, this is pure nepotism

Few images provoked such ire as the appearance of Ivanka Trump at a meeting of world leaders at the G20 summit in July 2017

18th March, 2018
Ivanka Trump with Christine Lagarde of the IMF at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany in July 2017 Pic: Getty

Ivanka Trump’s appearance at a G20 meeting of world leaders, and her presence front and centre of a photo of G20 world leaders has sparked a debate about feminism that has generated more heat than light.

What’s feminism got to do with it? Or misogyny, for that matter? At the risk of stating the blindingly obvious, Ivanka Trump had not earned the right to a place at the G20 table. This was not...

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