In yet another blow to feminism, a woman is insulted by a man, and the “liberal” media defend the man. But this time it’s a little different. The people defending the man are “Feminists” and they have international readership in the 10s of millions. So why are they not defending the woman who was called a “Hooker”? It’s because of the man she married. The woman is Melania Trump, and those rushing to place caveats on their “condemnations” include editor for Slate, Heather Schwedel.
The New York Times reporter Jacob Bernstein, was attending a Fashion Week event when he said to Victoria’s Secret model, Emily Ratajkowski. Whilst speaking, Bernstein stated that Melania Trump was a “Hooker”. Ratajkowski quite rightly took to twitter to lambast Bernstein’s appalling comments, and Bernstein himself has been forced to apologize publicly.
According to the Daily Caller, Slate’s Shwedel wrote:
“On Monday, Ratajkowski tweeted that a journalist she sat next to, presumably at a private event, had told her that Melania was a ‘hooker,’” So because it was a private event, does this make it acceptable?
She also wrote that:
“While protesting slut-shaming is a valid stance, if this seems like an annoying nontroversy, well, that might be an even more a valid stance.”
“When defending Melania, why not also point out how much her husband’s administration’s policies stand to hurt women’s rights and safety?”
And this is why Feminism is dying in America. If the lazy, judgmental writers of powerful magazines won’t defend a woman because of who she happens to be married to, what other factors would negate someone’s right to equality?