There many on the left (myself included) who believe that Hillary Clinton might have been elected President had it not been for the email scandal that curtailed her chances of winning.
Yesterday, it was announced that Ivanka Trump has been using her personal email account for government business.
It is deliciously ironic that her father used Hillary Clinton’s emails as one of the major reasons as to why she was ill-equipped to be President. I wonder if the phrase “lock her up” can be applied to Ivanka? If nothing else, it is hypocritical that Ivanka can use personal email for work and it is totally fine, but Hillary Clinton is made into a political pariah by some for the same activity?
What is good for the goose is good for the gander. If a government official, regardless of their position or where they stand on the political spectrum, uses personal email for business, they should be reprimanded as needed. Ivanka Trump is not and should not be immune from the consequences because she is the President’s daughter.
There is an old saying: a house divided cannot stand.
A political movement whose ultimate goal is equality cannot last when hate worms its way into the movement.
Theresa Shook is one of the founders and leaders of Women’s March, the face of the modern feminist movement. She has called on her co-founders to step down due after accusations of antisemitism and anti-gay sentiments were made known to the public.
To say that I am disappointed is an understatement. If we are marching and protesting to ensure equality for one group of people, we must do the same for all. We cannot say one thing in private and say something else in public. We cannot demand equal rights for all women in public and in private make antisemitic and anti-gay remarks in the private.
In case these women forgot, this generations feminists did not just become feminists out of thin air. We stand on the shoulders of Bella Abzug, Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem. All three of these women are not just icons of the second wave of feminism, but Jewish as well. The fact that antisemitism has infected Women’s March spits on these women who paved the way for us to fight for our rights.
When we have true equality, it will happen when we work together, not when we denigrate one another because of religion or sexuality.