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News list for hypocrisy without borders the pomposity of ivanka trump’s trip to africa arwa mahdawi opinion

News list for hypocrisy without borders the pomposity of ivanka trump’s trip to africa arwa mahdawi opinion


/The first daughter is visiting Ethiopia and Ivory Coast to promote women’s rights – yet she stays silent while her father’s administration stifles female empowermentWe don’t deserve Saint Ivanka, we really don’t. Nobody asked Donald Trump’s favourite child to devote her life to empowering women, she just knew it had to be done. Nobody elected her to serve in the US government, but she took a senior role in her father’s administration anyway. And not content with simply empowering the women of th...
/Donald Trump’s disdain for women manifests itself in crass braggadocio, while Joe Biden’s is in the form of patronizing paternalismSign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newsletter​ on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday. Continue reading... Sign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newsletter​ on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday.Women deserve better than BidenCongratulations to Joe Biden, who may have just set a new record for the world’s fastest flip-flop. On Wednesday, Biden’s campaign ...
/America’s first family are outraged by an art work that presumes to shows her vacuumingIn a singular achievement for US conceptual art, an installation by Jennifer Rubell has prompted three – to date – of Donald Trump’s children to disclose their horror of sexism.The piece in question, Ivanka Vacuuming, recently opened in Washington DC. A video shows a woman in the Trump-preferred genre – young, high-heeled, blond – impassively pushing a vacuum cleaner around a pink carpet, on to which visitors ...
/In their second year as White House aides, couple took in funds from real estate holdings, stocks, and a book dealIvanka Trump and Jared Kushner took in as much as $135m in income during their second year as aides to Donald Trump, generated from their vast real estate holdings, stocks and bonds and even a book deal, according to their financial disclosures released Friday.Ivanka Trump’s stake in her family’s Washington DC hotel down the street from the Oval Office generated $3.95m in revenue in ...
/I can’t get swept up in the camp, kitsch excitement around the 2019 song contest. The politics are too importantIt’s hard not to love Eurovision: it’s camp, kitsch fun and I’m a sucker for power ballads and dance floor bangers. In recent years, I have been swept up in the excitement. But as the son of a Palestinian refugee and as a gay man, I simply cannot bring myself to take part in the revelries this year.I’m not alone. With the grand final to be held in Tel Aviv on 18 May, there are widespre...
/Tape appears to feature R&B singer sexually abusing girlsSinger is facing 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse The attorney Gloria Allred says a client has turned a tape over to law enforcement that appears to feature R&B singer R Kelly sexually abusing girls. Related: R Kelly and the art of the male meltdown | Arwa Mahdawi Continue reading... The attorney Gloria Allred says a client has turned a tape over to law enforcement that appears to feature R&B singer R Kelly sexually abusin...
/Sheriff’s spokeswoman does not know who paid debtSinger charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuseR Kelly is set to be released from a Chicago jail. Related: R Kelly and the art of the male meltdown | Arwa Mahdawi Continue reading... R Kelly is set to be released from a Chicago jail. Read more Cook county sheriff’s spokeswoman Sophia Ansari said on Saturday Kelly would be released after someone paid $161,000 in back-dated child support for him. She did not know who made the payment. The...
/In a plot twist no one saw coming, Trump is bringing his four adult children on his forthcoming state visit. It will be like Arrested Development Goes To The UKThe one immutable law about TV sitcoms is the show should never leave its usual setting. Sex And The City’s worst episodes were when Carrie went to Los Angeles and – ooh la la! – Paris, where les français were très rude but the croissants were fantastique. That cultural insight looked positively authentic compared with the trip to Abu Dha...
/Trump’s gutting of clean power plan should put the ‘in Ivanka we trust’ narrative to bed once and for allNo sooner had Donald Trump been elected president than talk of his daughter Ivanka as the great liberal hope began. In recent months this kind of thinly veiled desperation, has spanned any number of areas, from women’s health and gay rights, to climate change. With Ivanka formally joining the White House as an official government employee, it’s time we saw the Ivanka-as-mitigator narrative fo...
/Vice-president tells European and Asian allies they should follow the US in quitting the Iran deal and recognizing Juan GuaidoMike Pence rebuked European powers over Iran and Venezuela on Saturday, in a renewed attack on traditional US allies, rejecting a call by Germany’s chancellor to include Russia in global cooperation efforts. Related: Trump's emergency declaration is unconstitutional – ask his lawyers | Lloyd Green Continue reading... Mike Pence rebuked European powers over Iran and Venez...
/The young congresswoman has turned the tables on the Wall Street Journal after it accused her of taking ‘pride in ignorance’Large swaths of America appear to be suffering from a debilitating condition known as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Derangement Syndrome (AOCDS). Symptoms include bouts of extreme condescension, an inability to stop sputtering the word “socialist”, and overwhelming anger that a young woman of colour is unapologetically succeeding. Continue reading... AOC is ignorant, ungrateful ...
/Celebs can drink their Gilead cocktails. Margaret Atwood’s story remains a pertinent warning about misogyny’s mission creepI felt a small spark of joy yesterday, as I imagined Margaret Atwood’s facial expression when confronted with the news that a member of the Kardashian family – Kylie Jenner – had provoked internet outrage by organising a Handmaid’s Tale-themed party. The novelist is known for taking no prisoners, and the footage, which shows Jenner and her friends squealing as they are confr...
/Revealed: Donald Trump’s son-in-law challenged by Rex Tillerson and Gary Cohn for mixing personal interests with US foreign policyDonald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, was confronted by two of the most senior US government officials for mixing his personal interests with US foreign policy, according to a new book.Kushner, an envoy to the Middle East for his father-in-law, is said to have been robustly challenged by both Rex Tillerson, then secretary of state, and Gary Cohn, formerly Trump’s ...
/Felix Tshisekedi is thought to have lost to another opposition leader, Martin Fayulu, but the U.S. and others have accepted the outcome in the name of stability. Officials deny the vote was rigged, and insist that it was the country’s best ever.The Catholic Church, an influential and widely respected body that sent 40,000 election observers across the country, backed Mr. Fayulu’s claims to victory. Credible opinion polls before the vote had also shown him to be the winner. Suspicions over the re...
/Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was right to criticize the first daughter’s ill-informed comments on guaranteed jobsResponding to a question about Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposed Green New Deal and its call for a federal job guarantee, Ivanka Trump this week offered sage wisdom: “I’ve spent a lot of time traveling around this country over the last four years,” she said. “People want to work for what they get. So, I think that this idea of a guaranteed minimum is not something most pe...

News list for hypocrisy without borders the pomposity of ivanka trump’s trip to africa arwa mahdawi opinion