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Ivanka Trump “Endorses” Oprah’s Golden Globes Speech … Which Means Nothing Without Condemning Her Father’s Actions

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Oprah’s Golden Globes speech this weekend was not only powerful and inspiring, but it had many dreaming of an alternate universe in which, if we had to have a celebrity president in the U.S., it could at least be someone with a shred of human decency. Alas, we don’t live in that alternate universe, and we’re stuck with the misogynistic U.S. president we’ve got. Meanwhile, his daughter thought Oprah’s speech was peachy keen. Great.

Last night, Ivanka Trump tweeted out that she’d just seen Oprah’s speech, called it inspiring, and urged everyone to “come together” and say #TIMESUP. Uh …

Does she know that her father is known in many circles as the “Pussy-Grabber-In-Chief,” due not only to actions he’s been accused of, but his own taped admission? Does she understand that he has been accused of sexual harassment and assault several times. Like, several times. Like, no really, several times. And that’s when we haven’t just straight-up witnessed it or heard it happening in front of us.

Many have called the all-black dress code at the Golden Globes meaningless, but that dress code was merely symbolic of actual hard work that was and is taking place to make concrete change to prevent sexual harassment in Hollywood, or any other workplace. The Times Up initiative’s committees, partnership, and ever-growing legal fund can, in concrete ways, do some real good.

Meanwhile, Trump the Daughter has a father with a long history of saying and doing really sexist things, but can only manage to tweet support of a speech that was, in part, about denouncing him and his attacks on a Free Press. I have zero interest in any support of the “empowerment of women” that Trump is interested in spouting until she is capable of openly and vocally denouncing her father’s behavior.

But she won’t. Hell, she doesn’t even know what “complicit” means.

(via The Daily Beast, image: Shutterstock)

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Teresa Jusino (she/her) is a native New Yorker and a proud Puerto Rican, Jewish, bisexual woman with ADHD. She's been writing professionally since 2010 and was a former TMS assistant editor from 2015-18. Now, she's back as a contributing writer. When not writing about pop culture, she's writing screenplays and is the creator of your future favorite genre show. Teresa lives in L.A. with her brilliant wife. Her other great loves include: Star Trek, The Last of Us, anything by Brian K. Vaughan, and her Level 5 android Paladin named Lal.