Angry Feminists Conveniently Ignoring this Major Story
During the Clinton years, many feminists stayed silent while story after story trickled out about the sitting US president using his office to abuse and fondle women outside of the confines of his marriage. Now that another Clinton has a shot at the White House, they're choosing to ignore another major story: the leaking of nude photographs of Melania Trump. As the Daily Caller's Katie Frates notes:
The New York Post ran a front page cover Saturday night titled “The Ogle Office” featuring a naked spread of potential first lady Melania Trump.
She’s censored, but the article features three nude pictures of her in various poses from a 1995 photo shoot when she was 25. It’s first sentence is, “Donald Trump thinks his wife will be a model first lady — and here’s the proof.”
To its credit, the Trump campaign rolled with the spread, with senior adviser Jason Miller telling “Reliable Sources” that “they’re a celebration of the human body as art,” and “there’s nothing to be embarrassed about.” Additionally, the Post endorsed Donald Trump during the Republican primaries in April.
But none of the usual suspects are chiming in: Many feminists are staying quiet rather than defending Melania’s choice to pose nude — or attacking the Post’s choice to publish these photos just days after she and her family presented themselves to the country at the Republican National Convention.
Feminist hard-liners like Lena Dunham, Amy Schumer, Miley Cyrus and Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards have said nothing. Schumer frequently speaks out against body shaming and slut shaming; Dunham defends female sexuality and nudity through her show, “Girls;” Cyrus posts nakedpictures in defense of female nudity; and Richards has said, “I’m just honestly so sick of men telling us what to do with our bodies.” Even models like Emily Ratajkowski pose nude to make the point that it’s perfectly OK.
There's a very simple one word answer to this question: "abortion." Very simply, if a candidate supports the unfettered right of a woman to choose to execute her unborn child up until the moment of conception for any reason whatsoever, that candidate can otherwise treat women like absolute crap.
Make no mistake: if the Clinton campaign wants to slut shame Hillary Clinton, the radical left is likely to give them a free pass.