Ivanka Trump, America’s self-styled ‘First Daughter’, has attempted her very best Sheryl Sandberg impression by launching a book about making a success of it as a working woman.
The problem is, because of her ludicrously wealthy background and helping hand from her Dad, the President, most of us will never be able to relate.
“Ivanka Trump” ‘s book tells poor dumb women how to live their lives w/o having daddy’s billions at your disposal. smh #oligarchy shit
— GREGORY LIONS (@GREGLIONS) May 2, 2017
For example, financially, Vocativ reports that Ivanka’s assets amount to around $200million, not including the $741million her and husband Jared Kushner (advisor to President Trump) make as beneficiaries from business and property. We’d say that little extra cash might help you with the school run.
Make It Work, an American campaign for economic security for women and families, released a press statement about Ivanka’s book, which is called ‘Women Who Work: Rewriting The Rules For Success’.
It read: “The book was not written for women who are working two jobs, caring for a sick loved one, and struggling to make ends meet. It wasn’t written for the millions of women who work paycheck to paycheck…[or are] doing unpaid labour in their homes as caregivers and homemakers.”
— Dayna Tortorici (@dtortorici) May 2, 2017
It didn’t help that Ivanka suggested that omitting massages from her normal routine equated to “survival mode”:
— KateGallagherRobbins (@kfgrobbins) May 2, 2017
Or that she’d used scores of inspiring quotes from famous feminists who have been openly and deeply critical about the Trump administration and its flagrant misogyny:
Ivanka Trump quotes Betty Friedan, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Maya Angelou in her book. Yeah.
— Bryce Covert (@brycecovert) May 2, 2017
It’s weird to read a book by Ivanka Trump and see her using Junot Diaz and Toni Morrison’s words. pic.twitter.com/s613yXXUxH
— Pete Souza Petty (@KendraJames_) May 2, 2017
— Jill Disis (@jdisis) May 2, 2017
Then there’s this review of the book by the New York Times. It calls the attempt “witlessly derivative, endlessly recapitulating the wisdom of other, canonical self-help and business books.”
Oh, and this:
Why is a taxpayer-funded government agency promoting @IvankaTrump‘s book?
— Alex Howard (@digiphile) May 2, 2017
Think we’ll give it a miss.