Samantha Bee Calls Ivanka A Feckless Cunt

//Samantha Bee Calls Ivanka A Feckless Cunt

Samantha Bee Calls Ivanka A Feckless Cunt

By | 2018-06-02T14:29:01+00:00 February 1st, 2018|

Rebecca Traister is a feminist. At 43 years of age she certainly does not represent the old guard and is far away from the new breed of millennial feminists. Her take on Samantha Bee’s calling Ivanka a feckless cunt is so smart, honest and thought provoking that it is a must read.

It is true that in her critique of Ivanka Trump, Bee used an expletive that is explicitly misogynistic; it is wholly reasonable to object to the word cunt for feminist reasons. It is also reasonable and worthwhile to consider why a term for female anatomy has become such a potent pejorative; why does a word that means vagina also mean “very bad person”? That’s a valid question, but it’s crucial to consider it in this context. Bee was not reinforcing or replicating the crude harm that “cunt” has been used to inflict historically: the patriarchal diminishment and vilification of women. In fact, Bee was using it to criticize a woman precisely because that woman is acting on behalf of that patriarchy, one that systematically diminishes women, destroys families, and hurts children.

Read the article at The Cut

 

PS So far my favorite tweet…   

 

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