Originally posted by me at medium.com.
I’m offended, but not for the reason that you might think. Yes, I can be terribly ready to debate on certain political subjects, but this does not have anything to do with politics.
I don’t watch “Full Frontal.” In fact, I’d never even heard of the show or its host, Samantha Bee, until I got home from work a few hours ago. I watched the clip where Samantha called Ivanka a, “feckless c***.” This was in regards to her father’s immigration reform.
What offends me about this is that one woman tore another woman down in front of God and everyone. Not only did she call Ivanka a hateful name, she implied that if Ivanka put on something short, low cut and tight that she could somehow convince her dad to change his policy. That is not only so incredibly offensive, but it is sick in an incestuous kind of way.
As women, we have historicaly competed with men for equal pay, equal jobs, the right to vote, climbing the corporate ladder, etc. We women are supposed to be on the same side, united in lifting each other up. At least, that’s what I was taught growing up. I am, apparently, really old school in this ideal and out of touch with modern reality, I guess.
Another example of this “woman attacks woman” was when Michelle Wolf “roasted” Sarah Huckabee Sanders during the White House Correspondents’ Dinner this year. Really? REALLY???
I can’t even.
I really can’t get my mind around just how vicious women are to other women. Yes, sure, there were the petty, bitchy arguments in the all women records office in a small town police department I once worked at, but the worst infraction was something along the lines of, “maybe she needs to get that in a larger size.”
Oh, and let’s not forget an Ambien fueled Roseanne Barr. What she said about Valerie Jarrett was also inexcusable. I’ve always loved Roseanne, in spite of some of her antics and that God-awful rendition of the National Anthem all those years ago. This most recent faux-pas, on the other hand? Not quite as forgiveable.
I guess my point is this; in a world where men have made inappropriate advances toward women (that whole weaker sex-thing), where we have oftentimes had to claw our way past our male counterparts to get to where we want to be, or in my own personal experience, to get the same pay as males in the same job title as I was, only making more money; to see three high-profile women go at other high-profile women makes this old girl feel as though we’ve gone through so much only to reach the top and have nothing better to do than claw each other’s eyes out, figuratively speaking.
Sisters? What are your thoughts on this?