President Donald Trump has explained why he does not identify as a feminist in a seriously infuriating interview…
Ever since his inauguration in January 2017, President Trump’s misogynistic language and regressive actions have made it quite clear that he doesn’t support women’s rights.
There was his decision to back a ban on a woman’s right to an abortion after 20 weeks. Then there was the sexist dress code he enforced upon his female staff. And let’s not forget the time he famously boasted that his fame allows him to “grab [women] by the pussy”.
Essentially, Trump has never been one of our feminist heroes.
Now, though, just in case there was any doubt about the President’s stance on equality, he’s gone and said the words straight out: “ No, I wouldn’t say I’m a feminist.”
Seasoned misogynist Piers Morgan broke the news, tweeting a picture of himself sat next to a smiling Trump
“President Trump has declared he is NOT a feminist,” Morgan captioned the image.
“He tells me: ‘No, I wouldn’t say I’m a feminist. I mean, I think that would be, maybe, going too far. I’m for women, I’m for men, I’m for everyone.’”
BREAKING NEWS:— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 27, 2018
President Trump has declared he is NOT a feminist.
He tells me: ‘No, I wouldn't say I'm a feminist. I mean, I think that would be, maybe, going too far. I'm for women, I'm for men, I’m for everyone.'
Full interview, Sunday, ITV, 10pm. pic.twitter.com/GCviovNb6o
Trump’s comment seems more than a little misguided, especially considering that he claims to be “for everyone”: the definition of feminism is, of course, formed on “the ground of the equality of the sexes”.
Sadly, though, Trump’s revelation is news to no one and Twitter has been alight with sarcastically obvious comparisons.
Others took issue with Morgan’s using of the phrase “breaking news”, with many questioning if he was trying to be comical or genuinely thought this was a shocking revelation.
Of all the comments, memes and GIFs, though, our favourite has to be the tweet shared from Dictionary.com’s official account which reinforced that feminism is built on equality and therefore is for everyone, highlighting how Trump’s comments lack any understanding of the movement.
The tweet reads: “Feminist means advocating social, political, legal, and economic rights for women equal to those of men. #ItsForWomen #ItsForMen #ItsForEveryone”.
Following his initial tweet, Morgan has since followed this up by also revealing that British politician and ex-leader of UKIP, Nigel Farage, also doesn’t associate himself with feminism and, worryingly, doesn’t understand what it means.
Morgan shared the news (which he also referred to as “breaking”) in a tweet, writing: “BREAKING: Nigel Farage has joined President Trump in declaring: ‘I am not a feminist’. He told @GMB : ‘I don’t know what it means.’”
The fact that men wielding this amount of power to influence and contribute to the running of society, not only don’t believe in equal rights for women, but aren’t even sure what the word feminism means, is terrifying.
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