Ivanka Trump Sparks Fury For Joining Instagram Challenge That ‘Empowers Females’
By Izza Sofia, 30 Jul 2020
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Ivanka Trump has faced backlash for participating in the ‘Challenge Accepted’ social media trend that claims to be about “women supporting women.”
The first daughter shared a black-and-white throwback photo of herself back when she was pregnant, along with an uplifting post on how women should we kind to each other.
“#ChallengeAccepted. Gratitude for the sisterhood—the women who have held m up and pushed me forward! Each day brings countless opportunities, large and small, to spread light and uplift those around us,” she captioned her photo.
“Let’s be kind to each other. Let’s choose to love, support and strengthen one another. I challenge all of my followers to lead with love. You create the future as you live. #womensupportingwomen,” she continued.
The snap showed Trump donning a collared button-down dress as she cradled her baby bump. Trump is among celebrities, such as Elizabeth Hurley, to have posted photos of themselves as part of the campaign in the name of female empowerment.
While she has long purported to support women, her father, Donald Trump, and his administration have been criticized for rolling out policies that tell a different story. Naturally, people were not impressed, with one Instagram user writing, “How could you support women when you support a man that wants to take away our rights?”
Another Twitter user decided to replace her photo with a snap of her smiling while holding a can of Goya beans.
It is still unclear on the origins of the “women supporting women” challenge. Some believe it was started in Turkey, as women from the country have been sharing black-and-white photos to raise awareness about femicide and violence.
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#ChallengeAccepted. Gratitude for the sisterhood – the women who have held me up and pushed me forward! ❤️ Each day brings countless opportunities, large and small, to spread light and uplift those around us. Let’s be kind to each other. Let’s choose to love, support and strengthen one another. We are ALL mothers — we each bring something unique and beautiful into this world. Let’s ❤️each other. I challenge all of my followers to lead with love. You create the future as you live. #womensupportingwomen
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A helpful barometer for whether a social media "challenge" is pure bullshit: Would Ivanka participate? pic.twitter.com/HpHCX67spn— Lauren Holter (@laurenholter) July 28, 2020
If posting a selfie on Instagram gets equated with gestures like donating, volunteering, or having difficult conversations with your family, then it’s not surprising how many people take the easy way out.https://t.co/sAY8vVeFdy— kate lindsay (@kathrynfiona) July 28, 2020
Challenge Accepted starting as an awareness campaign for femicide in Turkey and ending as Ivanka's ghoulboss feminism is very modern.— Alex Naser-Hall (@anaserhall) July 28, 2020
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As #challengeaccepted continues to trend, here is some more information on the origin of the post & how it became suddenly popular out of nowhere❕ . It began to spread first in Turkey as millions of us here grieve the deaths of several women, this week alone, who have garnered a lot of media attention as victims of Femicide. . As the Turkish government looks to back out of the Istanbul Convention, which is made to protect the high number of domestic abuse cases against women, people are angry & banded together to show solidarity against this action. . Your beautiful black & white photo is yes, meant to empower other women as your sister, but because so many men disregard & dispose us of our worth. . I urge you to google Femicide and read the horrific accounts some women have faced. Violence against women anywhere is a tragedy! Share with purpose ✨ . #Femicide #womenempoweringwomen #sisterhood #kadınaşiddetehayır #istanbulsözleşmesiyaşatır #Feminism
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