Since Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a woman, feminists ought to be really happy that this woman has a prominent post in the Trump Administration as White House Press Secretary. After all, this post is the “face of the Presidency” to the press on a day-to-day basis.
Sarah Huckabee receives tremendous publicity, and also, tremendous fire and criticism, to which, as a very strong lady, she responds with equal and greater fire. She seems to do very well as Press Secretary, contrasted with some we have seen in the past, like the “wonderkid” James Carney of the Obama days, a poor man who seemed often genuinely unhappy with the position he was in (in front of a much friendlier press corps, too).
What do feminists extol? And does Mrs. Sanders have these qualities? Let’s see.
The ability to speak one’s own mind. Check.
In-your-face confrontational abilities when pressed by men. Check.
A professional position with power. Check.
So what is the problem?
According to Cher, the 71 year old pop singer and rather sexual exhibitionist icon, the problem with Sarah is her clothing. Cher tweeted that Sanders should stop dressing like a “sister wife” – taking a dig at Mennonites and other Christian groups that espouse extreme modesty in appearance. So, Sarah is a modest woman? And that is a problem?
Cher seems to think so, apparently. Of course, Cher likes to wear as little as possible when performing, and the image she has portrayed for decades is based around the weaponization of sex, perhaps “you can look but you cannot touch” aspect or maybe worse…
It is Cher that denigrates women, by insisting that a woman cannot be modest, conservative, Christian; that she cannot work for an administration or company that upholds and defends traditional values and shows it by living it.
What is refreshing is that the Trump supporters did not roll over and take it. In what seems to be the long awaited roar, all many of them had to do was retweet photos of Cher looking like a prostitute and say, essentially, “please continue to embarrass yourself by offering moral commentary, Ms Cher.”
Not only did the Trump supporters and Sanders fans not like it, but some of the women who were there in the “Nasty Women’s March Redux” this year also were disappointed, if not outraged, because Cher went after the most petty things imaginable. It’s bad when feminists get mad at other feminists. It’s like a cat war. Stay away.
Funny how you change your perspective on feminism to suit your own agenda when it’s convenient. Come up with an argument, say something smart about why you disagree with Sarah Huckabee! Come on I know you can do it if you try!
— Stefanie Mullins (@stefmuffins) January 23, 2018
These were some other great comments:
How disappointing to bully someone over what clothes they wear. Sadly, we lose beautiful ppl to suicide because they have been shamed by bullies on the school yard and online, which is what you have done. #stopbullyingtoday
— Kim Neville (@kimneville10) January 25, 2018
Way to empower a woman who is the FIRST working mom to hold the position of press secretary of the White House!
— PaladinFirearms (@PaladinFirearms) January 25, 2018
We decided not to post the really indecent photos of Cher in her getup here – the video clip we link to should be enough, and even that – parents, please be parents before you let your kids watch this.
I have no problem with sexy lingerie on women. But I’d rather only see that worn by my wife in the privacy of my own home, thank you very much. I do not need my kids to see or get confused by filth. So, Sarah, please, just keep on truckin’. You’re doing just fine.