Ivanka Trump released her new book, which is supposed to be a self-help manual for the modern working mother. It is called, “Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules For Success” and it flooded the bookstores and Amazon on Tuesday.
Already in defense mode because of how liberals just can’t seem to get a grip that someone can have a job AND be the daughter of the POTUS, she promised to donate profits to charity and is avoiding doing any publicity around the release of the book. All this just to avoid accusations that she is taking advantage of her White House platform.
Even with all this care, liberals are saying that her book is out of touch, as only wealthy and powerful women can take her advice. They are also making fun of her, saying that they feel sorry for the poor rich girl, because she was so busy with her father’s campaign that she could not meditate for 30 minutes every morning.
Ridiculous, because all her hard work on her father’s campaign is just a testament to how hard work actually leads to success. This actually makes her a better role model.
The average woman does not need advice from an average woman, as they already know that lifestyle. It is important to have heroes and be able to aspire to more, and Ivanka Trump, is exactly that, more. Who better to choose that this stunning woman who seems to seamlessly balance being a mother, an entrepreneur, a write and the First Daughter.
Liberals have to reach pretty far and low to try and bash Ivanka. It is obvious this lady has very few flaws.
In the minds of some, Ms Trump has taken on a serious tone in her new book, showing an evolution from the young, inexperienced-but-nonetheless-successful businesswoman she was at 27, when she wrote “The Trump Card”, to a busy – so busy – married mother of three, who also happens to run the Trump empire.
Others see her new book as stunted by its class biases, which limit Ms Trump’s advice to wealthy and powerful women. These reviewers have mocked Ms Trump’s lament that she was so busy supporting her father during the 2016 campaign that she could not take time to get a massage or meditate for 20 minutes every morning.
Jennifer Senior falls in the latter camp. In her New York Times review, she writes that the entire book elucidates how well Ms Trump can extend the Trump brand at every turn, writing vaguely about controversial topics, so that no one really knows what she thinks about them, and then filling most of the book with aspiration fluff.
“It’s a strawberry milkshake of inspirational quotes,” Ms Senior writes. “Lee Iacocca appears two pages before Socrates. Toni Morrison appears one page after Estee Lauder. A quote from Nelson Mandela introduces the section that encourages women to ask for flextime: “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
Ms Senior’s biggest complaint is that Ms Trump leaves her most substantial and practical suggestions to the very end of the book. When it comes to family leave policies, Ms Trump sticks to the views she espoused during her father’s presidential campaign, but doesn’t get there until the second to last page of her book. To Ms Senior, she is missing an opportunity to advocate for changes that might help the women she is writing for.
Fatima Goss Graves writes about the “women Ivanka ignores” in US News and World Report, Ms Trump, she says, misunderstands the barriers facing most women in America.
“No amount of personal drive and sunny approach will ease the life of a mother of two who is struggling to pay her rent and put food on the table,” Goss Graves writes.
“The how-to-succeed model in Women Who Work overlooks the complexities of overlapping sex and race bias that drive lower pay and fewer opportunities for many women.”