If you skipped watching the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner Saturday night, pat yourself on the back. You spared yourself the agony of watching so-called comedian Michelle Wolf’s demeaning attacks on women — conservative women, who apparently aren’t owed the same respect liberal women are.
Wolf used her perch on live TV to mock Ivanka Trump, saying the president’s daughter is “about as helpful to women as an empty box of tampons.”
“Ivanka cleans up nice. She’s the Diaper Genie of the administration. On the outside, she looks sleek, but the inside, it’s still full of (expletive),” she said.
On Kellyanne Conway, counsel to the president, Wolf said the media should bar her from their news channels.
“If a tree falls in the woods, how do we get Kellyanne under that tree?” she asked. “I’m not suggesting she gets hurt. Just stuck. Stuck under a tree.”
So much for the left “empowering” women.
Wolf then took to attacking Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ looks, intelligence, character, you name it.
“I have to say I’m a little starstruck, I loved you as Aunt Lydia in ‘A Handmaid’s Tale,’ ” jabbed Wolf. “I like Sarah, I think she’s really resourceful. She burns facts and uses the ash to create a perfect smoky eye. Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s lies.”
Wolf then went for the jugular.
“I’m never really sure what to call Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Is it Sarah Sanders, is it Sarah Huckabee Sanders, is it Cousin Huckabee, is it Aunt Huckabee Sanders?” Wolf added. “What’s Uncle Tom but for white women who disappoint other white women? Ah, I know, Aunty Coulter.”
To say her vitriolic barbs were disrespectful to conservative women is an understatement.
All this while the left wing media has spent the past few months elevating Stormy Daniels — a porn star! Scores of media outlets, including “60 Minutes,” CNN, ABC and others, have rolled out the red carpet for Daniels, treating her with respect. The New York Times even wrote a glowing puff piece depicting her as career driven, the boss and an aspiring equestrian. Compare that to the treatment leveled at educated, professional, accomplished, career women in the Trump administration.
It’s no wonder President Trump calls the media “the enemy of the people” and skipped the correspondents’ dinner for a second year in a row.
What’s particularly striking about Wolf’s despicable attacks on women is the exposure of the left’s vacuous political narratives.
For years the Democratic party and feminists alike have pounded the table demanding women get equal opportunity and equal pay. They say they want women to hold top positions across industries — including in the government. But when conservative women obtain these top positions, they vilify them and tear them down in the most demeaning, sexist way possible. It shows that they aren’t actually interested in equality. They are just interested in partisan advantage.
It hurts all women, as it will discourage young women from seeking top jobs if it means they will be exposed to public condemnation.
If the Women’s March and the feminist movement had any integrity, they would honor and respect all women who, like Sanders, Conway and Ivanka Trump, can think for themselves and make their own life choices. Choices that, among many, include which politicians and which political viewpoints they support.