Don’t forget the dads of daughters who are true allies for equality

Check out this post with Michelle Travis author of Dads for Daughters

Calling out men for invoking their status as dads of daughters to get “a sexism free pass” is entirely appropriate. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., did this brilliantly on the House floor when challenging Rep. Ted Yoho’s, R-Fla., offensive use of his daughters to excuse his sexist tirade against Ocasio-Cortez on the Capitol steps.

The same well-founded backlash was levied against President Trump for invoking daughter Ivanka to mask his anti-women agenda. It was levied against actor Matt Damon for invoking his daughters to condemn Harvey Weinstein after allegedly helping quash a story about Weinstein’s sexual misconduct. And it was levied against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh for invoking his daughters as a shield against sexual assault allegations.

Using daughters as props and excuses is itself an act of sexism. It’s insulting to women. And it’s insulting to genuine male allies who take real action to support gender equality.

Dads for Daughters by Michelle Travis

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