Opinion: Trump’s 2 Scoops of Ice Cream Sign of Oppressive Patriarchy
In an interview published Thursday by TIME Magazine, Trump’s White House staff has settled into Trump’s routine and know his desires, sometimes before he does.
For example: Trump takes two scoops of ice cream with his chocolate cream pie, TIME reported, while everyone else around the table gets just one.
This is just one example of the President’s many oppressive “power moves” that only act as a means to suppress the women and minorities in the White House. What is he trying to express to the non-white male staffers and visitors? This is a textbook play by a cis-white-heteronormative-male in power. This withholding of desserts also serves the purpose of fat-shaming the women involved. Is 2 scoops too much? Will they become too large for your taste Mr. President?
This reminds me of a quote by the powerful historical figure, Karl Marx:
“Control the eating habits of others, control their lives”.
Beyond this ignorant and disrespectful behavior, Trump has also been known to smile and say “Good Morning” to women staff-members when he first sees them at his daily morning briefings. What, would the morning have been bad if he had not said anything? As if the quality of the day is predicated on the notion of him permitting it. What a disgrace.
These blatant displays of toxic masculinity are only the most recent examples of Trump’s promotion of the patriarchal fundamental ideology which runs rampant throughout America. The only appropriate course of action is to
TOPPLE THE PATRIARCHY!
I am calling on all women and members of the LGBTQIA+ community to march on Washington and confront the “ice-cream fascist”. I also think that if we had some marginalized people of color and maybe some women wearing hijabs it might help.
On May 20th, we will put 2 scoops of ice cream in our pants to symbolize the struggle that employees serving Trump face everyday. Our rallying cry, “Good Morning, Sir” will mimic the hopeless responses of a disgraced staffer. Using force and subversive militant action, we can finally force all cis-white-males to stop oppressing others.
By: Gina Partridge (Feminist Contributor and Opinion Writer)
Gina’s preferred pronouns are she/her and she enjoys writing about the marginalization of the oppressed and she works tirelessly to expose the cis-white-male as Satan’s incarnate.