Melania’s Jacket

Demonstrating the gravity and rigour which justifies their unique funding model, the BBC offers five reasons why Melania Trump chose to wear a green jacket with “I don’t care. Do you?” printed on the back. Personally, I think it was her reaction to weeks of gleeful speculation from the press that her absence from public appearances was due to abuse at the hands of her husband rather than kidney surgery, but others differ.

The BBC doesn’t go this far, but some commentators believe her choice of attire was a deliberate snub to Donald Trump, who – as the speculation around her medical absence proved – are desperate to believe she hates her husband and is deeply unhappy. Now it may be that Melania’s marriage is an unhappy one, but you’d hardly rely on the modern media to give an appraisal of what makes a satisfied wife: half of it’s made up of crazed feminists raging about how awful men are, with the other half being pencil-necked omegas who think white-knighting for women who despise them will get them laid. And speaking of crazed feminists:

Antonova seems to think because her own marriage ended in disaster she is qualified to ascertain whether other women, who have given no sign that they are unhappy, are trapped in an abusive relationship. I have no doubt that Melania knows what she’s doing, although I don’t think she’s too keen on the First Lady role. She’s spent her entire adult life around brash assholes like Trump, and I doubt his character took her by surprise. Indeed, women seem to like the man, and others just like him, which no doubt drives feminists nuts. None of this should come as a surprise to anyone who’s read Chateau Heartiste or similar.

Of course, the comforting fallback is to say Melania’s only with Donald for the money. Which she might be, and everyone said that about Rupert Murdoch’s young wife Wendi Deng. However, when some dickhead tried to throw a custard pie in her huband’s face during questioning by MPs during the phone hacking scandal, she stood up and belted him one.

Y’know, maybe these eastern women actually have some pride in their husbands and take their role as a wife seriously? That would explain why media types are confused.

Finally, I turned on France 24 and saw a discussion about Melania’s jacket between two men and two ageing Frenchwomen who looked as though they’d been drinking vinegar all morning. They agreed the Trump camp had “lost control” by “allowing” Melania to dress in a such a manner, and offered the time she chose to wear high heels as another example of her tin-eared sartorial choices. Naturally, it didn’t seem to occur to any of them that a woman ought to be allowed to dress as she pleases; presumably they’d not be too happy if Fox News spent a segment of a show discussing how haggard Macron’s wife looks no matter what she wears.

Now a bunch of ageing, single women criticising how a prettier, more successful married woman dresses is nothing new, of course. What amuses me is they call themselves feminists.

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13 thoughts on “Melania’s Jacket

  1. If you ignore the constant & vile ad hominem attacks, which conveniently obscure his actions, it seems Trump is getting on just fine with his agenda. He’s undone Bush’s & Obama’s inhumane “family separation policy” and been criticised as inhumane for it – how topsy-turvy these haters have become! I’m sure Melania’s coat was just another false lead, calculated to throw the press pack off the scent.
    “Gets more popcorn…”

  2. These people are fucking batshit.

    Doesn’t Trump have an at least cordial relationship with his ex-wives?

  3. Antonova says:

    “For all we know, she’s fine. But we *also* know how Trump treats/views women.”

    Maybe Melania is one of those women who likes being grabbed by the pussy. I’ve heard they actually do exist.

  4. I’m happy to be married to a wife of a foreign background…they do take this marriage shit seriously.

  5. “Indeed, women seem to like the man”

    I know a women who knows Trump well, and genuinely considers him a friend. Trump is vulgar, but I have no doubt he is liked by most of the women who are close to him. Nor do I doubt Melania can give him hell when she chooses, the idea she is a victim in this is laughable.

    Note that it’s a typical pattern for feminists, to deny women their own agency and project their own fears and fantasies onto others.

  6. Just to add, am I the only one who thinks that Antonova is gagging for Trump to give her some 50 shades action?

  7. The meedja also lauded every sack, bag and various ill-considered rags worn by Michelle Obumble as the finest taste evah. Except mostly it wasn’t: just about every time the person stood next to one of the wives of an international leader Ms Obumble looked ill-advised but ’twas not allowed to be commented on critically.

  8. I’m sure Melania’s coat was just another false lead, calculated to throw the press pack off the scent.

    I think so too. However, this was a completely tone deaf move. A huge error. The Trumps deserve the criticism they received for this disastrous “wardrobe” mistake.

  9. Note that it’s a typical pattern for feminists, to deny women their own agency and project their own fears and fantasies onto others.

    Yes.

  10. Just to add, am I the only one who thinks that Antonova is gagging for Trump to give her some 50 shades action?

    I am quite convinced she is inwardly repulsed by the betas and omegas that infest her timeline with their endless approvals and white-knighting. She won’t shut up about her thuggish, abusive ex and I’m beginning to think she misses him.

  11. She won’t shut up about her thuggish, abusive ex and I’m beginning to think she misses him.

    Well, yes. The problem with women who have been in abusive relationships when they’re young is that it irreparably damages their ability to form healthy relationships. Intellectually they may understand that getting beaten up is Not Healthy, but subconsciously they have the commingling of women’s natural attraction to strong alpha males with the fact that their primary experience of affection is inextricably tangled with the abuse.

  12. The problem with women who have been in abusive relationships when they’re young is that it irreparably damages their ability to form healthy relationships

    My guess is she’s making half of it up and she was a piece of work long before she met him. But like I said, that’s just a guess.

  13. Melania grew up in Slovenia which, although the most liberal of the iron curtain countries, was a one-party state that jailed dissidents. She’s probably a lot tougher than any of her critics. When I saw her coat I assumed she was trolling them and their faux concern about “the children.”

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