Problematic Women: Aziz Ansari Raises New Questions for the #MeToo Movement


In this week’s edition of “Problematic Women,” co-hosted with Bre Payton of The Federalist, we cover the fallout from the Aziz Ansari story published on Babe.net, the USA Gymnastics scandal and the bravery of the women coming forward to share their stories, a Hollywood celebrity doing something good, and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., “mansplaining” to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. Watch in the video above, or listen in the podcast below.

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Problematic Women: #TimeIsUp at the Golden Globes, Oprah, and Kelly Clarkson

#ProblematicWomen: Episode 27

Problematic Women is back LIVE to talk fallout from the Golden Globes including Oprah and #TimeIsUp. We also talk about Kelly Clarkson’s decision to spank her daughter.Is that problematic?

Posted by The Daily Signal on Thursday, January 11, 2018

In this week’s edition of “Problematic Women,” co-hosted with Bre Payton of The Federalist, we cover the 2018 Golden Globe Awards. We also address an abortion in Nebraska that, according to a lawsuit, went horrifically wrong, and Google’s new fact-check feature that’s almost exclusively targeting conservative websites.

Finally, we crown Kelly Clarkson our Problematic Woman of the Week, for her decision to spank her daughter. Is corporal punishment problematic, or is it a mother’s choice? Joined by special guest Katie Frates, managing editor of Olympic Media, we discuss. Watch in the video above, or listen in the podcast below.

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As American Women Put Their Pink Hats Back On, Iranian Rip Off Their Hijabs

As American women prepare to put on their pink hats for a second time to protest President Donald Trump on the anniversary of his inauguration, women in Iran are taking off their hijabs, protesting an oppressive theocratic regime.

For nearly 40 years since the 1979 revolution, Iranian women have been forced to follow the country’s mandatory dress code, which includes long, loose garments and headscarves known as hijabs. While wearing a hijab here in the United States is a sign of female empowerment, taking them off in Iran is the ultimate sign of defiance.

The anti-regime protests in Iran ignited days after the American press declared 2017 the “Year of the Woman,” where women here in the United States took to the streets by the millions to protest President Donald Trump, and shared their #MeToo moments of sexual harassment and assault. Given this, you’d think it’d be a no-brainer to align themselves with women reportedly leading their protests in search of freedom in cities like Isfahan.

But no. The Women’s March along with celebrity feminists have been silent, instead, choosing to tweet about their own happenings here in the First World.

According to Human Rights Watch, women in Iran are routinely and systematically discriminated against and oppressed. They’re banned from sports stadiums, even when their husbands, brothers, or sons are playing in the game. If they’re married, they can’t leave the country without their husband’s permission. And according to the BBC, they can’t even be “Happy.”

In 2014, three men and three women were reportedly arrested for the crime of dancing on camera to Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy.” They were sentenced up to 91 lashes and one year in jail.

And yet, liberal feminists in America such as Joy Behar think it’s us that have the problem. Speaking on “The View,” Behar compared what’s happening in Iran’s oppressive autocratic regime to protests against Donald Trump.

Here’s a wake-up call for American women who can’t seem to open their eyes to the true intolerances against women worldwide. In America, when men and women take to the streets to protest a democratically-elected president who they don’t like, they have police putting their lives on the line to protect them.

In Iran, when men and women dare to speak out against their government, they’re suppressed and sent to jail. Seven days into these rallies, at least 20 people are dead.

So let’s be clear: The uprise happening in Iran is far more important for women’s rights than any of our First World problems here in the United States. Instead of being silent—or worse, trying to draw parallels between Iranian women and ourselves—American women should support them. Because in Iran, unlike the United States, women’s lives may actually depend on it.

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Problematic Women: Planned Parenthood, Iran Protests, and Celebrity Feminists

The voices of American feminists are largely absent on protests in Iran, Joy Behar  of “The View” says Trump needs to be “medicated and hospitalized,” Iceland takes its equal pay law to a new level, and Planned Parenthood released its 2017 annual report. All this and more in this week’s edition of Problematic Women, co-hosted with Katrina Trinko of The Daily Signal. Listen in the podcast below.

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Most Problematic Women of 2017

2017 was a rough year for conservative women. Public figures such as Ivanka Trump, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and the anchors at Fox News were constantly attacked for their appearance.

“Please welcome that dumpster, smokey-eyed raccoon, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders!” said Chelsea Handler on her self-titled Netflix series.

Attacking women for their looks was a theme among self-proclaimed feminists, who time and time again found a reason to call conservatives “problematic.”

To highlight the hypocrisy on display from liberal women in 2017, The Daily Signal and The Federalist teamed up to declare the most problematic women of the year. For more, tune into our podcast and Facebook Live “Problematic Women” show every Thursday.

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Problematic Women: Taylor Swift Isn’t Allowed to be Happy

According to New York Magazine, Taylor Swift isn’t allowed to be happy having a successful year in 2017—or thank fans for wishing her a happy birthday.

“I love you guys so much,” the pop singer shared on Instagram. “I couldn’t have asked for a better year, all thanks to you. Thanks for all the birthday wishes. Can’t wait to see what 28 will be like. See you on tour.”

But because Swift is “a straight, white, multi-millionaire pop star,” New York Magazine had a problem with her post.

“Congrats to the now 28-year-old Taylor Swift for being the only person who seemed to enjoy 2017,” the magazine tweeted, along with a column sarcastically listing “highlights” from the year, such as Trump getting sworn in as president, the Las Vegas shooting that killed 58 people, and the hurricanes devastated parts of Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico.

In this week’s episode of “Problematic Women,” The Daily Signal addresses New York Magazine’s inability to be happy for Taylor Swift, as well as Rosie O’Donnell’s strange attempt to break the law. We also take on Hillary Clinton’s latest “What Happened” theory, E! news host Cat Sadlerand quitting her job over a pay dispute, and crown a group of Harvard sorority sisters who are vowing to continue recruitment despite it violating the schools’ “non-discrimination principles” our Problematic Woman of the Week.

Listen in our weekly podcast below.

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Problematic Women: Reporter Asks Sarah Huckabee Sanders This Extremely Inappropriate Question


On Monday, Brian Karem, CNN political contributor and Playboy White House correspondent, asked White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders if she’s ever been sexually harassed.

“As a woman, standing up there talking to us, I know your job is to relate what the president says—have you ever been sexually harassed?” Karem asked. “And I’m not saying by the president, I’m saying ever.”

“I’m not here to speak about my personal experience on that front,” Sanders responded. “But I am here to relay information on behalf of the president and that’s what I’m focused on doing here today.”

In light of Karem’s inappropriate question suggesting Sanders is incapable of empathizing with victims of sexual harassment without experiencing it herself, The Daily Signal’s “Problematic Women” is crowning her our “Problematic Woman of the Week.”

Co-hosted with Bre Payton of The Federalist, “Problematic Women” shines a spotlight on strong conservative women, current events, and the hypocrisy of the “feminist” left. Also covered in this week’s episode, Merriam-Webster declares “feminism” the word of the year, the “10 Things Every Intersectional Feminist Should Ask On a First Date,” and another massive study shows adverse side effects of hormonal birth control.

Watch in the video above, or listen in the podcast below.

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Immigrant Businessman Talks America’s Need for Tax Reform

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri—David Bakare immigrated from Nigeria to attend college in the United States. Wanting to run his own business, Bakare borrowed funds from his dad to purchase Executive Coach Builders, a luxury limousine manufacturer in the United States that now has more than 100 employees. In an interview with The Daily Signal, Bakare shares his thoughts on the IRS, and the need for real tax reform in the United States.

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Problematic Women: Time Magazine Forgets About Gretchen Carlson and Pro-Lifer Punched in the Face


Time Magazine names the silence breakers as person of the year—but why did it leave out former Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson? Liberal girls are being used as pawns to disparage President Donald Trump and sell T-shirts, and a 15-year-old pro-life high school student gets punched in the face for speaking her mind. All that and more in this week’s edition of “Problematic Women,” a podcast and Facebook Live show co-hosted with Bre Payton of The Federalist. Watch in the video above, or listen in the podcast below.

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