What should we make of Stephen Bannon, newly-appointed future-Trump-administration leader? One minute he’s protecting his daughters from the menace that is having to attend school with Jewish classmates, the next, why, it’s like he doesn’t care about the ladies at all!
In the Huffington Post, Melissa Jeltsen reminds that Stephen Bannon, whom Donald Trump chose as “senior counselor and chief strategist to the president,” hasn’t just said insulting things about women, but has also been accused of domestic abuse.
Here’s the point where I’m meant to be expressing outrage, which, sure, but I can’t get quite surprised enough for that. All manner of evil is associated with domestic violence and misogyny. What’s upsetting is that stories like these are so predictable.
Phoebe Maltz Bovy edits the Sisterhood, and can be reached at email@example.com. Her book, The Perils of “Privilege”, will be published by St. Martin’s Press in March 2017.
Stephen Bannon’s Misogynistic History
Phoebe Maltz Bovy is a former editor of the Sisterhood blog at the Forward. Her writing has appeared in several publications, including The New Republic and The Atlantic. Her book, “The Perils of ‘Privilege,’” was published by St. Martin’s Press in March 2017. She has a PhD in French and French Studies from New York University, and has read a lot of 19th century French Jewish newspapers for a 21st century American.