Will The Berlin Girls Club Confront Ivanka Trump About Her Father's Anti-Contraception Drive In Poor Countries?

The coverage of Ivanka Trump in the German press in the days leading up to her speech was similar to that at home, where she has been criticized on late night programs like “Saturday Night Live” for being “complicit” in her father’s agenda. The front page of one daily newspaper, Berliner Zeitung, featured a photograph of Ivanka Trump under the headline “First Flusterin,” or “the first whisperer.” 

Ivanka can read the headlines, and anticipating not being taken seriously, having no policy chops, the Trump daughter co-authored an op-ed in The Financial Times, with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, arguing that the estimated 170-year timeline to close the gender pay gap "is unacceptable."

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It's ironic to read Ivanka Trump's commentary about empowering women in developing countries, after her father has decimated family-planning budgets in place under the Obama Administration and instituted when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. 

Melinda Gates has been on a crusade from the day after Trump's Inauguration, pleading for the cuts to be reinstated and certainly to not be made even more onerous and restrictive than under the George W. Bush administration. Quite simply, there is no greater success vehicle for women entrepreneurs worldwide than family planning programs and because of the size of the US economy, we have been leaders in this field under Democratic presidents. 

Melinda is not attending the G20 meeting in Berlin, but she does have a five-minute video message scheduled for 11:15-11:20 am on Tuesday. There is no doubt that she will address the contraception problem caused by the Trump administration pulling their support for these empowering programs. 

Melinda Gates was just named one of TIME's 100 most influential people, and her video is devoted to discussing contraception.  We can assume that she will address contraception tomorrow -- and if Ivanka Trump wants to play in the big leagues, she should assume that women of the caliber of IMF chair Christine Lagarde will diplomatically confront her about the deadly and unempowering actions of her father's administration on women worldwide. 

Lara Worthington Is Lensed By Sylve Colless in 'Lara Land' For Harper's Bazaar Australia May 2017

Model and media personality Lara Worthington, aka Lara Bingle, is styled by Naomi Smith in sheer elegance for 'Lara Land'. The Harper's Bazaar Australia May 2017 cover star is lensed by Sylve Colless in the feature focus on career and life with her baby boys Rocket and Racer, with Sam Worthington. / Hair by Fernando Torrent; makeup by Aidan Keogh

Blake Lively Talks Child Pornography, Not Her 'Power Outfit' At Variety's New York Power of Women Luncheon

Actor and supermom Blake Lively was not amused at Variety's recent New York Power of Women luncheon when a reporter posing as a journalist asked her about the designer of her outfit. Lively executed a no-nonsense approach to her smackdown, admonishing the reporter.  

Lively was chosen as an honoree for her 'fierce advocacy against child pornography', joining singer-actress Audra McDonald, television personality Gayle King, Viacom media executive Shari Redstone and Chelsea Clinton, the vice-chair of the board at Clinton Foundation.

Lively's comments were focused on her support of Child Rescue Coalition. Given her award by Selma Hayek, Blake's speech was emotional and deeply personal.

Roos Abels Channels 'San Junipero' In Sensuality-Saturated Rory Payne Images For Vogue Spain May 2017

Welcome to the world of “San Junipero,” a magical coastal town in California awash in neon lights, dance clubs, and idealism. Roos Abels channels the Netflix series, styled by Margherita Moro in Rory Payne images for Vogue Spain May 2017./ Hair by Nao Kawakami; makeup by Jenny Coombs

A Sultry Emily Ratajkowski Is Lensed By Sam Nixon for L'Officiel Paris May 2017

American born actor and model 'Gone Girl' Emily Ratajkowski is styled by Coquito Cassibba in Fendi, Dior, Miu Miu, Giorgio Armani and more. Emily is lensed by Sam Nixon for the May 2017 cover of L'Officiel Paris May 2017 cover story. / Makeup by Tamah; hair by Ramsell