It's shocking stuff, but it turns out young women can be interested in both fashion and politics.
The concept seemed to bamboozle Fox News' Tucker Carlson Friday, but luckily, Teen Vogue writer Lauren Duca was there to help.
Duca was roundly praised for a recent article on the magazine's website entitled "Donald Trump Is Gaslighting America." She appeared on Carlson's show ostensibly to discuss an incident where a man confronted the president-elect's daughter Ivanka Trump on a JetBlue flight, but mostly to school the TV anchor.
While Duca said no one including Ivanka and her children should be forced to endure "confrontation" while flying, she also conveyed the complexity of the woman's position.
"She's a powerful, powerful woman who is connected very closely to the president-elect. Not just as his daughter, but in many ways as a business confidante, an advisor," she said.
— Robyn Kanner (@robynkanner) December 24, 2016
Tucker, meanwhile, wanted to ignore all that. Trying to force Duca into a soundbite, he insisted Ivanka was just Trump's daughter. "It's sinister for a daughter to support her father's presidential campaign because you don't like her father?" he asked.
"It's sinister for a daughter to capitalise on the power of feminism ... while supporting a candidate who is the most anti-woman candidate this country has seen in decades," Duca replied.
Well, yep. Seemingly unable to process the subtlety of that position, Carlson insisted he was just trying to understand Duca while purposefully trying not to understand her — a situation that eventually prompted Duca to just put it out there.
"You're actually being a partisan hack who is just attacking me and not even allowing me to speak."
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) December 24, 2016
That's when Carlson decided to get more patronising.
Smirking about her role at Teen Vogue and work on celebrity and fashion as well as politics, Carlson pushed Duca off the show with the line, "you should stick to the thigh-high boots. You're better at that." When she responded that he was sexist, he cut her off air completely.
Not very classy, but then, classy has never been his brand.
— Summer Brennan (@summerbrennan) December 24, 2016