It’s been a long time coming for Sarah Silverman, who as the host of the new NBC show The View has become the face of the #FeministWar, the war on women that has been waged by Trump and his allies.
In an interview with Vox, Silverman says she believes “feminists have been the ones who have been pushing back against Trump, and we should continue to do that, to keep fighting and pushing forward, as we have for years.”
Silverman’s decision to speak out about Trump, which she said she’s had the support of many women in her own family and the media, was driven by a desire to help women who feel “unsafe” and vulnerable, as she puts it.
But she also feels “frustrated and disrespected” by the media and the political system, which has allowed “a toxic environment” to grow around them.
“The way I see it, I’ve been at the front of the line of women’s resistance, and I’ve seen that it’s a long way from being over, that it will only get worse,” Silverman said.
“It is time to make our voices heard, to make sure that the media has a role to play in bringing this toxic environment under control, and that it is not going to continue to allow women to be bullied and attacked and mistreated.
It is time for women to stand up and speak up, and it is time that we demand that our politicians stop using misogynistic rhetoric and stop supporting the attacks on women.”
Silvermans first TV show was on The View from 2007 to 2010, and she says she didn’t take the job lightly.
“I did it for the money,” she said.
In fact, she says, she “didn’t know what I was getting myself into.”
She told Vox that she first started working as a correspondent on The Newsroom in 2003, but that she was fired from her job shortly after.
“We were in a very different environment than the newsroom,” she says.
“People would get really mad, and you’d see it as an attempt to silence you.
I was a pretty outspoken person and people would think I was being a bad reporter.”
She was “so frustrated and disillusioned” with the way women were treated in the media that she “had to change my career.”
Silverwoman says she felt “disrespected” for taking on the job, and in 2014, she began writing for the show.
In 2016, she was voted the first woman to host The View, and is now the only woman to do so.
But in her interview with the Vox reporter, Silvermans admitted that she had been “a little bit naive” when she took on the role, and said that her “dignity and respect” towards the show’s hosts and co-hosts were “so high.”
“I’m so proud of what we’ve accomplished, but it’s not enough,” she told the reporter.
“As a woman, I have to be honest with myself and to myself, and to my colleagues, and with the women in the room.
And I’ve made my peace with the fact that it wasn’t enough.
I feel like I’ve done everything I can to try to make it better.”
The conversation with the journalist followed a conversation Silverman had with Vox about how her family has been affected by Trump.
Silverman was born in Detroit, but her parents moved to Chicago when she was a baby, and now live in a city where she’s the youngest of four children.
“If you look at the first few years, the first thing my mother would say to me was, ‘When will you be a girl?'”
Silverman told the journalist.
“And I’m like, ‘Why do you ask me?
Why is that so important?
Because you’re not going into a world where you’re going to feel like you have to put up with that kind of treatment.'”
Silverman also said that she feels “betrayed” by many in her community who support Trump, even as they see him as a “great man.”
“So I think it’s very hard for me to reconcile that with how I feel, and how the world feels,” she added.
“Because I can tell you, my mother, was very upset by the way she felt about it.
She was so angry that people were making assumptions that she could be offended by something that was going on in a white supremacist world.
I think that she felt that way.
I don’t think she really had a great understanding of why it was going down.
I can understand that, because I’m not a white person.
I’m a woman.”
In her interview, Silvermann told the Vox journalist that she and her family “were not happy” with Trump when he was elected, and felt “betraysed” when he won.
“But I was not surprised that he was able to become president,” she explained. “My mom