A Journalist Is Trolling A Pro-Life Fox News Anchor In Quite A Spectacular Way

Lauren Duca hit-back after being patronised live on TV in the best way

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Lauren Duca is the journalist (plus activist and fundraiser) who should be your new hero.

You might actually need to sit down for this one, in case you faint from appreciating her awesomeness.

Duca is an award-winning journalist who penned a viral opinion piece called, 'Donald Trump Is Gaslighting America' for Teen Vogue in December 2016. It argued that Donald Trump had successfully gas-lit (a term from a 20th Century play which connotes one person subtly mentally cajoling another into believing themselves insane) himself to the Presidency.

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This article, which was something of a rallying cry for a unified quest for truth, blew-up on the internet.

Some people, however, are still obsessed with discounting young women and their opinions, including one Fox News anchor, Tucker Carlson.

At the end of last year, there was an incident in which someone shouted at Ivanka Trump on a plane. Duca took to Twitter to comment on the public abuse as well as the public outcry:

'Ivanka Trump is poised to become the most powerful woman in the world. Don't let her off the hook because she looks like she smells good.'

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Carlson decided to invite her on his show - Tucker Carlson Tonight - to discuss both her comments on Ivanka as well as her breakthrough op-ed.

What happened then is actually a masterclass in feminist debate.

Duca clearly and calmly pulls Carlson up on his many attempts to put words into her mouth, as well as his clear endeavour to undermine and patronise Duca and her writing.

The first instance of his condescension is when he says that Duca 'apparently' writes for Teen Vogue.

He goes on to list other articles Duca has written, such as an article about Ariana Grande, to which Duca responds, 'A woman can love Ariana Grande and her thigh-high boots and still love politics - those things are not mutually exclusive.'

Which had us and the rest of the feminist world like:

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This 'Tucker vs. Lauren' footage went as viral as her original Trump take-down, with many applauding Duca's eloquence and composure.

Unfortunately for Carlson, his attempts at humiliating Duca for her interest in Ariana's fabulous footwear actually landed her a weekly political column for a radical Teen Magazine called, 'Thigh High Politics'. Alongside a apparel collaboration with brand The Outrage.

Lauren Duca designed some t-shirts for the brand which showed some daisy-duked and thigh-highed legs alongside the words, 'I like My Politics thigh high.'

And if her own personal success and increased visibility isn't enough of a win for the writer, she has also donated the profits from t-shirt sales to Planned Parenthood in Tucker Carlson's name.

If you want you know what Tucker Carlson thinks of Planned Parenthood and abortion specifically, we can sum it up nicely for you: he does not like either at all.

So, we're sure he greatly appreciated the $10,000 (£7,685) that has been donated in his name so far, giving so many women access to the safe abortions they have chosen to undergo.

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