— Linda (@GoldieAZ) February 3, 2017
Axios has a good article up about Trump’s obsession with how people look, because that’s all that’s important – do they look the part? That’s how he chose half his fucking cabinet, for Christ’s sake.
This is just one little bit, but it’s sparked a big reaction:
Trump likes the women who work for him “to dress like women,” says a source who worked on Trump’s campaign. “Even if you’re in jeans, you need to look neat and orderly.” We hear that women who worked in Trump’s campaign field offices — folks who spend more time knocking on doors than attending glitzy events — felt pressure to wear dresses to impress Trump.
The Guardian and Raw Story both have articles up about the backlash, full of tweets.
#theresistance #dresslikeawoman #indivisible #resist #nofascistusa #notmypresident RT to support female US Marines pic.twitter.com/IizjQBhbbM
— What you should do (@serious_advice) February 3, 2017
Colette #DressLikeAWoman pic.twitter.com/Z55Comipt6
— Anne Boyere (@Anne_B_author) February 3, 2017
Katharine Hepburn: fashion icon who wore pants in a decade when women could be arrested for doing so #DressLikeAWoman pic.twitter.com/fnRyeRWpfU
— Anna G. (@annag02) February 3, 2017
Hmmm, I think I need another suit. I don’t have a tux, but I do have a top hat…oh, and I have a tux shirt, like Colette’s! Time to shop.
That Maggie Smith picture used to be my avatar. And no, I don’t know why it isn’t anymore, because it’s my favourite.
If I were to support any female soldiers it would be the Kurdish ones. The American ones ought not to be celebrated for participating in American imperialism.
That said, the last of those ladies is swag as fuck.
Marcus Ranum says
If I were Trump, I wouldn’t be calling attention to other people’s clothes, hair, weight, or looks. It just invites invidious comparison.
Besides, I know some very tough tough fellows indeed who wear skirts. In fact, they fight in skirts. In fact, they’re fucking terrifying badasses in skirts. And there are women marines who wear pants.
My favorite #dresslikeawoman pic is from the Alien movie franchise… the one with Ripley piloting that power-loader…