And his controversial comments accidentally kick-started a social media movement…
Donald Trump was sworn in as President on 20th January, and in just two weeks he has already set back women’s rights dramatically.
He has restricted women’s reproductive rights, cut funding to international organisations who promote, provide and advise on abortions, and just yesterday it was revealed that he’s planning an executive order to declare pre-marital sex, same-sex marriage and abortion to be wrong.
It’s safe to say that Trump isn’t very popular with the female population – just look at the three million strong crowd who came out to join the international women’s march two weeks ago, protesting Trump’s policies and making history as the biggest global demonstration ever.
In the latest Donald Trump news, it turns out POTUS has also got an opinion on how women should dress – dangerous territory for any man but even more so for Donald Trump after his recent setbacks for women.
The President reportedly likes his female employees ‘to dress like women’, a statement that has come under heavy fire for its massively sexist connotations.
‘You need to have a certain look’ a source told Axios, going on to explain how most women in Trump’s administration still feel pressured to wear dresses in order to impress him.
We’re not surprised by Trump’s approach to his staff’s appearance. We are however disheartened, with his latest statement cementing a general feeling that a Trump presidency is setting us back by about 50 years.
The world certainly seems to agree, with Trump’s controversial comment causing a huge online backlash, kick-starting a viral movement #DressLikeAWoman, with the hashtag even trending on twitter. Women across the world are tweeting photos of what they wear to work, from fire fighter uniforms and army camouflage to NASCAR racing suits and scrubs, all accompanied by the hashtag #DressLikeAWoman.
The empowering movement is rubbishing the sexist stereotype that dressing like a woman has to mean wearing a dress and pearls, with thousands of inspirational women showing their own examples of what it really means to dress like and be a woman.
Hillary would be proud!