Dress Like A Woman


On Feb. 3, 2017 the twitter world erupted with tweets containing the hashtag #dresslikeawoman. The question is why?

The day before, Mike Allen and Jonathan Swan published an article on Axios, which gave a detailed description on how President Trump wants men and women – who work for him – to dress. It isn’t a shock that Trump is concerned with the physical appearance of his workers, considering that he was a previous owner of the Miss Universe Organization. However, what1 caused a chaos was that the report said, “Trump likes the women who work for him ‘to dress like women,’ says a source who worked on Trump’s campaign… Women who worked in campaign offices ‘felt pressure to wear dresses to impress Trump.’”

What does that mean?

People on twitter decided to answer this question by sharing pictures of women in their everyday lives; dressed for their jobs and dressed the way they want to. The hashtag #dresslikeawoman became a trend on twitter with more than 10,000 tweets.

As much as I don’t support Trump, I feel that people are always looking for reasons to attack him. They’re always waiting for him to say the wrong thing or use the wrong word, just so they could use it against him. I don’t support President Trump’s decisions, especially ones regarding the Muslim Ban. I don’t support his thoughts on women. I don’t support him. The statement to be “dressed like a woman” is ridiculous. Instead, the term “be dressed appropriate” is a better fit. I do understand that there are certain dress codes for certain work environments; the White House is no exception. In this case – in my opinion – it doesn’t matter if you are a man or a woman, if you’re working for a president, then you need to look the part. #dressappropriately.


by Donara Sargsyan

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