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#DressLikeAWoman: Twitter Fires Back At Trump Pressure On Female Staff

5 February 2017, 12:40 pm EST By Maricris Francisco Tech Times
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The hashtag #DressLikeAWoman trended on Twitter after news broke out that President Donald Trump prefers women working for him to dress in a certain way. People took to Twitter to express their indignation over the alleged dress code. Shown in the photo is a group of women in a Trump protest march.  ( Jack Taylor | Getty Images )

One of the major criticisms against President Donald Trump is the way he treats women. During the presidential campaign last year, Trump was under fire over a taped conversation more than 10 years ago, which showed him saying that he could do whatever he wanted to women and that he can "grab them by the pu**y." Trump defended his action by saying it was just "locker room banter."

The president's treatment and attitude toward women have made headlines again after a report from Axios says that female staff who worked on the Trump campaign felt pressured to dress up because he likes them to "dress like women." On the other hand, the men "need to have a certain look."

This is according to a source who worked for the Trump campaign and talked to Mike Allen and Jonathan Swan, who published the report at Axios. The source also claimed that the president criticized how Sean Spicer looked while he was conducting his first press briefing. The report says that Trump "pays close attention to ties" and prefers them in Armani.

Trump's alleged view of how a woman is supposed to look in the workplace reinforces a misogynistic and antiquated view that women need to dress up and follow a certain dress code to be taken seriously at work.

'Dress Like A Woman' Hashtag Trends On Twitter

As expected, the report sparked outrage and many people took to Twitter to express their sentiments against this unspoken dress rule, resulting in the trending hashtag #DressLikeAWoman. Women all over the world are now posting photos of how they dress up for work. Most of these photos show women showing up for work without having to put on dresses, skirts, heels, and makeup.

A flurry of tweets showing women at work wearing uniforms, scrubs, and space suits were reposted to point out the sexism behind the alleged dress code in the Trump campaign.

"I'll dress how I damn well please, thank you very much," Academy Award winner and Captain Marvel lead actress Brie Larson tweeted, adding a photo of herself in her home office, dressed up in a casual T-shirt and pants.

Dr. Judy Melinek, a forensic pathologist, tweeted a photo of herself dressed up in scrubs and pearls while performing an autopsy.

Another tweet shows off a photo of Licia Ronzulli, an Italian member of the European Parliament, bringing along her baby to meetings.

Another #DressLikeAWoman tweet shows off U.S. Junior Senator and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth in a wheelchair and dressed in army fatigue.

 

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