If you were confused as to why Congresswomen were all wearing white dresses during President Donald Trump’s recent State of the Union address, you weren’t alone.
As it turns out, the stunt was a nod to early 20th century suffragists, who apparently wore white to be more noticeable when photographed for newspaper articles at the time. It’s a novel gesture, we guess, but there’s something pretty ironic about the fact that all of these strong, stunning, and brave women being told what to wear by their superiors and complying without question.
Let’s make something perfectly clear: none of the women you see in this picture have had to seriously struggle in any way to get to where they are now — at least in the same vein as the true feminists that came before them. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is just as privileged as anyone else in that chamber. Sure, she didn’t come into the same inheritance that President Trump did, but she did have the privilege of being born in the greatest country in the history of human civilization that allows her to trash talk its founding principles at every opportunity.
But never mind all that — let’s just talk about how brave it is to wear matching costumes with your friends.
~ Facts Not Memes