Here Is Why United States Democratic Congresswomen Wore White During President Trump's Yesterday State Of The Nation Speech
Democratic congresswoman Lois Frankel represents the state of Florida and in a statement, she said that wearing white (dubbed “suffragette white” by some members) is a reminder to the Trump administration that decades of progress in women’s rights would not be reversed easily.
You would recall that President Trump has not really made much moves to reconcile the very now polarised United States, including the women folks, after a very keenly contested, but divisive 2016 presidential election. And so far, his presidency has met significant backlash from women across the country. Many were shocked to hear his comments on sexual assault on the campaign trail and an executive order hamstringing Planned Parenthood and reproductive rights for women was also received poorly. Democratic congresswomen have pledged to support Parenthood and reproductive rights, and have also pledged to campaign for equal pay and affordable childcare.
Not all women however, support the idea. When quizzed about the #WomenWearWhite movement, Republican representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers says that the dress statement threatens to exacerbate the divisive nature of politics that has become apparent over the past year or so.