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.

“We wear white to unite against any attempts by the Trump administration to roll back the incredible progress women have made in the last century, and we will continue to support the advancement of all women.”

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.

“You know, I think this is an important time for us to be coming together. Typically, when a president is elected, you have that coming together as a country, which we haven’t had, and I’m hopeful that people will listen to his message tonight and that they’ll be willing to come together, find the common ground, so that we can do the important work that the people expect us to do.'' With viralthread.com