A report that U.S. President Donald Trump allegedly wants his female staff to, among others, “dress like women” surfaced last week, causing brickbats online.
In a report by Axios that listed President Trump’s myriad of appearance do’s and dont’s for his staff, both men and women are subject to the fashion rules. Women working for the Trump campaign felt pressured to wear dresses, while men had to take note of their ties.
For men, a source who has worked with the reality-star-turned-President said: “You’re always supposed to wear a tie. If it’s not a Trump tie, you can get away with Brooks Brothers. But I’d suggest Armani.”
Whereas for women, a source who worked on Trump’s campaign said, “Even if you’re in jeans, you need to look neat and orderly.”
“We hear that women who worked in Trump’s campaign field offices – folks who spend more time knocking on doors than attending glitzy events – felt pressure to wear dresses to impress Trump.”
Naturally, this claim to put women in stereotypical feminine wear drew ire on Twitter, prompting the hashtag #DressLikeAWoman to trend.
Here are some of the students who proudly took to Twitter to show that they #DressLikeAWoman:
1. Scientists showed off their spanking white lab coats.
— Jan Nolta, Ph.D. (@jan_nolta) February 3, 2017
— Biologist In Progress (@BiologyAndCats) February 3, 2017
2. Or scientists in whatever they fancy wearing.
— Melinda Ashcroft (PhD) (@BioMinnie) February 4, 2017
3. Occasion-ready PhD students, from outdoor sites to glitzy galas.
— Alexa Hudnut (@AlexaHudnut) February 3, 2017
4. A cool Superbike champion wearing her badass protective gear and winning.
— Sydney Schuster (@SydneySchuster) February 4, 2017
5. Looking smoking hot on a regular day fighting fire, no biggie.
— Kristy-Lynn Pankhurst (@Kristy_LynnP) February 4, 2017
Breaking stereotypes, one outfit at a time – now that’s how you #DressLikeAWoman!