Donald Trump is facing even more backlash following reports of a directive to female employees insisting they “dress like women,” or comply with stereotypically feminine aesthetics that accommodate the male gaze — Trump’s gaze — in their workplace. According to Axios, who spoke to sources from the president’s team, women working in Trump’s campaign field office “felt pressure to wear dresses” or “have a certain look.”
Twitter’s feminist community responded quickly to the release of the Axios story:
Examples even included fictional characters, like Mad Max’s Furiosa and Star Wars’ Princess Leia:
And women in uniform, including Senator Tammy Duckworth:
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Olivia Loperfido is an English and psychology major at New York University's College of Arts and Sciences, and the junior editor of NYU's Mercer Street (2017-'18). She enjoys spending time with her dogs and tortoise, watching RuPaul's Drag Race, and contacting her state representatives. Follow her on Instagram here and contact her via email here.