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Anyone who ever thought that using clothing as a political tool would be frivolous or overrated, or groaning another piece that insisted that a woman in a white pants suit made a statement, had no better influence than the state the Union address on Tuesday evening.
When the television cameras emerged in the busy chamber of the house while Congress awaited President Trump’s entrance, the most striking sight was not the grandeur of the room (though it’s pretty grand) or the nerves and excitement of the special guests, but rather the unmistakable Block of convention women shine in white on the democratic side of the aisle.
They wore white shirts (Representative Sharice Davids of Kansas) and white capes (Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York). Minnesota representative Ilhan Omar combined her white jumpsuit with a blue headscarf and red shirt – as clear a statement of patriotism as the trump-pence red-tie-blue-tie-white-shirt-twofer) and many, many white jackets and suits, including on Nancy Pelosi, spokeswoman for the house.
And there was no way that neither the President nor the watching audience missed them, or missed the message in what they wore: one of gender equality and pride, the long history of the story, and the struggle for women’s rights, the commitment to an agenda and in the background joy. It was in front of him as he looked out into the room and back when Mrs. Pelosi brandished her hammer.
At State of the Union tonight, @realDonaldTrump will look out at the House Chamber and see a sea of #Suffragette white sending the message loud&clear that @HouseDemWomen are fighting for the economic security of women & families. https://t.co/4sHNJWAzvP
— Rep. Lois Frankel (@RepLoisFrankel) February 5, 2019