Women Are Wearing White To Show Who They’re Voting For Tomorrow
Girl power at its best.
As what is arguably the most important day of the year in the US, election day, draws near, women are raiding their wardrobes and digging out their white clothing to wear proudly in support of the first female presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, and the suffragists movement.
When Clinton wore a white Ralph Lauren pantsuit to accept her nomination at the Democratic National Convention earlier this year, sales for white suits went through the roof, but it quickly turned into something much bigger and more meaningful than a fashion statement.
For decades, white has been the hue of choice for suffragists at some of the most important events in the history of the women’s equal rights movement. In 1915, over 250,000 women took over Fifth Avenue in New York to campaign for women’s right to vote wearing the shade, and similarly, in 1978, thousands of white-clothed women marched in Washington supporting the Equal Rights Amendment.
Clinton’s choice to wear white pantsuits at several official events has been seen as a nod to the women who have fought hard and paved the way for what could become the first female President of the United States.
The hashtag #wearwhitetovote has been trending this week, with many women proudly announcing their plans to wear white to vote.
— Soso Steward (@sophagazelle) November 4, 2016
Even borrowing your husband’s clothes isn’t off limits for some to show their support.
I own white jeans and my husband’s white undershirt – it’ll do. #WearWhiteToVote
— Kimberly G.G. (@KGGiarratano) November 7, 2016
If Hillary Clinton, who was discharged from the allegations regarding the e-mail scandal earlier this week, becomes the first female President of the United States, it would be a major step forward in the history of women’s rights, especially considering that less than 100 years ago, women weren’t even allowed to vote in the US.
Many women fear a victory by Donald Trump would mean the exact opposite, due to the Republican nominee’s repeated disrespect of women and involvement in sexual assault and rape cases, one of which is still under investigation.
With the results of the US presidential election now just hours away, we are definitely keeping our fingers crossed for Clinton to make history.
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