Trump’s Congressional Address: Why Democratic Women Chose To Wear White

The reason behind this will astound you!

Trump’s Congressional Address: Why Democratic Women Chose To Wear White
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For decades women have been taking a united stand for what they believe in and on Tuesday in Washington D.C. the world once again got a chance to witness history in the making as far as women's rights are concerned.

Read on to find out more concerning this event.

President Donald Trump's Congressional Address

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On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump delivered his first major Congressional address which you can view on the full-length video above.

Women in white

Women in white
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According to CNN, "Democratic women in Congress made an impression Tuesday evening as they sat in the audience for President Donald Trump's joint address to Congress. Many of the 66 Democratic women representatives and delegates who make up the House Democratic Women's Working Group wore white clothing."

But why?

But why?
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The reason the women chose do wear white (to the President's address) was due to an effort led by Rep. Lois Frankel (on the image above), chair of the House Democratic Women's Working Group, in symbolizing and honoring the suffragette movement (for which the color white has long been a symbol).

More on the suffragette movement

More on the suffragette movement
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As many woman's rights advocates such as my myself already knows, the suffragette movement (also known as "woman suffrage") was the name given to a struggle for the right of women to vote and run for office that started in the early to mid 1800's as part of the general women's rights movement.

The significance of the color white 

The significance of the color white 
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Within the movement (of suffrage), white became the symbol of purity; and since most women who were campaigning for voting rights chose to wear white during their efforts (in symbolizing their purity and the purity of their intentions), the color white itself has become symbolic with woman's rights in general.

The symbolism (of wearing white) on that day

The symbolism (of wearing white) on that day
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Rep. Lois Frankel, concerning the reasons why the women chose to wear white on that specific day, stated that: "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,"

Some other reasons behind the color choice

Some other reasons behind the color choice
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In the statement mentioned above, Frankel also mentioned that "[t]he members [were] wearing white to [also] show support for Planned Parenthood, affordable health care, reproductive rights, equal pay, paid leave, affordable child care and lives free from fear and violence."


Debbie Nel