Why this woman is wearing a pantsuit to the polls
Anyone who knows me can tell you that dresses are my go-to wardrobe choice. But on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016, I will make an exception.
Well, besides being an homage to Clinton’s iconic fashion staple, the pantsuit is a political statement, according to Chicago resident Jessie Oliver, founder of the popular Facebook event Pantsuits to the Polls. What began as a simple Facebook status after the second presidential debate is now a bona fide movement — and I’m all the way here for it.
With campaign paraphernalia being banned from polling sites in most states, Jessie thought wearing a pantsuit would be flipping the proverbial middle finger to HRC’s haters.
And her stance has caught on. To date, the Facebook group has more than 700 followers and has garnered the attention of local media. But Jessie isn’t doing this for “likes.” As a sexual assault survivor, she’s passionate about raising awareness about women’s rights.
“It’s also a way for us to stand with the women who have come forward and bravely shared their stories of what has happened to them. When we demystify assault we remove the shame that women carry, and that frees us from the cycle of abuse.”
And if we can slay while doing it? All the better.
Nasty Women, unite!