i feel strongly about the president's #dresslikeawoman comment and want to call out the dangers of allowing anyone but especially a man of privilege and power to dictate and shape someone else's value based on their appearance; whether it's their sex, sexual preference, age, color of their skin or even something seemingly innocuous such as judging the clothes they choose to put on their body.
for women, this bias begins in parallel with when we start to develop physically and evolve intellectually. IT can come in many forms and as explicitly as being whistled or grabbed at (literally anywhere) and as subversive as telling women that they shouldn't wear X if they didn't want to attract attention or telling a women she should or should not wear something because it impacts their value and capabilities. NO.
HUMANS need to stick together and protect those who are being attacked and today, those being attacked are women and immigrants/minorities. STAND UP when you see wrongdoing, whether this PREJUDICE is expressed as explicit or implicit. it is OUR job to educate and enlighten, to fight for one another, whether in the street for a complete stranger or in a comfortable setting for a friend. make discrimination uncomfortable.
there is a lot to be angry about which means there is much to do. everyone has a mother, a sister, a wife, a daughter, a best friend and that is how we need to protect one another, as family. #dresslikeawoman #dresslikeahuman #dresslikeyourself || inspired to write after seeing a colleague's @amy_gilmer post, thanks sister!