"the President of Donald Trump's gambit in all its glory, but it many take with themselves from the State of the union speech is the images of white-clad female members of congress who are hugging each other and do"
"Glädjescenen broke out when the president from the pulpit, acclaimed that a majority of the new jobs in the united states in the last year went to women – and that it also applied to congress, which now has a record number of female members."
"the Call to women from both parties to wear white when they listened to the live century to the nation came from the house of representatives working group for democratic women. White is the color that symbolizes women's struggle for suffrage in the late 1800s and early 1900s."
"– By wearing the suffrage of the white color, we will send a respectful solidaritetsbudskap to women all over the country and declare that we will not back away from the rights we have fought so hard for, " said the chairman of the working group Lois Frankel to the news channel CNN before the speech."
"The white-clad women appeared, admittedly, when the tv cameras swept across the audience during the State of the union-century. Even speaker Nancy Pelosi, who sat right behind the Trump, bar white."
"Women's rights have come under the microscope extra much so during Donald Trump's time in the White house. During the election campaign highlighted the sexist comments that Trump hands down in an interview several years ago, and in connection with his installation held huge kvinnodemonstrationer in Washington DC and other cities. During the presidency even me too-the movement culminated, and in the fall was held battering us senate hearings with a HD-candidate judge accused of sexual abuse."
"the Tradition for politically active women to wear white, however, goes further back than that and has been seen in previous kongresstal. At Donald Trump, barack obama, constitution bar his democratic opponent in the election 2016, Hillary Clinton, the white trouser suit."
"When the current 116:e the congress opened in the beginning of January took a total of 127 women place on the 535 voting seats in both houses. 102 of the house of representatives 435 members are now women, and 25 of the 100 senators. It means that 23.7 per cent of lawmakers are women, a record number."
"When the 115:th congress ended put 87 women in the house of representatives and 23 women in the senate. It corresponded to 20.6% of the members."
"The first woman who was elected to the house of representatives was Montanarepublikanen Jeannette Rankin who swore sworn in in 1917. The first woman to valjas in the senate was Arkansasdemokraten Hattie Caraway, who sat in the senate between 1931 and 1945. Nearly ten years earlier in 1922, however, had Rebecca Latimer Felton from Georgia a fyllnadsplats in the senate due to an unexpected death, but she had it only for one day."
"Source: Center for American Women and Politics, with multiple"