Unfortunately the president of the United States has recently and in the past said so many ridiculous, inarticulate and nonsensical things in person and via Twitter (“As far as the cyber, I agree to parts of what Secretary Clinton said. We should be better than anybody else, and perhaps we’re not. I don’t think anybody knows that it was Russia that broke into the DNC... It also could be somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds, OK?”, “Jeb Bush has to like the Mexican illegals because of his wife.”, “I know more about ISIS than the generals do. Believe me.” “I’m speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I’ve said a lot of things.”) that it is difficult to dismiss as untrue any outlandish quote attributed to him.
So reports last week that at one time he told his staff he wants female employees to “dress like women” are not unbelievable. Someone could tell me that POTUS yelled at his socks for being too tight and I would not flinch.
Nevertheless POTUS’s purported edict got me, along with the rest of modern America on the web and social media, wondering what exactly does a woman dress like today?
Does a proper woman wear a hijab as Ibtihaj Muhammad did when she won an Olympic medal in fencing for the United States?
Or does she wear an astronaut’s flight suit as did physicist Sally Ride when she became the first American woman to fly into space (though she was following in the footsteps of cosmonauts Valentina Tereshkova and Svetlana Savitskaya)?
Does the properly dressed woman wear a sports bra as does UFC champion Amanda Nuñes when she is delivering a beat down of an opponent in the ring (or those of thick headed machos who think they can stand toe-to-toe with her because she is a girl?)
Does a right-looking lady wear a badge and a gun as do two of this county’s female police chiefs, San Diego’s Shelley Zimmerman and Chula Vista’s Roxana Kennedy?
Or maybe the appropriate attire for the ladies are the heels favored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez as she writes legislation seeking equality for farm workers and working class parents; or the earrings worn by National City council women Alejandra Sotelo Solis and Mona Rios as they (unsuccessfully) push their male counterparts into passing a symbolic resolution that tells people who live in, work in or visit National City that they have nothing to fear when visiting that hamlet.
Or maybe the appropriate woman’s wear is the hospital gown worn by the millions of females who deliver children — a feat not matched by any man, ever — year after year.
It’s hard to decide what a woman should wear, other than perhaps a T-shirt that reads: President Trump — and his arcane way of thinking — is a chump and should be dumped.