On Saturday, feminist Lauren Holter wrote about a recent “confusing” experience she had in a Marshalls dressing room. Holter, who loathes President Donald Trump, his policies, and his family, became unglued when she tried on a pair of Ivanka Trump slacks and really liked them. They fit really well … but The Patriarchy.
Help: Ivanka Trump pants fit me really well and now I have to live with that fact. pic.twitter.com/on7Q9ztl9l
— Lauren Holter (@laurenholter) August 4, 2017
What’s a girl to do?
From The Daily Wire
“I was pretty shocked when I pulled on the Ivanka Trump pants to find they actually fit well,” started the feminist. “Like, really well.”
“My first thought was, Wait, this can’t be right,” she continued.
Holter then tried to find flaws in the stylish and form-fitting pants, only to come up empty-handed. So, naturally, the feminist had to remind herself how terrible Ivanka is.
“As I stared at the pants trying to find some aspect that didn’t fit (Do the pockets flare out? No, those are smooth. Do they ride up too high? Nope, just right.), I reminded myself that Ivanka has positioned herself as a moderating force in the White House, but hasn’t actually delivered any results on paid family leave, LGBTQ rights, or climate change,” she wrote.
Holter was torn. Should she capitulate to The Patriarchy and buy the pants that make her legs look fantastic; or should she stand up to injustice everywhere by rejecting the pants?
“I could try to convince myself that Ivanka stepping down from her company means her identity is now separate from the brand. Or simply that her brand isn’t about politics,” she debated.
The feminist even noted the great success the Ivanka Trump clothing brand is experiencing, even with a #GrabYourWallet boycott in effect against the Trump family. “Ivanka’s brand isn’t actually suffering,” admitted Holter. “In fact, G-III Apparel Group (the company that manufactures the clothing) reported a $17.9 million increase in net sales of Ivanka Trump products in 2016, according to an annual report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.”
But, ultimately, Holter boasted of her strong will in rejecting the nice pants, and admitted that there would be no way to explain away the Ivanka Trump brand name if someone were to ask.
“Still, knowing the boycott isn’t achieving much couldn’t convince me to buy the pants. I mean, imagine the excessive dodging I’d need to act out every time someone asked where I got my cool new slacks. And I wasn’t going to start lying about pants. … Ultimately I decided the Ivanka pants were not worth the awkward situations and subsequent therapy bills I saw myself racking up because of the $30 purchase.”