Women of Democratic Party to wear all black to Trump's SOTU address

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In his first address to a joint session of Congress, Democratic members dressed in white - the color used by suffragettes as they fought for equal rights for women - to call out Trump's derogatory stances.

At the 2018 Golden Globes, the red carpet was flooded with black dresses and Time's Up pins, a coordinated protest against sexual abuse and harassment in Hollywood and other industries.

Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., of the Democratic Women's Working Group in the lower chamber, said the invites would be a way to highlight the issue. Like Hollywood, allegations have plagued Congress in recent weeks, with several members either resigning or declining to run for re-election.

It is unclear how many women will join the silent protest, which is likely to draw attention to the numerous accusations of sexual misconduct that have been levied against Mr Trump himself. Sixty-six of them are Democrats.

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Some 20 women have publicly accused Trump of misconduct.

Last year Speier acknowledged that she was a victim of sexual assault on Capitol Hill when she was a young congressional aide.

Congresswoman Jackie Speier was among the Democratic women to invite lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to wear black to the State of the Union.

The #MeToo movement exemplified formidable female (and male) solidarity against chronic sexual harassment and assault that females have endured for decades in many, if not all, sectors of society where they regularly interact with powerful men. He knows the women of America are out there, watching his every move.

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