Ever since Donald Trump suggested Hillary Clinton has been exploiting her “woman card” to get ahead in polls, the women of the internet have been mocking him relentlessly with their interpretation of what an actual woman card would look like and the nifty benefits it would come with.
Probably inspired by all the effort social media users have been putting into the issue, the Clinton campaign flipped the GOP presidential front-runner’s sexist remark on its head by finding a way to capitalize on the idea.
Yes, the former secretary of the state is sending her supporters actual, limited-time “Woman Cards.”
“Frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don't think she'd get 5 percent of the vote. The only thing she's got going is the woman card,” Trump said earlier this week at a press conference following his sweeping victory in the northeastern primaries. Clinton, in response to Trump’s attack, told the crowd at her rally: “If fighting for women’s health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the woman card, then deal me in!”
Her statement, which began trending on Twitter almost immediately, has now turned into the tagline for the new merchandise her campaign is offering to those who donate. Although the pink metro card look-alike does not have any actual retail value, or any sort of reward point system for that matter, Clinton's Women's Outreach Director Mini Timmaraju says, “Every dollar will make sure Donald Trump never becomes president.”
“America has taken tremendous strides when it comes to expanding opportunity for women — but our fight is far from over,” Clinton’s campaign website reads. “Hillary believes that issues that affect women’s lives are not just ‘women’s issues’ — they are family issues, they are economic issues, and they are crucial to our future competitiveness. She has been fighting for women and girls her entire career, and she’s just getting started.”
Someone should definitely education the billionaire business mogul about how being a woman is not an insult but praise, especially considering all the societal hurdles that come with not being a man. Perhaps these vivid bright cards will be a good reminder.
Clinton campaign emails supporters, "A Woman Card just for you" pic.twitter.com/cF0WenTKzd— Katiana Krawchenko (@kkrawchenko) April 28, 2016