It's no secret that President Donald Trump’s mindset toward women is trapped in the past. The derogatory remarks he has made about women — including his Democratic opponent in the presidential race, Hillary Clinton — are proof of that fact.
Anonymous Syrian artist Saint Hoax released a new project on International Women’s Day, titled “Making America Misogynistic Again,” that perfectly illustrates just how archaic and sexist Trump’s comments about women are.
Hoax replaced slogans on sexist ads from the 1950s with actual statements made by Trump in more recent years.
"As I was researching those ads, I couldn't stop comparing them to Trump's sexist remarks about women," Saint Hoax told Mic. "So I decided to match the visuals with sexist Trump quotes, just for fun, and show them to my friends without actually telling them where I got the quotes from. I told them that these were the actual advertisements that were published in the '50s/'60s and they believed it."
The artist said that when his friends learned the quotes had come from Trump, they were shocked.
Although the representation of women in media has greatly changed over the years, Saint Hoax’s project highlights the concern that Trump is taking the nation back to the days when women were objectified, undervalued, and misrepresented on a much larger scale.
"Sadly, Donald Trump is trying to take America back to the 'Mad Men' era," Saint Hoax said. "I'm hoping that these posters would make people realize that Trump's 'locker room talk' is extremely dangerous especially now since he is the president of the United States and he's 'supposed' to be representing one of the most feminist countries in the world."
Needless to say, Trump’s attitude toward women is incredibly troubling. This year, International Women’s Day was about much more than celebrating and empowering women — it was about protecting women’s rights and resisting Trump’s attempts to undo all of the historic strides made toward gender equality.
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