women

Mike Pence’s Vice Presidential Debate Lecture to Kamala Harris Isn’t Likely to Help Trump With Women

Even before Wednesday night’s slow-boil of a vice presidential debate in Salt Lake City, the re-election bid of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence was in trouble with the one demographic on which elections hinge: women.

Then, with condescension and contempt, Pence sat with Sen. Kamala Harris of California, the first woman of color to be on a major presidential ticket, and lectured and side-stepped. When moderator Susan Page of USA Today declared that the debate would be civil, Pence visibly smirked. He knew better.

“Sen. Harris, it’s a privilege to be on this stage with you,” Pence said as the evening started. He later praised her history-making candidacy and thanked her for her public service. It was a veneer of respect that he didn’t necessarily practice during the debate. Repeatedly, he refused to heed time limits or even answer the question being asked. (To be sure, dodging

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Plus-size is one of the only clothing sectors to have grown this year, so why isn’t there more choice?

It should come as no surprise that many of the brands launching plus-size collections are celebrity fronted and therefore less reliant on brand image. Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty lingerie line has been hugely popular with customers who wear bras up to size 44E and pants up to a size 28, while Khloe Kardashian’s Good American size-inclusive denim and swimwear lines are some of the most popular of the whole collection. 

With brands like these and 11 Honoré, which curates and sells plus-size designer clothing, the US is ahead of the UK when it comes to this sector, but both markets are failing to fully cater to a waiting customer base. Illustrating how fashion struggles to hold two progressive ideas at once,  Reformation is one of the only sustainable retailers designing for the plus size market; overall under 20 percent of green labels sell clothes above a size 16.

Time will

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