The next day, I took the hat off as soon as I arrived at the march— it was too warm. But, the reason that I have not worn it since is more complicated. In the year that’s passed, the warm wash of relief I felt when seeing those blond women in pussyhats have transformed into a gut-reactive side-eye, like the one I shot an older, well-to-do white woman on the train the other day, suspicious that her hat was the most audacious actions she’s taken on in the name of feminism this year.
Perhaps in any other year, for any other cause, wearing black on the red carpet would be universally celebrated — who could fault you for standing with victims of gender inequality? But, our ability to stomach T-shirt activism has diminished. Feminism might have been the biggest fashion trend of the year, but men are hired to direct top-grossing movies over women at a rate of 22:1 — and that stat hasn’t budged in 11 years.
For Desmond, life is about school, friends, and drag. His mother Wendylou Napoles helps him manifest the outfits he envisions (says Desmond about his style: “All my outfits are like dreams.”). Wendylou tells me that 2017 has been hard on Desmond, as he’s seen headlines in the news that threaten his LGBTQ community. (In the aforementioned Out interview he describes Trump as a "big loser" and says "people should be able to be free and let themselves express how they want, whenever they want.")
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
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