The technology and media marketing specialist revealed she was shocked after a 2005 tape emerged of Donald Trump boasting about having his way with women.
"It was a feeling of recoiling. It was emotional, visceral. Then I had a pounding headache for a few days."Subsequent sexual allegations made against the Republican Party presidential nominee brought back unpleasant memories of her own experience.
"I was in an office belonging to a firm I was working for in Silicon Valley and my boss's boss came breezing through. Suddenly he came up behind me and pressed himself up against me and said, 'Why is it you always look so good?' He had a colleague with him and it was so humiliating."She said hearing Donald Trump sounding off on the lewd tape made her remember the exact words that were uttered and how she felt that day, which was that women would always be objectified and sexualized.
"I recognized in his words, the same feeling that I had that day---of being nothing more than an object. No matter how smart you are or how hard you work, they can do that to us."Shannon is fighting back, not by targeting the New York business man, but by going after his daughter, Ivanka. Coulter is calling for a total boycott of the Ivanka Trump Collection which includes jewelry, shoes, handbags, perfume, and clothing. The technology and media marketing specialist is clamoring for retailers like Macy's, Marshalls, Zappos, Amazon, and Nordstrom to stop selling her products to the public.
Trump's daughter has called her father's comments on the tape "inappropriate and offensive," but has gone on to make excuses for him and show solidarity for his campaign at political rallies.
Shannon Coulter revealed it is totally unacceptable that Ivanka Trump continues support her father's bid to the White House despite the avalanche of evidence that he continually degrades women mounting up against him.
"If Ivanka Trump had distanced herself from the campaign I would not be boycotting her. But something changed for me when that tape was released."On October 11, Shannon Coulter created the hashtag #GrabYourWallet—a call for shoppers to boycott Ivanka fashion's line. Coulter's hashtag is a response of Trump's infamous line on the tape, where he talks about kissing women without permission and that he also wants to "grab them by the p***y."
More than 1 million people have seen Coulter's tweets; it has been accompanied with 200 direct replies back to her and hundreds of retweets daily. According to Coulter, more than 50,000 people have supported her boycott campaign with 2,000 promising to actively participate.
Susan Rhodes of Palm Beach, Florida revealed despite recently buying Ivanka Trump boots for her daughter from Amazon worth $400, she was going to start boycotting products after seeing #GrabYourWallet on Twitter.Rhodes said just like Coulter, Trump's vulgarities hit a raw nerve and made her recall when she was working in a bank 30 years ago and had men tell her "can't talk to you today because your boobs are staring at me in the face."
Lindsey Ledford, a student, said she had stopped shopping at stores supporting the Ivanka products too. According to her, the Donald Trump brand and Ivanka Trump brand are one and the same, which made it a very easy decision.
Ledford believes that Ivanka has taken a hypocritical stance when she says her "Women Who Work" lifestyle brand is a one-stop shop for female empowerment but yet acts as a surrogate for her father's sexist, racist, and hateful campaign.
The Ivanka Trump brand made $29.4 million last year and surpassed that margin inside the first six months of 2016 by $11.8 million. Shannon Coulter says because Ivanka Trump's business has benefited immensely from her father's push towards the White House, it is a good reason why people should boycott her fashion line.
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