Have you heard about the woman card? It’s real, ya know. Yep, Donald Trump spoke of it late Tuesday night during his victory speech. “I call her ‘Crooked Hillary’ because she’s crooked, and you know the only thing she’s got is the woman card,” Trump said, immediately setting off a social media firestorm. On Wednesday, after the initial backlash to his remarks wound down, women took to Twitter using the hashtag #womancard, which was one of the top trending topics, to show just how real they are — and what happens when they try to use their woman cards in real life. Some men even got in on the action too. Below are a sampling of some the of the tweets that made us laugh:
Childcare for single working mom: $24,000/year
Playing the #womancard: Priceless.
— Dara Resnik (@BadassMomWriter) April 27, 2016
— Jenny Jaffe (@jennyjaffe) April 27, 2016
I don't even use a #womancard. I still write woman checks.
— elizabeth (@Elizasoul80) April 27, 2016
— Terri (@SocialTerri) April 27, 2016
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) April 27, 2016
Taking advantage of my #womancard and enjoying a lower salary, unpaid maternity leave, and being told to smile more at creepy men. Wheeeee!!
— JessicaA (@liberalmommy2) April 27, 2016
Not surprisingly, Tuesday night wasn’t the first time Trump trotted out the woman card accusation. In fact, Hillary had already fired back with a pithy response in her victory speech Tuesday night, saying, “If fighting for women’s health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the woman card, then deal me in.” The woman card trend certainly made for fun social media, but as David Graham points out in The Atlantic, playing the woman card against Clinton could be a strategy Trump really ends up regretting come November.