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Former White House photographer highlights how dramatically times have changed in just a few weeks

February 9, 2017

As Donald Trump continues his appointment of the most white and male cabinet since the Ronald Reagan administration, critics have begun circulating images satirizing the outdated state of affairs in the White House.

A photo of Trump, surrounded by smiling white male associates as he signed a “Global Gag Rule” banning international groups who received U.S. health funding from providing or even discussing abortion, prompted a response from French feminist collective 52. The group released a Photoshopped image depicting Hillary Clinton, surrounded by women, signing a bill banning male ejaculation. Swedish Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin likewise mocked the famous image, in her case by sharing a photo of herself and seven other female officials signing a law combatting climate change.

The referral of the Swedish climate law is signed. All future governments will be obliged to reduce greenhouse gas…

Posted by Isabella Lövin on Thursday, February 2, 2017

Now, former official White House photographer Pete Souza has become the latest to draw attention to the dramatic shift in White House demographics. Souza shared an image to Instagram of Obama “meeting with top advisors.” The photo, which Souza said had not been intentionally cropped, showed the meeting from only the waist down — notably, three of the four people in the room can be clearly seen wearing skirts and heels.

“I guess you’d say I was trying to make a point,” said Souza.

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