The Pantsuit Predicament: The Class Divide Overshadowed Gender Solidarity and Gave Trump the White House.

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In the final days leading up to Nov. 8, a private Facebook group emerged offering a troll-free space where Hillary Clinton supporters could declare their support and enthusiasm without judgment or restraint. This "Pantsuit Nation" (honoring Clinton's iconic sartorial and professional style), grew from a few thousand members to over three million men and women in just a few days, serving as a real time tribute to – and record of – history.