Sen. Kyrsten Sinema changes wig to ‘mint green,’ but not everyone appreciates attention-seeking stunt

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Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat, has become a hero to “men” and women — or at least left-wing “men” and women — for wearing colorful wigs in the halls of Congress to promote social distancing from salons amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema has been a fashion icon since she took office. The first openly bisexual senator’s bold dresses, coats, signature glasses and coiffed blonde hair prove that being a Senator doesn’t mean you can’t look fabulous and express yourself,” The Mary Sue reported Tuesday.

“But lately, she’s been using her look to make a point about social distancing and keeping away from salons. And she’s done that with some awesome wigs.”

Look:

The goal of the attention-seeking stunt appears to be to convey the point that women should do anything in their power to stay away from hair salons until the pandemic subsides, even if that means using colorful wigs to hide their unstyled hair.

It’s supposed to represent women’s empowerment or something …

There’s just one problem: Women own a majority of America’s hair salons and represent a majority of these salons’ employees. But thanks to coronavirus lockdown orders and the self-social distancing of people like Sinema, these women are screwed.

Thirty percent of hairdressers live paycheck-to-paycheck,” Mary Rector, the founder and CEO of Behind the Chair, an industry website, said to The Washington Post earlier this month.

We’re anticipating 40 percent of salons going out of business due to the pandemic. I’m dying for my constituency. It’s going to be more devastating than they even know.”

That doesn’t sound very empowering.

As it stands, hair salons are open in Arizona thanks to Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican, reopening them back in May. But if Democrats like Sinema have their way and women continue to shun these salons, they likely won’t be open for much longer.

Sinema’s groupies — some of them allegedly “men” — don’t appear to be too concerned about this, though. They’re more focused on the “toxic” males who’ve chosen to question the congresswoman’s judgment.

Watch how they responded when Matt Mackowiak, a conservative columnist from Texas, criticized the congresswoman’s decision to wear colorful wigs in the halls of Congress: (** Language warning)

Note what the latter user Twitter user wrote about people dying. Yes, people are dying from the coronavirus, but people — women, in this particular case — are also losing their livelihoods and going broke? Don’t their lives matter as well?

Like one Colorado stylist said back in April, “Our livelihood was lost overnight.”

Thankfully, salons in Colorado and nearly every other state in America save for California have since reopened, though these businesses are still struggling because some clients, including Sinema, have found that they don’t need them anymore.

“I’m working more hours and making less money,” one salon owner from New York City said to NBC News earlier this month.

Again, all this doesn’t seem very empowering.

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Vivek Saxena

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