Teen Vogue's advice for resisting Trump

Teen Vogue has become an unlikely voice in the anti-Trump resistance, and is urging young people to take a "less polite" approach to the movement.

"The idea of total civility and the idea that everyone has to be polite is bullshit", columnist Lauren Duca, who leads the resistance at the teen fashion magazine, told Australia pop-culture website Junkee.

On Saturday she told Three's The Nation there's a strict code of respectability in politics and that needs to change.

"We're told [not to be] rude, that you have to be polite, that you have to respect and honour everyone's views.

"I think that certainly we could all get a little better at having civil conversations, but I think that we need to reject the idea of being sweet and silent - we need to talk about politics and we need to ruffle feathers and have the difficult conversations.

"Anybody that counts themselves among the resistance to Donald Trump needs to have those one-on-one conversations with the family members who maybe did vote for him.

"Those personal connections are how grassroots movements start.

"Politeness doesn't have to be a part of [those conversations] - bravery does."

Ms Duca says journalism "as an industry has failed", and is just as responsible as Mr Trump for the rise of fake news.

"It hasn't adequately communicated that its role is to empower citizens with information, that its first and foremost allegiance needs to be to citizens.

"I think there's now a lot of confusion about what the purpose of a journalist is."

Ms Duca says Mr Trump is currently the biggest threat to the US.

"He seems like a bit of a CSI black light in a hotel room - all of the gross white shit has been revealed now from his election. All of the bigotry and the sexism, the racism, the homophobia runs through the currents of American culture."