Pussy hat, back: At the 2018 Women's Marches, pink, again, is the call to arms
One year after setting records in crowd sizes for the first set of rallies, people across the country took to the streets for the second annual Women’s Marches. Crowds in the thousands in cities across the nation came together to demand equality, justice, and social and political change.
Along with signs , women and men also chose fashion to help speak for the issues.
Last year, George Soros supposedly paid us to be loud. This year, Donald Trump paid us $130,000 to be quiet. It didn’t take. #womensmarch pic.twitter.com/n9ohGr6j0h
— Jennifer Wright (@JenAshleyWright) January 20, 2018
The pink pussy hat was back, first and foremost. More than just an accessory, it has become a symbol for the movement. After going viral in late 2016, pussy hats were spotted everywhere in last year’s march, and this year’s attendees dusted theirs off this year, too.
In the meantime, they have also become controversial. Phoebe Hopps, founder and president of Women’s March Michigan, told the Detroit Free Press that state and national organizations have tried “to move away from the pussyhats for several months now, and are not making it the cornerstone of our messaging because … there’s a few things wrong with the message. It doesn’t sit well with a group of people that feel that the pink pussyhats are either vulgar or they are upset that they might not include trans women or nonbinary women or maybe women whose (genitals) are not pink.”
Representing in PDX! #Resist #ImpeachTrump #Pussyhat #WhyIPussyhat pic.twitter.com/o2s8Ez228j
— Pussyhat Project (@PussyhatProject) January 20, 2018
Men also sported pink for the cause.
But no matter what marchers wore, their statements clearly go beyond looks.
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