Thousands of Women Knitting ‘Pussy’ Hats to Wear to Protest Trump’s Inauguration

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By Heat Street Staff | 4:40 pm, December 31, 2016

Women’s marches are scheduled in Washington DC and other major cities the day following Donald Trump’s inauguration and women across the country are knitting pink “pussy” hats to wear at the protests.

The hats have little cat ears and are an obvious homage to Trump’s infamous “grab them by the pussy” comment.

The Pussyhat Project was started by two Los Angeles women who published designs for the hat online. The movement spread and now thousands are getting together to knit the hats to distribute at the marches.

Anyone can knit the hats and then drop them off at various knitting stores across the country or ship them to the Pussyhat Project where they will be later distributed at marches.

“If everyone at the march wears a pink hat, the crowd will be a sea of pink, showing that we stand together, united,” the website of the Pussy Hat Project says. “Pink is considered a very female color representing caring, compassion, and love – all qualities that have been derided as weak but are actually STRONG. Wearing pink together is a powerful statement that we are unapologetically feminine and we unapologetically stand for women’s rights.”

Pussyhats are already being spotted around the country and even on statues and other landmarks. With only twenty days left until Trump’s inauguration women are attempting to make enough hats to cover everyone’s heads at the anti-Trump protests.

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