The Pussyhat Project was launched to knit a pink (any shade) hat for each woman in the Women’s March in Washington D.C. on January 21, 2017. Directions are provided for either knitting or crocheting. (More)
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The Pussyhat Project was started around Thanksgiving to create warm hats and a powerful visual symbol for the marchers. The website has the pattern and all the information anyone will need to join this movement. You could also knit a hat or two for your local march.
The website talks to the power of numbers, the power of pink, the power of handmade, the power of individuality and of course, the power of pussy:
We love the clever word play of “pussyhat” and “pussycat,” but yes, “pussy” is also a derogatory term for female genatalia. We chose this loaded word for our project because we want to reclaim the term as a means of empowerment. In this day and age, if we have pussies we are assigned the gender of “woman.” Women, whether transgender or cisgender, are mistreated in this society. In order to get fair treatment, the answer is not not take away our pussies, the answer is not to deny our femaleness and femininity, the answer is to demand fair treatment. A woman’s body is her own. We are honoring this truth and standing up for our rights.
I am sure some of the marchers will be men and they will also get a pink hat. I am late to this party so I will be taking mine to the March in Minnesota. I can probably get 6 or 7 done by next Saturday. It feels really fun to be knitting for this cause. Check out the website and look for a sea of pink on Saturday.
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