Members of the Women’s March movement are no longer grabbing their trademark pink “pussy hats” out of concern they might be offensive to minorities and transgender women.
Following Donald Trump’s inauguration, marchers donned pink cat ears, a mocking reference to the president’s hot mic comments saying that he enjoyed grabbing women by the “pussy.”
But the Detroit Free Pressreports that women activists in Michigan and elsewhere are making a conscious effort to move away from the hat out of fear that it “excludes and is offensive to transgender women and gender nonbinary people who don’t have typical female genitalia and to women of color because their genitals are more likely to be brown than pink.”
“I personally won’t wear one because if it hurts even a few people’s feelings, then I don’t feel like it’s unifying,” said Phoebe Hopps, the founder of Women’s March Michigan. “I care more about mobilizing people to the polls than wearing one hat one day of the year.”
I love that last comment. She wants to “unify” yet she backs a group that engages in vitriolic and divisive rhetoric directed at anyone who disagrees with its message? Talk about stuck on stupid.