January 26, 2017 5 Comments
In photographs of last Saturday’s women’s marches in Washington, D.C., and around the United States, many pink hats are visible, most of them with ears, indicating solidarity with the Pussyhat Project that was so popular it caused shortages of pink yarn in some parts of the country. It’s obvious that many thousands of pink pussyhats now exist.
Why haven’t I seen any of them this week?
I live in the East End of Pittsburgh. This is a very liberal area where support for equal rights is seen as a good thing by the general public; it’s highly unlikely that someone would be harassed for wearing a feminist symbol in public around here.
The weather has been warm for January but damp. I do see people wearing knitted hats. I haven’t yet seen a pink hat with ears, not even one. Where did they all go?
If you have a pussyhat, wear it as your warm hat for the rest of the winter! Let it remind you and everyone else that this protest was not just a one-day thing but that we need to stand up for equal rights for everybody every day!
If you have a pussyhat that you are not going to wear again, for whatever reason–please give it to someone who needs a warm hat or to an organization like a homeless shelter that will put that hat on a cold head. A warm hat can keep a person alive on a cold night.
Don’t let that knitting go to waste! Share the warmth and keep America great!