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Send Your Pussy(hat) to Washington!

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If you can’t make it to the Women’s March on Washington on January 21st you can at least send your pussy…hat. The aptly named Pussyhat Project wants to collect over one million pink cat ear hats to keep marchers’ heads warm and their unapologetic support for all things feminine front and center.

Created by screenwriter Krista Suh and architect Jayna Zweiman, the Pussyhat Project aims to take traditionally feminine (and therefore traditionally dismissed) elements such as knitting and the color pink, and put them at the forefront of a powerful political demonstration.

Knit it, crochet it or sew it. You can find patterns here or make your own. Just like their namesake, no two pussyhats will be alike, so feel free to add a fuzzy pom pom, some fringe whiskers or just a nice, festive “FUCK TRUMP” on the brim.

If you can’t knit or crochet, now is a great time to learn and show up all your hipster friends — plus hand working skills will probably have a much higher value in the coming post-Trumpocalyptic world. Or, just throw them some dough (come on, donating to these pussies has to be more fun than being guilted into late night, drunken donations because of this).

Bring the hats to the march yourself, leave them at a drop point or mail them to the below address by January 14th:

Pussyhat Project
12033 Lake Newport Rd
Reston, VA 20194

If you don’t plan (or aren’t able) to send yourself or a pussyhat to Washington, over 30 cities in the U.S. (and even more worldwide) are having sister marches in conjunction with the one in Washington. Find one near you or learn how to organize your own here.

Let’s trump the orange menace with a flood of pink.

 

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