As Twitchy reported, it appears that men have been slow to sign up for the Women’s March on Washington the day following the inauguration, but there are competing theories as to why. Some suspect that men are afraid of having their man cards revoked; others think the Women’s March on Washington is just a really poor name that all but disinvites men from attending.
Men have been assured that they are welcome at the event, and they won’t have to check their Y chromosomes at the entrance. However, they might be asked to slip on a pink pussyhat to add some pizzazz to the aerial photos.
Two women from Los Angeles came up with the idea of knitting pink hats for the event, hoping to (with the help of volunteers worldwide) “create a sea of pink hats which is going to be a strong collective visual statement.” Imagine how much stronger it would be, though, complemented by a Nasty Woman T-shirt and tampon earrings.
The project’s been going for a couple of months, but on Saturday the pair’s story had the distinction of being shared on Twitter by Reuters Top News … because nothing says you’re serious about bringing attention to civil and human rights issues than wearing a knitted pink hat with ears.
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) January 14, 2017
“For some knitters at Friday’s ‘pussyhat party,’ it was hard to put the needles down as the deadline nears,” reports Rollo Ross.
— ItsTime2017 (@karenkb2112) January 14, 2017
— ravenfanat!c (@fanaticraven) January 14, 2017
@Reuters Top news? This is why the press is laughed at. Pussyhats sounds like a terrible girl band name BTW.
— CosmicIrony=BadKarma (@Karmaisbitchen) January 14, 2017
@Reuters This is "Top News" for Reuters, some old hags knitting? Should google "Journalism" every now and then to remind you what it is.
— Krakan Gargicz (@Krakan_G) January 14, 2017
@Reuters I've never heard of anything so stupid.
— joanne marion (@JMarion7722) January 14, 2017
@Reuters Trump did say, he would bring manufacturing back to the USA.
— Gillhoolee (@Gillhoolee) January 14, 2017
@Reuters pussyhats ..reason #24 why # Hillary Clinton didn't win
— Chase's Mom (@4melissareed) January 14, 2017
@Reuters Just when one thinks people can't be more silly, along comes "pussyhats". Unbelievable.
— Donald Ross (@kinross2016) January 14, 2017
It could be sillier — they could be making and selling homemade vagina lollipops to mail to Trump Tower.
— 007-Gal (@secret007gal) January 14, 2017
@Reuters absolute waste of energy…could sell them to raise money for cancer patients. Get over it and move forward!
— Anthony Asaro (@DEATHBALL13) January 14, 2017
@Reuters do something useful and make teddy bears for children in hospital.
— Angelia Williams (@AngeliaShine) January 15, 2017
@Reuters 😂😂😂😂 Don't ever wear a costume if you want your protest to be taken seriously
— Marie1773056 (@Marie1773056) January 14, 2017
Hear that, Code Pink?
@Reuters Has to be the stupidest protest movement ever.
— DrunkerSThompson (@DrunkerThompson) January 14, 2017
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Ready for their close-up: Reuters gives vagina-costumed protesters the glamour treatment https://t.co/fp7rNeaT5m
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 18, 2016