It lacks whiskers, tail, and claws, but bristles with ambition and bite:
The woolen, two-cat-ear headgear has fast become the feline symbol of feminine protest for thousands headed to the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday. Project leaders envision a sea of pink hats as the perfect way to tweak President-elect Donald Trump over his infamous remark about grabbing women by their . . . you know what.
Two days before an estimated 202,000 people descend on Washington, thousands of hats are being knitted, traded, and shared. Knitting and crochet parties in Philadelphia and elsewhere churn out hats, while some ambitious handicrafters have produced dozens.
The National Mall has flooded with pink, as demonstrators descend on the nation’s capital Saturday for the Women’s March on Washington. Just one day after President Trump’s inauguration, marchers from across the country have gathered in the city to protest his agenda and support for women’s rights.
The city’s metro system reported 275,000 rides as of 11 a.m. According to metro officials that’s eight times more than a normal Saturday. Reuters adds that the number is also “82,000 more than the 193,000 rides reported at the same point on Friday,” the day of Trump’s inauguration.
The event grew from humble origins — a simple Facebook invitation after Election Day — to the much more massive demonstration seen Saturday. By the time marchers hit the streets, the Women’s March on Washington developed a broad platform of progressive political positions, a slate of celebrity performers and a series of sister marches planned across the world — on all seven continents.
If you’ve been watching the news. you know that the protests have been incredibly peaceful, even though so many more people showed up than was expected. Just goes to show you what happens when women run things.