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PussyHat Project

 

PussyHats galore at the marches this weekend! …

 

 

Cynthia is reading the LA Times while Marcy and Penelope Kitten are sunspotting.

Cynthia:  Oh look at this! Two women from Los Angeles, Krista Suh and Jayna Zweiman, started a knitting project to protest the Trump inauguration and it’s gone viral.

Marcy:  Hope they get some meds for that.

Cynthia:  It’s called the PussyHat Project.

 

Cynthia:  Women from all over the world are knitting pink hats with cat ears to send to the women marching at the inauguration this weekend as a kind of visual protest against Trump.

Marcy:  At least they’ll be warm.

Cynthia:  Yes, that is one of the reasons Krista started the project – to stay warm.

 

Cynthia:  Ahhh… What a fun and cheeky idea. To add a smidge of fun to an otherwise very serious issue.

penelope kitten:  i don’t get it.

Cynthia:  What don’t you get, P?

penelope kitten (squeaking):  why a hat with pink cat ears?

Cynthia (hesitating):  Well … ah … you know …

penelope kitten:  gasp! the new prez hates pussies?

Cynthia:  Ummm … nooo … it’s actually the opposite.

penelope kitten:  he likes pussies?

Cynthia starts stammering and blushing.

Cynthia (embarrassed):  … it’s that he … hmmm … how do I say this without sounding … vulgar and …

Marcy:  I’ll explain.

Marcy whispers into Penelope Kitten’s ear.

penelope kitten (horrified and racing off to another room):  no way.

Cynthia (suddenly very angry):  And that’s a problem! Our new president is so gross and so crass I can’t even repeat what he says out loud to my cats. Oh dear … I hope Penelope wasn’t too traumatized.

Sigh. Thanks, Marcy.

Marcy:  You’re welcome.

Just then Penelope Kitten returns with a sheaf of papers, a computer, some phones, and a renewed purpose.

She immediately starts making phone calls.

Cynthia:  What are you doing, P?

penelope kitten:  reassembling the staff.

no time for sunspotting.

gotta call the lawmakers and maybe even the muckrakers.

fight fire with fire.

Cynthia:  Right on! Let’s do it!

Cynthia starts calling senators and members of congress.

Marcy picks up the phone.

Cynthia:  Who are you calling, Marcy?

Marcy:  Putin.

=^..^=

 

*For more info on Krista and Jayna’s cause, head on over to their website PussyHat Project. Hundreds of PussyHats are making their way to Washington D.C. right now.

And while we know women knitting hats isn’t going to change the world in and of itself, I think their pluck and enthusiasm and humor and intelligence is a great example of how women ARE going to eventually change the world. I’ll take knitting needles over guns any day.

Marcy:  So are you going to wear a pink pussyhat?

Cynthia (disappointed):  Nah, I don’t have one and I don’t know how to knit.

Marcy:  Why don’t you wear one of our pink cat bracelets? I just sent some off to the women at The Little Knittery to say thank you for their efforts.

Cynthia:  Excellent idea, Marcy! In solidarity!

 

 

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11 Comments

  • Reply Big Momma January 18, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    It’s going to be okay. We are in the majority. Whatever catastrophe Trump creates we can fix. He will shoot himself in both feet and crawl off into oblivion to become nothing more than an entertaining page in future history books.
    Thanks Cynthia, Penelope and Marcy for your activism. Stay strong.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch January 18, 2017 at 7:43 pm

      Will do!
      xo and meow and squeak,
      cynthia + marcy + penelope kitten

  • Reply Liz January 19, 2017 at 7:47 am

    “Pussyhats galore.” You are indeed very clever and cheeky! I haven’t heard of this, but it’s brilliant. I love how you worded it: that it shows “pluck, enthusiasm, humor, and intelligence,” and those will be the qualities that help us persevere.

    <3 Liz
    http://www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch January 19, 2017 at 12:28 pm

      Ha! Thank you! So glad you got my reference as I sometimes think I am waaaay old. lol
      Don’t you just love all the shades of pink?!!
      xo,cynthia

  • Reply Patty January 19, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    This is such an amazing idea!! And I like your call to make calls. Even in blue states it’s important!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch January 19, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      Yes – calling and calling and trying to change the laws. And voting. And keeping the conversation going with new ideas. And donating money. And keeping the visibility high and never ever dropping the ball – which for me has been a struggle to not just throw up my hands. So many many ways to keep on keeping on and get it DONE! Hey – I just gave myself a pep talk. ahahhaha. Thanks, Patty!
      xo,cynthia

  • Reply TheLadyK January 19, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    I can’t even make snarky comments on this one — I got tears reading this.
    (Thank god I texted you all that snark last night!!)

    There’s also a brochure floating around the interwebs called: Indivisble; A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda. Let me know if you – or anyone – want(s) the link (or you can just Google). It’s got all kinds of goodies inside, including your suggestions above.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch January 19, 2017 at 3:47 pm

      Oh wow thank you for that info! I will Google it. That is what I need to know – what can I actually DO!
      xo,cynthia

  • Reply Vik January 24, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Loved the pink hats. And the March. Keep the good ideas flowing!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch January 24, 2017 at 7:31 pm

      will do. thank u.
      squeak, penelope kitten

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