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SPLIT: Feminists Reject Pink Pussy Hat As Offensive to ‘Women with Penises' and ‘Brown Genitalia'


Added 01-11-18 01:40:03pm EST - “An iconic symbol of progressive activism may be going the way of the dodo.” - Dangerous.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dangerous.com: “SPLIT: Feminists Reject Pink Pussy Hat As Offensive to 'Women with Penises' and 'Brown Genitalia' - DANGEROUS”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Debuting at the 2017 so-called Women’s March, a multi-city rally protesting the election of Donald Trump as president, the pussy hat has been a stalwart symbol of progressivism over the past year.

But many feminists see it as problematic and report they won’t be donning the pink head gear at this year’s reboot of the protests. 

“I personally won’t wear one because if it hurts even a few people’s feelings, then I don’t feel like it’s unifying,” said Phoebe Hopps, founder and president of Women’s March Michigan, according to the Detroit Free Press. 

The problem, according to the Free Press, is the hat is exclusionary to transgender women, gender non-binary people, and non-white women “because their genitals are more likely to be brown than pink.”

Never mind that the hat has cat ears, and not a vulva. The color pink, according to the Pussyhat Project, which first designed the headwear following the 2016 general election, was chosen “because pink is associated with femininity,” according to a post on its website. 

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