The popular singer Madonna published a few days ago in her Twitter account a very suggestive image that encourages women to participate in the Women’s March in Washington to be held next Saturday, the day after the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States.
The singer says that the image of a woman who pulls down her panties and shows a tattoo with the symbol of the woman, By Nike:
— Madonna (@Madonna) January 12, 2017
Madonna makes reference to the march called this Saturday in which numerous personalities will participate, like Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Julianne Moore, Cher or possibly Katy Perry.
Many of the participants will wear pink wool hats thanks to a campaign that has become viral: the project “Pussyhat”, a name that makes a play on words between the cat ears that simulates the hat and the genitals of the woman.
The campaign, which began in late November, started with two knitting fans, Krista Suh and Jayna Zweiman, as a formula to protest against Trump’s macho statements. Suh and Zweiman published a website (https://www.pussyhatproject.com) in which you can download the pattern of the cap, so simple to make that it is within reach of anyone with a minimum knowledge of knit, crochet or sewing, and they invited anyone to wove a hat for themselves or for participants in the march over Washington.
Campaign officials are seeking to protest Trump’s famous statements about “grabbing women in the pussy” but also implicate people who can not participate in this march for economic, physical or simple distance reasons.
The founders of the “Pussyhat project” have not been able to quantify exactly how many hats will be attesting this march, but they do ensure that there are ways to get the participants to the caps. In addition, they emphasize that their goal is not to reach a concrete number, but to generate a community for the future. In any case they estimate that there are already at least 30,000 hats and they know that more than 60,000 people have clicked on the download link of the “Pussyhat pattern”.
“There is a man who has made a hundred. We have just opened a registry of hats and the average is between seven and eight caps per registered person,” said Zweiman.
They believe that the success of the initiative is that knitting has always been a meditative and communal activity that gives women and men time to talk and reflect. “I think part of the magic is in saying ‘Women of the country, you may not be politically active, but you’re organizing in knitting groups and women’s groups,” Shu said. “That’s where much of the power of the Pussyhat project comes from,” she added.