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A group of knitters in Los Angeles has been preparing for a demonstration on Jan. 21, one day after Donald Trump is sworn into office.
The knitting project was triggered by comments made by Trump during an infamous tape from 2005 when he used the word “pussy” in what he thought was a private conversation.
In light of these remarks, the group has named their crocheted creations “pussyhats.”
Reuters reported that the two masterminds behind the project, Krista Suh and Jayna Zweiman, recruited knitters from all over the world to help sew, crochet, or knit nearly 1.17 million pink hats that appear to have kitty ears by using simple patterns available on the project’s website.
The hat will be worn by those attending the Women’s March on Washington, a rally that was organized to bring light to civil and human rights issues.
“It’s a rectangle folded in half, stitched up the sides, and when you put it on your round head, these ears come out,” said Zweiman, surrounded by other knitters during a Friday night “pussyhat party” at a local store called The Little Knittery.
Zweiman said they have one goal in mind: “Create a sea of pink hats which is going to be a strong, collective, visual statement.”
She added that the hats are intended to empower women and to “involve people across the country and the world who want to be a part of the march but can’t physically be there and want to support the marchers.”
Marchers can obtain one of the crocheted hats from their website, via social media sites, and even on-site in Washington. Zweiman says the project’s aim is to “get a hat on every marcher’s head who wants one.”
Watch the video below on how “The Pussyhat Project” is empowering women.
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