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The power of the pink hats

There’s a lot going on right now, isn’t there? Somehow the USA has a large Cheeto for a President, and he’s already trying to gaslight the average person on the very easily-observable facts about the inauguration. The only good thing to come out of it was the Women’s March that spanned the globe and brought out millions of people in support of the rights that the Angry Yam is threatening to take away.

I didn’t hear about the Pussy Hat Project until too late. I’m sure you’ve heard of it, but for the three people in the world who haven’t, here’s the website.

(There are people who missed it, by the way, like this star pupil:)

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It makes me proud to be part of a community that can come together and create a symbol for an important movement basically on the fly, then make it such a big deal that people outside of the community notice.

The march was just the start, of course. There’s a lot of work to do even if we’re not in the US. Still, it’s heartening to know there is a resistance, and that resistance will not die because the President pretends it isn’t happening or outright lies about it. Though I’m still not 100% convinced I didn’t knock myself out and end up in some strange dystopian coma dream, I think this proves that knitters, along with millions of others, are ready for the fight that’s coming.

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