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The ‘pussyhats’ grab back : Massive Women’s March on Washington overwhelms streets (CBC)

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By Matt Kwong and Meagan Fitzpatrick, CBC
Published on January 21,2017

500,000 estimated at D.C. march, jamming streets for life, liberty and reproductive freedom

A sea of people wearing pink hats join the Women’s March on Washington in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters) / via CBC

Anyone need a hat?”

“I’ve got extra Pussyhats! Who wants Pussyhats?”

And, just to be sure — “Ladies, come take a hat!”

In the raging political cauldron that is Washington, D.C., no sartorial choice mattered more these past two days than your headwear.

Inauguration morning on Friday was dominated by a blaze of red ball caps bearing President Donald Trump’s plea to “Make America Great Again.” Today, the nation’s capital was awash in pink “pussyhats,” the pointy-eared tuques that were distributed en masse by demonstrators and worn by the estimated half a million people taking part in the Women’s March on Washington. (The pussyhat knitting project, which became tied to the march, was a response to Trump’s 2005 Access Hollywood hot-mic remarks boasting about grabbing women’s genitalia.)

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