When the symbol isn’t inclusive enough


or might be offensive…

This years Women’s March will not be featuring its recent symbol of nasty and empowering women.  The Pink Pussyhat isn’t what it used to be.

From the Detroit Free Press:

The reason: The sentiment that the pink pussyhat excludes and is offensive to transgender women and gender nonbinary people who don’t have typical female genitalia and to women of color because their genitals are more likely to be brown than pink.

Aside from the fact that, biologically, gender nonbinary and the other 47 “gender identities” are a state of mind and men wanting to transition to women does not make them any less male, organizers and members seem to think that it has become offensive and certainly less inclusive, to those wanting to deny their patriarchal biological assignment.

“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 and organizer of anniversary marches Jan. 21 in Lansing and Marquette.

“I care more about mobilizing people to the polls than wearing one hat one day of the year.”

The state and national organizations, she said, have tried “to move away from the pussyhats for several months now, and are not making it the cornerstone of our messaging because … there’s a few things wrong with the message.

“It doesn’t sit well with a group of people that feel that the pink pussyhats are either vulgar or they are upset that they might not include trans women or nonbinary women or maybe women whose (genitals) are not pink.”



3 thoughts on “When the symbol isn’t inclusive enough

  1. Pretty soon they’ll all have to retreat to their safe sapces and never come out again. Berke breathed called it “Offensensitivity.” That’s a good portmanteau word we should use more often.

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