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Women wearing pink cat hats descended on the nation’s capitol on Saturday for a second time to march for women’s rights and protest a president they believe is disrespectful towards women.
“There’s a lot of inequality, especially when it comes to access to birth control, or health care, or abortion, or just women’s rights in general,” said one attendee from Minnesota who held a sign that read, “Saturdays are for the girls.”
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As for the president, she added, “He’s not my favorite.”
Compared to most attendees, this was toned down. Here are 11 things we saw and heard at the 2018 Women’s March in Washington, D.C.
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1. Fewer people, equal passion.
Compared to the first Women’s March on Washington which brought people to Washington D.C., from near and far, numbers this year were significantly smaller, not reaching the end of the end Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. Spirits, however, were equally as high.
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2. Women’s March attendees blocking pro-life protester’s graphic signs.
Last year, pro-life groups were told they weren’t welcome at the Women’s March. This year, invited or not, they showed up—signs in hand. Some of the pro-life signs were graphic, showing aborted babies at 20 weeks. In response to the graphic signs, pro-choice Women’s March attendees attempted to block the pro-life signs from being seen.
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3. “Transphobic” hats.
Despite concerns about the pink cat hats being intolerant towards transgender women and women of color, they were on wide display again at this year’s march. Those concerns arose last year during a panel I attended at the Women’s Convention in Detroit, hosted by the Women’s March. That panel was titled, “Not All Pussies Are Pink and Not All Women Have Pussies.”
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The panel’s description read: “**** hats became the symbol of the Women’s March movement. But for many women, the **** hats represent an erasure of women of color and...
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