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Feminists ditch “pussy hats” because they’re offensive to trans people or something

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My headline is incomplete. They’ve also soured on the pussy hats because they’re pink, which is racist against women with dark-colored labia. I’m not kidding.

If you read only one story today about politics, fashion, and vaginas, let it be this one.

“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…

“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.”…

The color pink was chosen “because pink is associated with femininity,” the Pussyhat Project posted on its website. “We did not choose the color pink as a representation of some people’s anatomy. Anyone who supports women’s rights is welcome to wear a Pussyhat. It does not matter if you have a vulva or what color your vulva may be. If a participant wants to create a Pussyhat that reflects the color of her vulva, we support her choice.”

The Women’s March chapter in Pensacola wasn’t having any of that “your vulva, your choice” sweet talk. They know transphobia when they see it. They’ve lived too long under the tyranny of expectations that all vaginas are pink to let this slide:

“The Pink P*ssy Hat reinforces the notion that woman = vagina and vagina = woman, and both of these are incorrect. Additionally, the Pink P*ssy Hat is white-focused and Eurocentric in that it assumes that all vaginas are pink; this is also an incorrect assertion,” it posted to its Facebook page. The post has been shared more than 1,200 times.

Kat Timpf tries to gently remind them that the pussy hat was a reaction to a specific comment, Trump’s infamous “grab ’em by the pussy” remark on the “Access Hollywood” tape. It has nothing to do with transgenders or gender writ large; it’s a symbolic rebuke to the president’s boorish macho boasting. Now, thanks to its popularity at the Women’s March in January, it’s become an even more abstract symbol of feminist opposition to Trump. Scrutinizing it for “inclusiveness” is like criticizing the Rosie the Riveter poster for presenting an unrealistically muscular depiction of women. You’re missing the farking point. And what’s worse, you’re missing it by overinterpreting a dopey tongue-in-cheek symbol of feminist unity. Is there no target too small and innocuous for these “woke” imbeciles to deconstruct to prove how progressive they are?

You’ll be pleased to know that the stupidity of this has turned me into a Trump supporter. All I want to do now is MAGA and rip on sh*thole countries and be totally confused about my own policy program.

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