PussyHats galore at the marches this weekend! …
Cynthia is reading the LA Times while Marcy and Penelope Kitten are sunspotting.
Cynthia: Oh look at this! Two women from Los Angeles, Krista Suh and Jayna Zweiman, started a knitting project to protest the Trump inauguration and it’s gone viral.
Marcy: Hope they get some meds for that.
Cynthia: It’s called the PussyHat Project.
Cynthia: Women from all over the world are knitting pink hats with cat ears to send to the women marching at the inauguration this weekend as a kind of visual protest against Trump.
Marcy: At least they’ll be warm.
Cynthia: Yes, that is one of the reasons Krista started the project – to stay warm.
Cynthia: Ahhh… What a fun and cheeky idea. To add a smidge of fun to an otherwise very serious issue.
penelope kitten: i don’t get it.
Cynthia: What don’t you get, P?
penelope kitten (squeaking): why a hat with pink cat ears?
Cynthia (hesitating): Well … ah … you know …
penelope kitten: gasp! the new prez hates pussies?
Cynthia: Ummm … nooo … it’s actually the opposite.
penelope kitten: he likes pussies?
Cynthia starts stammering and blushing.
Cynthia (embarrassed): … it’s that he … hmmm … how do I say this without sounding … vulgar and …
Marcy: I’ll explain.
Marcy whispers into Penelope Kitten’s ear.
penelope kitten (horrified and racing off to another room): no way.
Cynthia (suddenly very angry): And that’s a problem! Our new president is so gross and so crass I can’t even repeat what he says out loud to my cats. Oh dear … I hope Penelope wasn’t too traumatized.
Sigh. Thanks, Marcy.
Marcy: You’re welcome.
Just then Penelope Kitten returns with a sheaf of papers, a computer, some phones, and a renewed purpose.
She immediately starts making phone calls.
Cynthia: What are you doing, P?
penelope kitten: reassembling the staff.
no time for sunspotting.
gotta call the lawmakers and maybe even the muckrakers.
fight fire with fire.
Cynthia: Right on! Let’s do it!
Cynthia starts calling senators and members of congress.
Marcy picks up the phone.
Cynthia: Who are you calling, Marcy?
*For more info on Krista and Jayna’s cause, head on over to their website PussyHat Project. Hundreds of PussyHats are making their way to Washington D.C. right now.
And while we know women knitting hats isn’t going to change the world in and of itself, I think their pluck and enthusiasm and humor and intelligence is a great example of how women ARE going to eventually change the world. I’ll take knitting needles over guns any day.
Marcy: So are you going to wear a pink pussyhat?
Cynthia (disappointed): Nah, I don’t have one and I don’t know how to knit.
Marcy: Why don’t you wear one of our pink cat bracelets? I just sent some off to the women at The Little Knittery to say thank you for their efforts.
Cynthia: Excellent idea, Marcy! In solidarity!