Sounds and sights of the women’s march

Sounds and sights of the women’s march
Image: New York Post video screen grab

You gotta love NBC Washington‘s take on the spectacle that has descended on D.C. today and is currently clogging traffic there and in other cities around the country:

Hundreds of thousands of women, wearing pink, pointy-eared “pussyhats” to mock the new president, poured into the nation’s capital by bus, car and train Saturday for a march aimed at showing Donald Trump they won’t be silent over the next four years.

So these self-styled “victims” are wearing “pink, pointy-eared ‘pussyhats,'” and NBC believes they are mocking someone other than themselves?

If you want a glimpse of how snazzy the hats look, feast your eyes on this defender of women:

As for the message, I’ve checked out several dozen videos and still images featuring signs and still can’t figure out the marchers’ beef. The NBC article quotes someone named America Ferrera, whose “statement” is supposed to provide a raison d’être:

We march today for the moral core of this nation, against which our new president is waging a war. Our dignity, our character, our rights have all been under attack and a platform of hate and division assumed power yesterday. But the president is not America. … We are America and we are here to stay.

Does that clear it up for you? If it does, please clue me in because I still don’t get the point. As for a “platform of hate,” does it get any more intense than this idea put forth by an aging celebrity?

A couple more noteworthy images and tweets:


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Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.


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