"Pussyhat", Worn During the Women's March in Washington, D.C., January 2017

Summary

In January 2017, millions of women--some donning pink knitted hats--gathered across America in a show of solidarity for women's rights and to protest the demeaning rhetoric made during the 2016 Presidential elections. (This hat's name refers to a derogatory comment made by Donald Trump in 2005.) This call to action brought a greater awareness of women's issues and an increased participation in electoral decision making in the following years.

In January 2017, millions of women--some donning pink knitted hats--gathered across America in a show of solidarity for women's rights and to protest the demeaning rhetoric made during the 2016 Presidential elections. (This hat's name refers to a derogatory comment made by Donald Trump in 2005.) This call to action brought a greater awareness of women's issues and an increased participation in electoral decision making in the following years.

Artifact

Hat

Date Made

January 2017

Subject Date

21 January 2017

Creators

Baker, Ruth 

Place of Creation

United States, West Virginia 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2017.79.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Anne Doyle.

Material

Wool (Textile)

Color

Pink (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 8.75 in

Width: 10 in

Length: .75 in

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