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Fri Feb 24, 2017, 08:02 PM

Explaining the pink hats to my Republican friend.

I have one Republican friend. For many reasons, and lots of good shared history, I love her so much it hurts, but honest to God any kind of talk about politics is an exercise in frustration with a low information, deep in the heart of Virginia raised woman who is no longer young.

We went to the movies this afternoon, and I have this sign in my yard.

She read it and said: Did you make it? I said yes, I had 50 of them made for the women’s march in Washington and they sold out in no time.

Quiet.

“What are those pink hats called?”
"They are called PUSSY HATS.”
“Oh yes, I heard that. Why are they called that?”
“Well, we have a President now who bragged about being able to just grab a woman’s pussy because he can get away with it. Being famous and all.”
"But what is it about the weird points on the left and right?”
“Oh, that’s to indicate the labia, the shape of the pussy.”

Quiet.

At our good byes I said: “See if you can straighten out Trump” and her answer was: “So much good could be happening, but first he has to stop lying.”

To me - that is progress.

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Reply Explaining the pink hats to my Republican friend. (Original post)
Mira Feb 2017 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2017 #1
Pachamama Feb 2017 #7
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 2017 #16
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2017 #17
demmiblue Feb 2017 #19
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2017 #2
Mira Feb 2017 #4
Doreen Feb 2017 #3
demmiblue Feb 2017 #5
Mira Feb 2017 #6
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2017 #8
bunnies Feb 2017 #10
demmiblue Feb 2017 #12
milestogo Feb 2017 #15
crazycatlady Feb 2017 #25
bunnies Feb 2017 #9
crazycatlady Feb 2017 #11
milestogo Feb 2017 #13
irisblue Feb 2017 #21
Hekate Feb 2017 #23
a kennedy Feb 2017 #14
gratuitous Feb 2017 #18
Solly Mack Feb 2017 #20
Hekate Feb 2017 #22
aikoaiko Feb 2017 #24
Kath2 Feb 2017 #26
Kath2 Feb 2017 #27
Luciferous Feb 2017 #28
malaise Feb 2017 #29
riversedge Feb 2017 #30

Response to Mira (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 08:09 PM

1. The points on the left and right of the hat are cat ears.

But I really like the explanation you gave her.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 08:23 PM

7. Me too! I think both explanations are great!

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 09:39 PM

16. That's my understanding

Has her friend ever looked down there? I'm a straight guy and I know a vagina doesn't look like that.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #16)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 09:41 PM

17. I have cats

and that other thing. They're cat ears. Trust me.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #16)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 11:34 PM

19. I'm pretty sure you don't know what a vagina looks like, either...

unless you used some sort of scope.

Vulva, people. Vulva.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 08:09 PM

2. I wish you all sorts of luck with your friend, my dear Mira...

What she said IS progress. Perhaps you can build on it.

I hope I'm wrong, but I think that it's a very long shot to get her to change her mind on Trump.

As I said, though, I hope I'm wrong.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 08:15 PM

4. I don't hold out too much hope.


There is no sense in giving up or giving in. We can only model behavior and state our truths. Drip. Drip. Drip.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 08:13 PM

3. For some of them there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 08:17 PM

5. Everything except the labia remark.

Never heard anyone make that connotation before!

Cool sign.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 08:19 PM

6. I had fun with that.

And honestly, that IS what I thought it meant. Makes sense to me

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Response to Mira (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 08:43 PM

8. Nope. Just cat ears.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 08:57 PM

10. I've seen Repubs call them vagina hats.

 

I'll keep my typical response to myself.

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Response to bunnies (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 09:30 PM

12. Damn you...



I am now running several scenarios through my head...

don't know which one I like the best!

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Response to bunnies (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 09:34 PM

15. They probably view them as a form of contraception.

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Response to bunnies (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 09:51 AM

25. I guess they don't get any 'pussy' to know the difference between a vagina and feline

It is well known that the term pussy has another meaning-- cat. We're taught that as children as evidenced by fairy tale characters such as Puss in Boots. There's a plant called pussywillows that was named because of the buds soft cat fur like texture. My late grandmother didn't know the term pussy to mean anything other than cat.

Interesting that in history the cat is considered weak. I would disagree as many housecats that I know (or have known) have been little serial killers.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 08:55 PM

9. I have never seen a vagina that looked like a cats head.

 

Scary shit, that.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 08:58 PM

11. I make pussyhats

And have a few GOP friends (who I don't talk politics with for sanity's sake). I gave one (a black one) to a (male) friend for his birthday and she thought they were just cat ears. I left it there.

(I wore cat ears before it was associated with the Resistance. See my screen name).

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 09:32 PM

13. OK, I just got my pussyhat this week and now I am afraid to go out

to a rally wearing a vagina on my head.

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Response to milestogo (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 12:22 AM

21. I've been wearing mine everywhere, bank,store,library,post office.#Resist

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Response to milestogo (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 01:07 AM

23. Those are kitty-cat ears. I just talked to a woman at Costco wearing one. She said she'd ...

...started knitting again to do these, and had knitted two on the bus to the Los Angeles March.

Go for it!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 09:33 PM

14. You are the best Mira......

and that is why I love you.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 09:46 PM

18. It's the only way your friend is going to learn

She won't hear it from her conservative friends or the media outlets I presume she favors. It's lonely, often discouraging work, but if some of our fellow citizens are ever going to be won over to the side of the angels, it's up to us.

For Mira:

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 11:40 PM

20. K&R

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 01:04 AM

22. You're a good friend, Mira. She's come pretty far if she acknowledges he lies all the time...

Hey -- those are kitty-cat ears and you know it! It's a visual pun!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 01:08 AM

24. Of all the labias I've seen, they don't have points like that.



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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 09:57 AM

26. She's starting to get it.

Well done.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 09:58 AM

27. You're sign is beautiful!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 10:06 AM

28. I love your sign!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 10:09 AM

29. Major progress

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 11:06 AM

30. Obviously Trump fans can say he LIES but will they still vote for him (yes they did).

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