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>> From coast to coast, women are crafting a movement. Knitting for what's being called the Pussyhat Project, something many protesters will be wearing when thousands come to this weekend's Women's March on Washington. The project referencing President-elect Donald Trump's controversial comments about grabbing women, heard in a 2005 video clip.
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But founders say they are grabbing the word back. We're using the charge in the word, to get people's attention and get people to pay attention to whether it's right. Those issues are shared on a note attached to each hat. Either given away, given to a yarn store to pass on, or mailed here.
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>> Good>> Kerry McKnight's Virginia home has turned into a collection center with more than 10,000 hats to be given away at the march. She says education, equal pay, reproductive rights, and sexual assaults are issues she's wants the Trump administration to recognize.>> I'm not looking for anyone to do anything But at least acknowledge them.
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And that's what the hats do. We all have fears and it's a way for it to be acknowledged.>> The ladies in this knitting group have their own stories to weave into the upcoming March.>> I'm a woman who myself has survived a rape, and it was by a person in power.
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I am happy to stitch a pink pussy hat if it will get women and men talking about sexual assault, violence by partners, violence by people in power and get the message out there that it's not okay.>> The common thread among them is women's rights and equality, and knitting hats is a way for those who can't physically get to DC to be represented.