Raise Awareness For Women’s Rights and Donate To The Army Of Good with a Handmade PussyHat

I wanted to write today about the PussyHats Barbara made so I was surprised when I opened the mail and there was card from Janet of  Edouard Manet’s The Luncheon on the Grass and all the people in it were wearing PussyHats.

The painting was controversial when it was first seen  because it had a nude woman in it with two men in clothes and they were just ordinary people. In 1863 when Manet painted it, it was only okay to have nudes in a painting if they were mythical figures.

The PussyHat Project was started by Krista Suh and Jayna Zweiman.  It began with the Women’s March on Washington as a way for people to show support for women’s rights whether they were in a woman’s march or not.  They write that …”The pussyhat is a symbol of support and solidarity for women’s rights and political resistance.”

And it continues to be just that.

Barbara ,who is in her 80’s and reads both Jon’s and my blog, sent me a hat and offered to make some for the Open House.  I couldn’t resist.  I love the idea of spreading the word for women’s rights.

A few days ago I got a box in the mail from Barbara with 18 PussyHats.  She made them in all different colors and there are even baby hats.

I’ll be selling them in my School House Studio for $10 each.  Barbara is donating 50% of the money made from the hats to The Army Of Good.  It will go to helping the Residents at The Mansion, the assisted living facility where Jon and Red do they’re good work and to the refugee children at RISSE.

So by buying and wearing one of Barbara’s PussyHats, you’ll be raising awareness about women’s rights and supporting a good cause.

If anyone would like a PussyHat, but isn’t coming to the Open House, I’ll donate the shipping and will be happy to send you one.   You can email me about it here at [email protected].  I take checks and paypal.

 

All of Barbara’s PussyHats

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