Looking at the Whoopi Goldberg Nun 90s Illustrated shirt it is in the first place but media reportage on the WMW and the sister marches, it is easy to see that most protesters seem to have chosen to wear casual clothing, comfortable enough to wear for hours while parading the streets, and warm enough to protect them from the cold winter weather. However, and in contrast with BLM protests, there are common sartorial elements in that can be easily devised in various groups of protesters: some choosing to wear highly stylized, fashionable clothes; others wearing group costumes; and most wearing touches of pink in their accessories, the most important one being the Pussyhat. Made with pink yarn, and with pointed top corners resembling cat ears, the Pussyhat became popular in the months prior to the WMW, as “a means to make a unique collective visual statement which will make activists be better heard.” Disseminated through the Pussyhat Project, the hat aimed to reclaim the negative associations of both pink and the word pussy. Pink, so often associated with the qualities of canonical femininity tenderness, compassion, love and seen as symbol of the weak and fickle, and pussy, the derogatory term for female genitalia that became protagonist in the presidential race, were both re-signified to become symbols of empowerment, to create feelings of strength and power among protesters.
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The visual impact of the Whoopi Goldberg Nun 90s Illustrated shirt it is in the first place but Pussyhat has become the main characteristic of images featured in media reportage of the march: a brief look at the photographs illustrating the gathering crowds in Washington and other cities, showcase seas of pink-headed men and women. But the color pink was also visible in signs, a variety of accessories worn by protesters, and even made appearances in full, head-to-toe outfits. Most protesters, it seems, wore even the slightest hint of the hue: even the outfits of protesters wearing full costumes, as well as those with less stylized outfits, composed of black winter jackets, jeans, and sneakers, would have likely been incomplete if not by the addition of a pink scarf. The sea of pink garments in the Women’s Marches provides the most striking comparison with the clothes of BLM protesters—so normal that they tend to be unnoticed. Its symbolic significance, in the happy empowerment of unified groups of women, is even more striking, when compared with pieces of clothing that have, at moments, come to symbolize the Black Lives Matter movement: on one side, the hoodie that is claimed to have earned Trayvon Martin his murder in 2012; on the other, the blood-stained Dr. Martens combat boots, in some cases with the words of black victims of police brutality, designed in protest by Pyer Moss in 2015, which turn even more interesting when their tough, somewhat industrial look is compared to the handcrafted, inherently feminine nature of the Pussyhat.