Why I Felt Excluded, Then Welcomed, At The Women’s March
Katelyn Burns
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Purple Pussy Hat, please!

Response to Katelyn Burns’ article “Why I Felt Excluded, then Welcomed, at the Women’s March

There is much talk about the pink pussy hats and the focus on cis-gendered women and vaginas during the Women’s March. Many transwomen voice their opinion and remind others that genitalia doesn’t define one’s gender. Women aren’t defined by their pussy (or therefore lack of).

It’s the same the other way around: what about the people who have vulvas and vaginas but aren’t women?

I’m non-binary, but I have a vulva. So technically pussy hats are for me, right?

I didn’t have the opportunity to take part in the Women’s March, however, seeing pink pussy hats on almost every picture taken during the protests, I asked myself: what about us? Those who are defined by the gender binary, by the “pink is for girls, blue is for boys”. What if I’m purple? What is another person is green?

I call out for a purple pussy hat, and the incorporation of other colors for those pussy-owners who are not women, but just as beautiful and wonderful and valid. Let’s be inclusive, and fight for our sisters (and siblings!), not just cis-ters.

-JuJu, #mindofjuju

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