- A ‘Black Mirror’ spinoff mini-series is coming to YouTube via Netflix Latin America Today 5:56 PM
- Kanye West appears on David Letterman’s Netflix show to talk Trump, TMZ, and Drake Today 3:27 PM
- QAnon believers link small-town arrest to deep state conspiracy without evidence Today 1:58 PM
- Instagram photos showing prison conditions spark massive protest Today 1:33 PM
- ‘Gay rat wedding’ headline sparks amazing new meme Today 1:03 PM
- ‘I read a gossip piece’ meme mocks Moby’s Instagram post Today 12:39 PM
- Rotten Tomatoes wants to see your ticket stub to leave a verified review Today 11:46 AM
- ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ movie delayed to 2020 to fix his look Today 11:39 AM
- ‘Swamp Thing’ gets off to a promising start, but can it tell a convincing love story? Today 11:34 AM
- ‘Falling on deaf ears’: ‘Queer Eye’ star sparks conversation about ableist idioms Today 11:15 AM
- Parents are spending thousands on YouTube camps that teach kids how to be famous Today 10:43 AM
- In season 2 of ‘She’s Gotta Have It,’ Spike Lee remains unapologetically himself Today 10:36 AM
- Trump selling Pride shirts is a grotesque insult to the LGBTQ community Today 10:27 AM
- Logan Paul is being mocked for pulling out of slapping competition Today 9:57 AM
- 47 House Democrats sign criticized net neutrality working group letter Today 9:17 AM
A high school club in New York has been asked to stop selling pink pussyhats, the type of which were worn by thousands during the Women’s Marches last month.
When a Sag Harbor parent found out that the newly formed student club focusing on women’s issues was selling the knit hats—their ears a reference to and repurposing of President Trump‘s “grab them by the pussy” comments—during lunch, she complained to school officials.
“The hats represent a political notion, and it shouldn’t be brought into school,” Janice D’Angelo told NBC4. “During lunchtime, I don’t want my daughter subjected to a political issue at school.”
An official for the school originally said the club was asked to stop selling the hats, but it was the club that decided to cease sales on its own. “It’s not disappointing because we’re fighting for what we believe in, and we won’t be stopped,” member Sarah Mac told News4.
Though the hats don’t represent a political party or particular advocacy group, they have become the pro-women, pro-equality answer to the red “Make America Great Again” caps worn by Trump supporters.
“We have to put a spotlight back on women’s issues,” said Sag Harbor resident Kathleen Mulcahy told NBC4, “and this is one way to do it, in a nice, pretty pink way that keeps our heads warm.”
H/T the Cut
Jessica Machado is the IRL editor of the Daily Dot. Previously, she was an associate editor at Rolling Stone. Her work has been published in the Washington Post, Elle, Vice, Salon, BuzzFeed, Guernica, Bitch, Bust, the Cut, the Awl, the Toast, among others.