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Teen wears ‘grab my p***y’ shirt to Trump rally, becomes feminist hero

'The fact that I'm a woman doesn't mean that I'm easily influenced or controllable.'


Jessica Machado


Posted on Oct 11, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 7:57 pm CDT

After hearing Donald Trump‘s “grab them by the pussy” comments on Friday, three teenagers in Pennsylvania decided to buy tickets to his upcoming rally. The trio wanted to show the presidential candidate and his supporters that they wouldn’t stand for his horrific treatment of women, with one even creating a shirt to get her point across. It read: “Grab my pussy, I dare you.” 

Anna Lehane, 18, told Elle, “I felt disillusioned then with the opinions of [Trump] and any woman who supports him. You can’t control how I vote by grabbing my whatever. The fact that I’m a woman doesn’t mean that I’m easily influenced or controllable or someone who shouldn’t be taken seriously.”

Her friends, Noah Frace and Erin May, wore similar homemade Black Lives Matter shirts to the rally on Monday, which Frace said on Twitter they were escorted out over. 

However, this guy in a “She’s a cunt, vote for Trump” tee supposedly got to stay. 

Lehane told Elle that even though she wasn’t physically harmed at the rally, “there were a lot of weird comments by creepy old men. One man, he looked to be my grandfather[‘s age], honestly, he said, ‘I always like a good dare.'”

Lehane isn’t the only one to turn the Trump’s vile words into a feminist motto. Author Jessica Bennett created the meme “Pussy grabs back,” which went viral this weekend with over 5,600 shares. 

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Feel free to create your clever feminist tees, or you can buy Bennett’s “Pussy grabs back” shirts here. 

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*First Published: Oct 11, 2016, 3:43 pm CDT