Pussyhat Project Co-Founder Explains Movement’s Provocative Name (Video)

“This was a way to reclaim the word ‘pussy’ … as something that was feminine but very strong,” Jayna Zweiman tells TheWrap

Last Updated: January 25, 2018 @ 5:33 PM

Pussyhat Project co-founder Jayna Zweiman and COO Paula Zagrecki sat down with TheWrap to talk about what’s next for the movement, including scholarships and policy summits that focus on women’s issues.

“We were really inspired by this idea of people who support women’s rights to come together, discuss issues and connect with each other,” Zweiman said. “This was a way to reclaim the word ‘pussy’ … as something that was feminine but very strong.”

Founded by Zweiman and screenwriter Krista Suh ahead of the 2017 Women’s March, the Pussyhat Project calls on supporters of women to knit pink hats as a way to “be present when you actually can’t be present.”

The 2018 Women’s March is scheduled to take place this weekend in cities across the country, and the movement plans to provide marchers with the hats as “a symbol of solidarity and support for women’s rights and political resistance.”

Check out the video above for the details.