The pussyhat projecttm: Its form and meaning in defining women’s resistance

Kristy Janigo, Theresa Lastovich, Marilyn Delong, Caren S. Oberg

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An item of headwear, the pussy hat, made news in 2017 when women gathered through social media and local events to create the iconic hat. The hat became a part of the Women’s March that took place in January in Washington DC as well as in cities such as St. Paul, Minnesota. This research involves participant observation of the hat-making process and the hat wearing during marches in Washington DC and Minnesota. Findings revealed the effectiveness of the pussy hat in calling attention to the events that took place prior to and during the marches in January 2017. However, examination of the pussy hat included many variations in form, i.e. colour, texture and shape and the meaning represented some but not all voices of the march.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)455-474
Number of pages20
JournalFashion, Style and Popular Culture
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2021

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© 2021 Intellect Ltd Article. English language.


  • Dress as symbol
  • Motivation
  • Protest culture
  • Pussy hat
  • Resistance
  • Women


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