Nationwide shortage of pink yarn handicaps Women’s March

The Women's march on Washington took place on January 21, the day after Donald Trump's inauguration.  A group of women invented the Pussy Hat, knitted from pink yarn.  They have ears like a cat but symbolize the more salacious meaning of the word.  They are intended to draw attention to President Trump's secretly recorded conversation about grabbing that part of the female anatomy.  According to one march participant, the yarn industry could not fill the sudden demand for pink yarn.  So only a fraction of the marchers had hats. All the "pussy" talk seemed to unleash a not very ladylike impulse among the women toward bad language and crude symbolism. The crowd was surprisingly large.  My careful crowd estimate was between 60,000 and 100,000.  The organizers claimed 500,000.  This is common behavior for demonstrations in Washington – multiply the crowd size by a factor of five or ten. Left-wing...(Read Full Post)