The colour of the “pussyhats” is pink. Pink symbolises femininity? Pink is pretty, kind and romantic? Pink is the colour of a pussy? With the symbol being the colour pink really sets the tone for exclusivity amongst women. As I have previously mentioned, not every women’s pussy is pink and not only that but not every woman has a pussy. This informs the implication that pink is considered the norm, like white is the norm, thus excluding all non-white people whose pussies aren’t pink. So, here I suggest some alternative colour suggestions for the new symbol. My first suggestion: purple. Although purple is initially connected to royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition it also more importantly represents creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, peace, and pride. Purple is a combination of the strong cool blue and the strong warm energy of red makes it an incredibly balanced colour perfect to represent unity. It is also a rare occurring colour in nature, thus making it a sacred colour and also highly spiritual.
Let’s break this female=pink, male=blue stereotype here and actually look at whether the colour blue would be a better colour symbolically to represent women. Blue is often associated with depth and stability as well as representing trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, and truth. Truth is a very important representation regarding womanhood as with times changing, and society evolving, truth amongst ourselves and others is vital especially given everything that’s going on right now politically speaking. The colour blue is considered to be beneficial to the mind and the body, producing a calming effect, thus representing peace and unity which is perfect for symbolising women. So many attributes connected to the colour blue is what we stand to represent as women, loyalty, trust, intelligence. Blue may represent masculinity but there is so much more to this colour that links to the empowerment of women.
To have the symbol be multi-coloured would obviously be the ultimate choice, however it is already popularly known to be the symbol of the LGBTQ community, but that could only further enforce the symbol in terms of representing strength and ultimate unity amongst women. The rainbow flag is widely known as the pride flag that projects peace, unity, diversity, and was popularised in 1978. The latest version of the rainbow flag was designed in response to Donald Trump becoming President of the United States of America. In this design, the orange stripe has been replaced with a black one. This was modified in order to oppose Trump’s stated values and policies; on social media, he is often associated with the colour orange due to the colour of his “cheeto” skin tone. This was also done to symbolically unify the activist agendas of LGBTQ community with Black Lives Matter as Trump has also made some disgusting racist remarks. Colour symbolism represented by the stripes promotes the statement for healing and for unity, that we must all come together to fight injustice and tyranny amongst us.