Alternatives to the pussy hat if you’re honestly too cool to wear one

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Authoritarianism and ethno-nationalism is on the rise in Washington, and Americans are fighting back the best way they know: by mass-producing pink knit cat-shaped pussy hats.

In the past few months, pink pussy hats have become the unofficial symbol of the resistance to Trump. Ride on a DC subway or head to your local town hall meeting and there’ll you find a coven of delightfully angry women in pink hats, ready to push a flyer into your hand, scream at some weak-kneed Congressman and knit as long as it takes until freedom rings.

It’s a gorgeous thing. It’s also not for everybody.

If you want to fight Trumpism but you just can’t bring yourself to wear a cat/metaphorical vagina on your head, we understand. We love ’em, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some personalized alternatives too:

1. The Beanie Sanders

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Who wants to relive the 2016 election? Jesus, apparently you do, and now you can with this Bernie Sanders inspired Beanie, featuring flyaway strands of yarn/hair.

2. The Maxine Waters crown

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A queen is not a queen without one thing: her crown. You can’t be Queen Rep. Maxine Waters, but you can have resting near your brain at all times.

3. The public transportation hat

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Our planet is burning to a crisp. We don’t need offensive trucker hats and early ’00s hipsters. We need public transportation. We need this illustration. We need this weird hat.

4. Bucket of liberal tears hat

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Collect your trauma and your anti-fascist rage in one hat. #ReclaimTheBucket

5. Anti-fascist five panel

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Anti-fascism for the Hyperbeasters of the world. It’s the five panel of your dreams/Instagram stories.

6. Pussy coin purse

You love the pussy hat movement, but you’re just not ready to wear a metaphorical vagina with cat ears on your head. Why not apply the same aesthetic to your most *critical* accessory, and put your politics where you put your pennies?

Everyone’s got their own personal pussy style. Everyone.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/03/01/pussy-hat-alternatives/