Why feeling excluded from the March for Impeachment could be a sign your career is vulnerable to har

Tomorrow, January 20, 2018, there is a march to ask for the impeachment of a president who admitted to sexually harassing and assaulting women. I think, your voice, your presence, in this issue is valuable, and I also think making sure your voice is heard is important to making sure your career is safe from harassment.

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There have been many posts about inclusion related to the Women’s March in 2017 and tomorrow’s march. I knitted many pussy hats last year and passed them out to anyone who wanted one, and it was so empowering to take a traditionally feminine hobby and view it as an act of resistance. I loved it!

But, there is a genuine question about whether the pink pussy hat represents only unity among white, privileged, cis-gendered women. Does it exclude women of color? Does it exclude women who don’t have vulvas? Does it represent that somehow pink vaginas are the only ones welcome at the march?