‘Nevertheless She Persisted’ Merchandise, Tattoos, and More Blow Up Online in Support of Warren
Yesterday, Hillary Clinton tweeted Mitch McConnell‘s words, which might seem weird to you. Now, a bunch of ostensibly progressive, feminist Etsy shops are selling mugs and shirts bearing his words and people are getting them tattooed on their bodies. Has the world gone mad?
Well, sort of, but no one is using McConnell’s words to praise him. See, when he prevented Elizabeth Warren from reading a letter from Coretta Scott King to oppose the nomination of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General on the Senate floor, he explained his decision by saying, “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”
Those words caught on.
“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, #ShePersisted.” The history of progress for women, summed up in 11 words.
— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) February 8, 2017
Clinton tweeted the quote as did thousands of other people, some hashtagging #NeverthelessShePersisted while others simply went with #ShePersisted.
Thank you, @SenateMajLdr, for perfectly encapsulating the power of women in three words. #NeverthelessShePersisted pic.twitter.com/TYqMRhzOh8
— Rep. Diana DeGette (@RepDianaDeGette) February 8, 2017
Just a reminder: We will not go back. We will not be punished. We most definitely will not be silenced. #FightBackTX #ShePersisted pic.twitter.com/19KFTjOj7o
— Whole Woman’s Health (@WholeWomans) February 9, 2017
#ShePersisted because #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/VhomWXb5XM
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) February 8, 2017
Some have already put their money where their Twitter fingers are.
#ShePersisted @SenWarren #resist done by Mike Stobbe at Avalon @Avalontattoo2 never give up, never surrender…. #takeourcountryback pic.twitter.com/x2cA9fhCXG
— Avalon Tattoo II (@Avalontattoo2) February 9, 2017
“Nevertheless, she persisted.” #letlizspeak #resist #resistance #shepersisted #tattoo @SenWarren pic.twitter.com/9WItceBjzO
— Elizah Kirt (@nerdgasming) February 8, 2017
.@SenWarren thank your boy for my new tattoo #Neverthelessshepersisted pic.twitter.com/xstQZh2x3I
— Paige Wolf (@paigewolf) February 8, 2017
The movement spawned merchandise.
There is perfume being sold as a fundraiser for Emily’s List, an organization that works to get pro-choice women elected in local and national races.
Our newest scent, NEVERTHELESS, SHE PERSISTED, benefits @emilyslist: https://t.co/zjQZ1Nzbcc#Neverthelessshepersisted #nevertheless pic.twitter.com/9mpFqDXFLD
— Black Phoenix (@bpal) February 9, 2017
NARAL Pro-Choice America is giving away free stickers.
.@NARAL made #ShePersisted stickers! Get yours for FREE! —> https://t.co/kMXyQxuGtG pic.twitter.com/SkGrXhxOv9
— Renee Bracey Sherman (@RBraceySherman) February 9, 2017
There are lots of shirts available, too. Here’s one that benefits the ACLU.
I made a #tshirt. All profits donated to the @ACLU. #NeverthelessShePersisted Shirt: https://t.co/EvAwxVwwvy #ShePersisted #LetLizSpeak pic.twitter.com/Qi9sYxhGqF
— Sunny Megatron (@SunnyMegatron) February 9, 2017
This one benefits the ACLU and Planned Parenthood.
✊? Nevertheless, #ShePersisted shirts & stuff: https://t.co/rPM6QbOLya
✊? 15% off now + 25% to ACLU & PP
✊? #LetLizSpeak #LetCorettaBeHeard pic.twitter.com/80XPrDg7eR
— Anna Dorfman (@doorsixteen) February 8, 2017
NBC News 4 Washington is reporting that Etsy, the craft-based e-marketplace, is “awash” with shirts bearing the slogan.
If your Nasty Woman shirt is looking a little threadbare, now could be a good time to upgrade.
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