Meet the Powerful Hashtag Women Are Using to Fight Sexual Assault -- & Trump

Someone somewhere in the world has probably already forgotten Donald Trump's lewd comments about grabbing women by the pu**y (made in 2005 but leaked earlier in October), and somewhere else -- possibly where no one cares about women's safety? -- others just don't give a sh*t. But the women behind #PussyGrabsBack certainly haven't forgotten -- and neither have the women who've joined the movement in the days since it began. 


With over 2,100 mentions, the hashtag is catching people's attention, thanks to the masterminds behind it: author of Feminist Fight Club, Jessica Bennett; graphic designer Amanda Duarte; and the original image illustrator and founder of the Feminist Collective, Stella Marrs.

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Although the Feminist Collective uses this quote to describe the T-shirt they're selling (with proceeds being donated to RAINN), I think that it's the perfect summarization of what this movement is all about:

Here's to smashing patriarchy, respecting women's bodies, pussy power, and the end of the road for Donald Trump .... and the party he rode in on.

The group has inspired many women to take a stand against sexual assault -- whether it's by speaking out about their own accounts of sexual assault or simply by voting to keep Trump out of office.

These are everyday women (along with some public figures we admire, such as Lena Dunham, America Ferrera, and Amber Tamblyn) who have collectively decided to take a stand against Trump with #PussyGrabsBack after one too many of his antics. 

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And truly I can only encourage any other woman equally fed up to do the same -- take a stand. Vote! It's the greatest difference any of us can make right now. 


If you or someone you know has been the victim of a sexual assault, you can find help and support at, the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1 800 656 HOPE (4673), or Safe Horizon Crime Victims Hotline 1 866 689 HELP (4357).

Image via Jennifer Mitchell / Splash News

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