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Pussy Hats in Portholland

By Deborah Rowland

I never thought I would hear the word, “pussy”, in church. But I did, last Sunday, as I joined the small, yet fervent congregation in my local Portloe Church in Cornwall.

The prior weekend, on January 21st, it is estimated that up to 4.8 million women around the world united in a protest march against the Donald Trump presidency. Inspired by the Washington DC women’s protest march, which alone attracted 500,000 people, women in 673 locations, across 82 countries, on all seven continents, were simultaneously connected - a spontaneous, self-organised, grassroots movement sending a bold political message . . .

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