The activist network behind our favorite Trump protest, @Dear_Ivanka, has decided to take on their former target’s dear old dad. Earlier this week, Halt Action Group tapped Marilyn Minter to make “Pussygate” posters that have been wheat-pasted across the East Village and Lower East Side.
“We felt that the viral presence of the poster—it was all over Twitter and Instagram, and used by well-respected writers and commentators in their posts on women’s issues yesterday—was a potent tool to refute the normalization of the Trump administration,” said HAG co-founder, Alison Gingeras, warning of the “the collective amnesia that can dangerously set in when it comes to Trump’s history of violence (verbal and sexual) towards women.”
If you see one post it! pic.twitter.com/1BwXWUnHn8
— Marilyn Minter (@MinterMarilyn) March 8, 2017
‘I have tremendous respect for women and the many roles they serve that are vital to the fabric of our society & our economy.’ Donald Trump pic.twitter.com/JveWBihQFg
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) March 8, 2017
— Marilyn Minter (@MinterMarilyn) March 4, 2017
As a statement, Minter and the Halt Action Group’s protest reads loud and clear. But as an actual East Village resident, I’m kind of bummed I now have to see Trump’s face even more often. I also feel like everybody in Downtown Manhattan already hates him. But apparently, the posters will be heading to Kentucky next.
“We’re planning on doing it in other cities,” said Minter. “We want to be the propaganda wing of the resistance—I want to reach the 90 million eligible voters who didn’t vote who are just waking up to how fragile our democracy is.”
As nice as it is to see people fighting the Trump Administration—do us all a favor, and leave that ugly orange mug out of your next protest.