In just a little over 24 hours, the hashtag #ShePersisted has become the new feminist call to action. First, Trump helped coin the now empowered phrase “nasty woman” when he used the term to describe Hillary Clinton in a debate. Now, Majority Leader, Senator Mitch McConnell just sparked a new feminist phrase that’s bound to stick after silencing fellow Senator Elizabeth Warren when she was trying to read a letter by Coretta Scott King about newly confirmed US Attorney General Jeff Sessions. McConnell told the Senate, “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.” And just like that, the memes and social media tributes began rolling in. Here are a few of our faves.
All day yesterday, California Senator Kamala Harris shared McConnell’s words layered over influential women like Ibtihaj Muhammad (pictured above), who was the first US Olympic athlete to compete while wearing a hijab.
Teen Vogue, keeping things woke as per usual.
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards sums things up nicely.
Artist Courtney Privett’s illustration has been shared widely across social media since yesterday.
Just a little shout out from Hillary Clinton, NBD.
I mean, has there ever been a motivational phrase so fit for a little hand lettering?
We’ll take this in a print, please and thank you.
Harriet Tubman, a great example of a woman who encompasses this new mantra.
All the feels for these two powerful photos shared by Hollywood screenwriter Tananarive Due.
And lastly, here’s a little something from yours truly.
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