These #ShePersisted Social Media Tributes Will Hit You Right in the Heart
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.
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Yesterday, #ElizabethWarren's effort to denounce attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions included reciting a scathing takedown of his policies written by Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King Jr.’s widow, in 1986. She was blocked from reading of the letter because, in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s words “she was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.” But as the saying goes, well-behaved women seldom make history. It’s those who challenge, refuse to be silent, and speak loudly to their beliefs that change the world. Today, we’re joining the call to celebrate the women who have broken boundaries against all odds—like women’s rights activist #Malala Yousafzai, above. We’re hoping you join, too, using the hashtag #ShePersisted. If we all speak as one, we can never be silenced.
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Teen Vogue, keeping things woke as per usual.
"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
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards sums things up nicely.
Artist Courtney Privett’s illustration has been shared widely across social media since yesterday.
"She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted."
So must we all.https://t.co/JXROGHPNkH
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 8, 2017
Just a little shout out from Hillary Clinton, NBD.
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This one goes out to @elizabethwarrenma 🖤 • • • #shepersisted #elizabethwarren #smashthepatriarchy #thefutureisfemale #nastywomen #handlettering #handlettered #leftyletterer #leftylettering #tombowfudenosuke #practicelettering #letteringchallenge #beginnercalligraphy #moderncalligraphy #goodtype
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I mean, has there ever been a motivational phrase so fit for a little hand lettering?
"She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted" sounds like a great new rallying cry for the feminist movement.
— Nisha Chittal (@NishaChittal) February 8, 2017
We’ll take this in a print, please and thank you.
"She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless she persisted." pic.twitter.com/w7bHTUKgst
— Nate DiMeo (@thememorypalace) February 8, 2017
Harriet Tubman, a great example of a woman who encompasses this new mantra.
She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, #ShePersisted
(My late mother, 1963, and my aunt, 1961, arrested in FL.) pic.twitter.com/YtOgDLvGoA
— This Is Happening (@TananariveDue) February 8, 2017
All the feels for these two powerful photos shared by Hollywood screenwriter Tananarive Due.
Please know that my entire goal in life is for old dudes to say "Nevertheless, she persisted" about me.
— Holly (@hollye83) February 8, 2017
And lastly, here’s a little something from yours truly.
What’s your favorite #ShePersisted quote? Share with us on Twitter @BritandCo.