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Women in knit pink "pussy" hats during a Women's March event in January 2018 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Sam Morris/Getty Images)

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Popular knitting site bans support for Trump, saying it constitutes ‘white supremacy’

By WITW Staff on June 24, 2019

One of the biggest knitting websites in the world will ban users from expressing support for President Trump, saying that to do so constitutes “white supremacy,” The Guardian reports.

Ravelry, a site for fans of knitting and crocheting that claims to have more than 8 million members, said that any expression of support for President Trump and his administration in forum posts or on personal profile pages would be forbidden.

“We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy. Support of the Trump administration is undeniably support for white supremacy,” administrators said in an announcement on the site.

Ravelry said the new policy does not ban participation of people who support Trump. “We are not endorsing the Democrats nor banning Republicans,” the site said. “We are definitely not banning conservative politics. Hate groups and intolerance are different from other types of political positions.”

The knitting and crocheting community has played a prominent role in the anti-Trump movement, The Guardian reports, with women famously wearing knit pink “pussy” hats to protests of his election.

Read the full story at The Guardian.

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