“Nevertheless, she persisted.” – Sen. McConnell
“Can I get the McConnell special, please?”
Almost exactly a month ago, Sen. Elizabeth Warren violated Senate floor rules when she attempted to read a letter from the late Coretta Scott King that would’ve impugned then Sen. Jeff Sessions.
Warren refused to stop reading and eventually read the letter in full outside of the chamber. Describing the event, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, “nevertheless, she persisted.”
Now, women everywhere are flocking to have this pithy little McConnell quote inked on their bodies for all eternity.
Tattoo parlors across the country are capitalizing on this now en vogue neo-feminist mantra and are holding special events for women seeking a “nevertheless, she persisted” tat of their own. See here, here, and here.
And the idea is only picking up steam:
I want to tattoo the quote "Nevertheless, she persisted"
— dead last (@_NOLONGERASLAVE) March 8, 2017
When your friend gets a "Nevertheless, she persisted" tattoo on #InternationalWomensDay ????
— Scott B. Crowe (@awsomescott11) March 8, 2017
— IWPC (@indianawpc) March 8, 2017
I'm over the bloody moon that 'Nevertheless She Persisted' has become a trend in tattoo parlours. A Women's Day Joy.
— Wendy Richardson (@Fattyowl) March 8, 2017
Carolyn said she's experienced sexism her whole life. Yesterday she got a tattoo that reads "nevertheless, she persisted" pic.twitter.com/8IWhX36j26
— Mary Georgantopoulos (@marygeorgant) March 8, 2017
@HillaryClinton Would u write "nevertheless, she persisted" & send a pic? My sister & I want to tattoo it as a reminder there is always hope
— Kim Thomas (@PPCkimpossible) March 8, 2017
Though I doubt many if any have any clue who said this.
Her tattoo artist warned her this was a terrible idea. Nevertheless, she persisted. https://t.co/JdUR79eodt
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) March 6, 2017
Meanwhile, I’m all:
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