"Nevertheless, she persisted" has become a rallying cry among liberals since Mitch McConnell used the words to silence Elizabeth Warren during Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing. And on Tuesday, more than 100 women, as well as a few men, packed a Minneapolis tattoo shop to get those words permanently inked on their bodies, the Star Tribune reports. Nora McInerny, a well-known blogger and social media presence, came up with the idea to get a tattoo for herself, and created a Facebook event to invite friends to join her and raise money for a charitable cause. She accidentally made the event public, though, and word quickly spread.
So many people showed up that some had to wait as long as six hours to take a turn in the chair. The tattoos cost $75 each, $55 of which is being donated to a local nonprofit that looks to get lawmakers who favor abortion rights elected. "Did I ever think I would get a Mitch McConnell quote tattooed on my body? No, I did not," McInerny says. "But those are three words that any woman would be able to see themselves in, regardless of politics."