Pop Goes the Reader even made a terrific wallpaper with the theme (and can I just say, her blog is so beautiful!!!)
If you didn’t hear the original story, here it is in a nutshell:
The phrase was first uttered by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, as he ordered Senator Elizabeth Warren to be removed from the House for reading out a 30-year-old letter by Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King Jr’s widow.
She was reading the letter to oppose the nomination of Jeff Sessions – a man who was once deemed ‘too racist’ to be a judge – for a federal judgeship.
As he ordered Senator Warren out of the House, McConnell said: ‘She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.’
Since then those three words have taken on a completely new meaning, becoming a rallying cry for women everywhere to share the hardships through which they had also ‘persisted’. (Source Metro)