More Than a Women’s March

January 11, 2017

From civil and women’s rights to anti-war and anti-business, people gather to protest things that just don’t sit right with them. It’s like when you and your sibling(s) gather to protest another night of pizza. Ugh, right? (We’re kidding, of course.) But throughout history, people have gathered to protest as a way of sending a message to the government that a lot of people don’t agree with what’s happening. The Women’s March on Washington and the nearly 700 sister marches around the world were no different, except that analysts believe (they’re still counting!) that it was the largest protest in U.S. history.

It all started on November 8th after Donald Trump was declared the winner of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. Rebecca Shook of Hawaii was so sad and disappointed that she went onto her Facebook page and wondered if people could head to Washington, D.C. and protest his presidency on the day of his inauguration. But she wasn’t the only person with that idea. Oh, no …

On January 21st, the day after President Donald Trump was sworn into office as the 45th President of the United States, over three million women, men, and children took to the streets of cities around the world to protest his presidency. Called one of the largest protests in history with all seven continents participating (Yes, even Antarctica!), the Women’s March was a way for people around the world to express their disapproval of President Donald Trump. But perhaps more importantly, it was a way for people to show the President that women’s rights are human rights, hatred would not be tolerated, and that things like affordable health care, climate change, and many of the other things that he seems to disagree with, are important.

Did you attend the Women's March in your city?