Women’s march is a proactive international movement, not a US election-specific protest per se, which has motivated people to fight for women’s rights and those of others in response to rising foothold of right-wing ideology around the world.
The march took place on January 21, 2017 in the wake of Donald Trump’s inauguration as President. Over 5 million people worldwide and over 1 million in Washington came forward to march, speak and make their voices heard.
Women of all ages were seen holding placards and wearing “Pussy hats”, which were meant to recall the infamous X rated reference Trump made about being able to grab women by their genitals, without their consent. There’s a whole list of complaints that the protesters hold against Trump who admitted sexual misconduct, many denied sexual assault allegations, threats to women’s health and reproductive rights, threats to defund the planned parenthood and appointment of conservative supreme court justices.
The Women’s March on Washington aims to send out a strong message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights, regardless of a woman’s race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, sexual identity, gender expression, economic status, age or disability.
The march may have ended but the movement hasn’t. The next phase of movement requires the supporters to get involved in their new campaign called “10 Actions, 100 Days”, where an issue is addressed every 10 days. People residing in US can write a post card to their Senators about what matters to them the most and how they’ll continue to fight for it in the days, weeks and months ahead.
Visit the website: https://www.womensmarch.com/