Image courtesy of the Chicago Tribune.
It's been a good weekend for sisterhood, for exercising one's right to free speech, and for seeing democracy in action. Unless you've been living under a rock, there's no way you missed all the coverage of the women's marches being held in the United States and around the world this weekend. Over three million women marched to show Donald Trump and his supporters they are resisting his agenda and the potential erosion of women's rights.
Some seriously famous names lent their support and participated, including Madonna, Cher, Scarlet Johansson, Ashley Judd, and America Ferrera along with activists Gloria Steinem, Michael Moore, and Cecile Richards. And of course, a number of elected officials showed up to march and address their constituents in their home states or in Washington, D.C.
In The Spirit of Intersectional Sisterhood
Of course, the marches were clearly politically motivated, but the amazing sisterhood and spirit of empowerment extended far beyond that even though there were some incredibly important issues being championed or protested.
What's more, women of all ages, races, orientations, and creeds showed up to march for what they believed in - and perhaps more importantly, to show their strong opposition to the 45th president of the United States.
A Peaceful Protest
The marches had an overarching purpose of supporting women's rights and served as a protest against Trump, Pence, and their ideologies and potential future policies, so there was definitely some healthy angry and righteous feminist rage. That said, there was also an undeniably positive vibe surrounding the marches. It was an atmosphere of teamwork, solidarity and the sisterhood working together for a common and worthy cause.
We tip our (hot pink) hats to the women who organized, led, and participated in the marches.
It's A Global Issue
The Women' Forum team attended marches around the country - from D.C. to Chicago to Denver to L.A., we stood up and marched for women's rights, for the sisterhood, and for positive progress and a better future. In addition, there were marches around the world in places as far flung as New Zealand and Sweden. There was even a small march on a ship in Antartica!
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