Women’s March

On January 23, 2017, millions of women, men and children from all around the world joined together for the Women’s March.  These marchers stood for women’s rights and gender equality and took to the streets with signs and chants not only in the United States but in other countries as well including Great Britain, France, Australia  and Canada.  The organization’s plan is to have 10 actions for the first 100 days, so every 10 days, there will be an action that is taken on an issue that matters to constituency.  The group’s next action is to have the marchers and others that stand for the Women’s March cause to write a letter to the senators expressing each individual concern that people have and trying to bring the issues to attention.  

There were many different responses to the march including a response from the new President saying, “Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election! Why didn’t these people vote? Celebs hurt cause badly”, referring to the large number of public figures that participated in the march including Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Ashley Judd, Madonna and many more.  Also stating “why didn’t these people vote” when they did and it could quite possibly be the reason why Trump lost the popular vote.  Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, tweeted saying that she “didn’t see the point” in the march.  Many other Trump supporters also claimed that they didn’t see the point in the march and saw it as a direct protest against the new President; that was not what the purpose of the march was.  It was called the Women’s March to stand up for women’s rights and what could possibly be taken away with the new cabinet and the people running D.C.  Although everyone reacted to the march differently, we will all see what effect it had in the next four years to come.