This past weekend a very inspirational movement took place all around the globe. I’m sure the “Women’s March on Washington” would have been more appropriately named the “International Women’s March” if the group would have known about the insane turn out of protestors beforehand. Women are huge role models in my life. I am the youngest and only boy who lived in a household with three older sisters and a mother who raised us all.
I worship women.
They are our teachers, our nurses, our mothers. Not to be completely stereotypical, but these are vital roles in all societies. Women mean so much to me and this movement meant even more. So what even is the Women’s March on Washington?
Who: You guessed it! Women! Well, women and the men who support them and their cause.
What: The #WomensMarch is a political march.
Where: Washington D.C. (Would actually become a world-wide effort)
When: Saturday, January 21, 2017. The rally began at 10:00am and ended at 1:15pm. The protestors began marching at 1:15pm.
Why: Taken straight from the Women’s March website, Womensmarch.com, is the following message regarding their mission: “We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.””This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.”
The publication “Vox” reports this was the largest demonstration in U.S history with over 3.3 million participants.
I was unforunately unable to attend this historical moment, but the work is far from finished. I encourage everyone reading to stand up for what you believe in even if you stand alone. I will see you at the next rally.