Both men and women alike rise each day with a cause. Many will march for equality, they will chant for freedom, and they will fight to have their voices heard.
On January 21, many set out to stand with women. Participants joined in the Women’s Marches for many reasons. Some were asking for more women in Congress, others were protesting the discrimination in all of its form, some are just angry with Trump in general.
“When those in powerful positions make derogatory, and offensive remarks against certain groups of people – women, refugees, migrants, LGBTI, people with disabilities for example – the message it sends is that discrimination is acceptable. It is not, never has been and never will be,” says Kate Allen, director of Amnesty International UK.
Over a million people marched throughout the country on Trump’s first full day in office. In fact, it has been speculated there were more participants in these demonstrations than at Trump’s inauguration.
Trump has responded as many imagined– with ridicule and hate. He has insulted average civilians, as well as celebrities like Demi Lovato and Whoopi Goldberg, who spoke out at these ceremonies.
Trump’s supporters say this march was a waste of energy. But Madonna, who also delivered a speech at one of these ceremonies said, “[To] the detractors that insist that this march will never add up to anything… It is the beginning of much-needed change. Change that will require sacrifice, people… But this is the hallmark of revolution.”