A Woman's Place Is In the Resistance!
The March in Washington Attended by Thousands
- 250,000 in NYC
- 200,000 in Denver
- 40,000 in San Diego
- 100,000 in Portland, OR
- 175,000 in Boston
- 250,000 in Chicago
Today history was made in Washington, D.C. with the largest protest held on American soil ever. A half million people showed up to unify as one voice in support of women's rights, which are human rights. On Facebook many have asked the question, "What's the point?" The point is that women in this nation will not go back to the 1950s and be June Clever. We demonstrate to say that we embrace a message of compassion, equality and justice. We want the conservative older men in power to understand that we have come too far to ever go back.
We marched in sister marches today across the U.S. with husbands and children and boyfriends in cities around the world to affirm compassion for women, the disabled, the mentally ill, vulnerable children, people of all colors and religious backgrounds, immigrants and Americans who are ill. We marched to say to the Trump administration that we will not be silenced concerning reproductive rights or the rights of gay, lesbian and transgender citizens.
It is unfortunate that those of us who grew up in the 1960s find ourselves back in the same spot, talking about the right of women to choice over their own bodies. In an era when Viagra is the most popular drug in the world and is covered by medical insurance, women should not have to crawl and beg for easy access to birth control. Women fly jets in the Air Force and have been to outer space. We are teachers and auto mechanics, musicians, architects, lawyers, nurses, bus drivers and clerics. Women drive trucks, serve as CEOs and design clothes. We make babies in our bodies and raise them with our partners.
There are more women in the U.S. than men. When women are focused on a goal there can be a noise in this nation unlike anything ever heard before. There are mid-term elections coming up and we are watching. In the mean time...
- Be part of the resistance!
- Speak up and be loud!
- Do not go back!