The Women’s March Wasn’t Just Historic, It Gave Us A Tremendous Gift

Millions took to the streets in cities across the US and the globe in the single largest protest action in American history. The Women’s March on DC and their sister marches are unprecedented for many, many reasons. There are estimates from three quarters of a million to over a million people marching shoulder to shoulder in DC alone. And they marched together in support of the most “unapologetically radical, progressive vision for justice in America“.

This is the closing paragraph to the March’s Mission Statement:
We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. 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.

This is how the first full day of Donald J. Trump’s administration began- with millions of people in protest in the streets. That act, that collective act of defiance and resistance and outright rejection of an entire societal system built on inequality marked the beginning of a new American presidency. A righteous and far overdue direct action is a god damn beautiful way to kick off this chapter in our grand experiment.

This is incredible, friends and neighbors. We’ve never had this happen before- this many people at once in the fucking streets to fight inequality. Do you have any idea what we can do with that kind of a voice? With a platform like this one as a starting point? Madonna was absolutely diplomatic when she looked into a camera on live tv and told detractors of the March “FUCK YOU!” We should all be yelling that at everyone who has a vested interest in maintaining this inequality.

Thank you to everyone who marched. Thank you to the organizers and the fearless individuals who wrote the platform. Thank you for the gift of this record breaking, historic, and necessary action. Fuck you to the people left that need have why equality is a necessary thing.

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