On January 21st, the Women’s March on Washington was held and it was the biggest inauguration-related/president protest in history. What was even more significant hours before it started in Washington, D.C. it was starting all around the world. The farthest reaching was probably Sydney, Australia. All around the world, in countries everywhere, women were marching to have their voices heard, all because the United States elected a man who is seen by many, including me, to be a predator of women, among many other things. That was the original idea behind the march. It morphed into something encompassing women’s rights worldwide, and included women of all statuses. At home, the new U.S. administration is a direct threat to women’s rights, rights that they’ve been fighting for for far too long. A favorite sign of mine was one that read “I can’t believe I still have to protest this sh*t”. It’s a sign that shows up at most rallies and protests when they concern women’s rights and its sentiment rings true. Why are we STILL fighting for equality? Why do so many people still dismiss it? If I had the answers, we wouldn’t still be fighting. I also know that the answers that people may have and arguments for or against the fight are far more nuanced and in the gray area
“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth” (Matthew 5:5).