Yes, I am a white, heterosexual, cisgender, female and I went to the Women's March on Washington. No, I am not ashamed. I understand that I am privileged in the fact that I had the money to take time off, the transportation to get there, and the sense of safety within a mass group.
I am so tired (and I don't understand) of hearing WOMEN say they don't support the march. That the women who participated are trashy, whores, stupid, etc. WE'RE NOT.
To the people that say they are offended by the language used on the posters:
Grow up. In the real world there is profanity everywhere. Also, THEY'RE JUST WORDS. When marchers used the word "pussy" they were using it to mock Trump.The difference between the women who are against this and the women who dressed and made posters like these are the ones who dressed and made these posters are comfortable and confident in their sexuality and the women who don't support this are not. They're comfortable enough to wear something that says pussy without caring what people think about them; and that's how it should be. Women should not have to apologize for wearing certain clothes.
To the people who say you spent your time marching to work & not being a "lazy liberal":
I have a job. I asked off months ahead for the days of the march. Then after the march I went back to work. What a concept!
To the people that say women are not disadvantaged compared to men:
Have you heard of the wage gap? Yeah, it's real. Have you heard rumors of Trump taking away funding so that we may have to pay for our previously free birth control? Making abortions illegal under any circumstance? The fact that only men are making decisions about women's bodies?
To the people that say there are more disadvantaged women in other countries & the march was a bunch of privileged American women:
You're right. There are way more disadvantaged women in other countries than the US. But the thing is, feminism encompasses them. Feminism encompasses race, class, and gender. I marched for the women like them who couldn't. Feminism includes the African American woman in Nigeria who can't get an abortion when she's been raped. Feminism includes the little girl who has been sold into slavery. Feminism includes Black Lives Matter. And yes, if there was a mass Black Lives Matter movement like this, I would attend. There were many people at the March protesting for that movement as well. So many things were being protested in one march.
Here's some pictures from my experience:
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There were lines wrapping around blocks of the metro stations of people trying to get their metro passes. Luckily, my boyfriend's mom got ours before the march so we didn't have to wait :)
"even we know better"
"pussies fight back" -- not all signs were about vaginas. There were many trans friendly signs and people there. The media just chose not to focus on them!
How lucky am I to have a boyfriend who cares about this stuff just as much as me? :)
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More than 3.3 million people attended women's marches around the US.
The Women’s March on Washington was at least three times bigger than the crowd at Trump’s inauguration.
There were zero arrests during the Women’s March on Washington, but hundreds on inauguration day.
People marched against Trump on all seven continents. Nasty women rule the world.