On January 21, 2017, millions of women joined to protest for women's rights in a number of locations around the world. While many women marched to raise awareness of issues across the globe, the main reason for protesting was because of the release of Donald Trump's so-called “locker room talk”. Yes, this was extremely objectifying as a woman to hear, but this statement was under the circumstances that it would not be heard for all the public to hear. We have to think of how many times we ourselves have said something derogatory. It’s just that for us, it did not get played on national television for all to hear and judge. If this was the biggest reason people were marching, then we should have started years ago. People say rude and demeaning things all the time. This time it just so happened to our now President, Donald Trump.
I feel that protesting had no use. I believe that it is extremely important for women to stand up for what they believe in and fight for others but it is also important to see change and balance out what really matters in life. With this protest came no change. The total number of woman who marched that Saturday were 4.8 million. If this many people got together and did something that would positively affect the community, it could have been amazing. We already know that what Trump said was wrong and he has apologized for it. At the point of the march, nothing could be done.
Unfortunately, in this election, I believe we were screwed no matter who won. We are not able to change the decision and as women, we need to accept that. In our society today, people often pray for failure more than success. We as a nation, need to hope for his success because ultimately what he does will affect us as a whole, whether we like him or not.
As a woman, I did not feel the need to protest. I believe women still have all of their rights and it was selfish to walk around and cause chaos when people actually need help. Next time a crowd that big comes out we should raise money for something that could change the world drastically and create good. Our biggest problem is not because a man in power said something rude. Our biggest problems are that people are starving, prisons do not have enough room, acts of terrorism are rising, people are being murdered, the financial economy is horrible, and the list goes on. The power of 4.8 million women is strong. Let's begin to use our voice for something we can change.