Millions Strong Marching for Women

“Over the next months and years we will be called upon to intensify our demands for social justice to become more militant in our defense of vulnerable populations. Those who still defend the supremacy of white male hetero-patriarchy had better watch out. The next 1,459 days of the Trump administration will be 1,459 days of resistance: Resistance on the ground, resistance in the classrooms, resistance on the job, resistance in our art and in our music. This is just the beginning and in the words of the inimitable Ella Baker, ‘We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes.'” ~ Angela Davis, excerpted from today’s DC Women’s March

Now this is solidarity – not only were there close to 100,000 just here in Portland marching, and millions around America, I fell into my big time ugly cry, watching the news that showed all of the millions of people marching all around the world in solidarity with us. From Melbourne to Paris to Cape Town, these sister marches touched my heart. Thank you to everyone who got out there. This is for ALL women. For social justice. For kindness and peace.

My husband and I were in the crowd here in the Rose City surrounded by positive messages, standing up for women’s rights, which are human rights. I am so proud to live in Oregon where there are so many wonderful, strong women and the men who support them. This was not a women-only march but one that celebrated intersectional feminism, demanding respect for human rights, and called out the bigotry that the disgusting pig in the White House represents. I was thrilled to see leaders like our County Commissioner Loretta Smith and US Congressman Earl Blumenauer (the latter who also boycotted the inauguration) speaking to the crowd rather than staying in Washington like most did.  Here are some excerpts from our day…

…and before I go, I must include America Ferrera’s speech in Washington today, who is one of the many brilliant feminists who inspire us to do more, love more, and fight for true equality. This is not just for women. If you don’t care for women, you don’t care for men. By fighting for our daughters, we fight for our sons.

Gloria Steinem, Michael Moore, Cecile Richards, Alicia Keys, Madonna, Ashley Judd, Angela Davis,  and more were there as well to inspire action…

#activism #feminism #women #womensmarch


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