Echoing some of the same motivations as the Million Man March in 1995, a Million Women March is being planned on the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration in order to protest his political power and express support for women nation-wide in these difficult times.
Though they have already run into significant roadblocks, the Million Women March is expecting a large turn-out to protest the inauguration.
Despite its name, the Million Women March says that it is an inclusive event which invites anyone – not just women – to participate.
The event appears to still be in the beginning stages of formal planning, though the tentative plan has been posted on social media:
“March from Lincoln Memorial to [the] White House to show our strength, power and courage and demonstrate our disapproval of the new president and his values in a peaceful march. ALL women, femme, trans, gender non-conforming and feminist others are invited to march on Washington DC the day following the inauguration of the President elect. This march is a show of solidarity to demand our safety and health in a time when our country is marginalizing us and making sexual assault an electable and forgivable norm. We align with all POC and LGBTQ causes, and we will show our support in a non-violent protest.”
It seems as if protesting will be a much more common form of political speech these next several years as grassroot movements will have to push from the outside to force any political change in a Trump administration.
We hope that this Million Women March will take a page from the NoDAPL protests and reach its goal.