I spent yesterday at the Women’s March on Washington. There are so many thoughts and emotions in my head and heart this foggy morning, but I think that I can sum up the day by sharing the best signs from the March.
Some of the signs were funny, some were vulgar and some were very touching.
This one was the best one, as far as summing up the mood of the day.
Women Are The Wall And Trump Will Pay
It was incredibly powerful to see so many women of all ages, sizes, and colors gather to express their determination and their solidarity. The message was clear. We’re here. We vote. We’re not going away.
That theme was seen on a lot of other signs. I saw a woman carrying a pair of huge black eyeglasses with swinging green eyeballs in each lens. The sign below read, “We Are Watching.” Others included,”We SEE you!” and “Our Eyes Are On You.”
Because so many women are impacted by the threats to Planned Parenthood, a lot of the posts focused
Worry Less About My Vag And More About Vlad
That was a good one. There was a sign saying “My Body, My Choice.” Planned Parenthood was well represented by signs both official and hand made.
I think that this one was my favorites:
President Trump’s sexual predation history was a favorite topic. While some of phrases were funny, quite a few were vulgar and a little crude. We loved them.
We Don’t Want Your Tiny Hands Anywhere Near Our Underpants
“If I wanted the government in my vag, I would have f*cked a Senator.” That one got a lot of laughs. Crude, but clear.
The most touching signs, to me, were the ones that quoted famous people.
Ain’t I A Woman?
This quote was my personal favorite. I’m sure I’ll be saying it and thinking it a lot from now on. It came from Sojourner Truth.
“Patriotism means to stand by the country, it does not mean to stand by the President.” Theodore Roosevelt said that one. I love it.
And then there were the solidarity signs, offering support and love to all marginalized groups.
“I am not free while any woman is unfree.”
I loved that. There were signs promising that if any Muslims are made to register, we will all register as Muslims. There were gay pride flags, signs supporting transgender rights, signs about Latinos and specifically Mexicans.
The last sign that summed it up for me was in Russian. It read:
Feminism is power.
It was an incredible day. And it was only the beginning.
Featured image by Karen Shiebler.