You don’t have to be a feminist to understand the importance of this cause, heck you don’t even have to be female. I was so inspired to see millions of women around the world gathered in support of women’s rights on Saturday the 21st January, 2017. Both for their rights as woman and in defiance of the new president of the United States, Donald Trump.
I don’t want to get too much into politics or express my opinion on the topic, instead I want to highlight the positives of the march, and how empowered I feel by the inspirational speeches and quotes by some of the Women’s March speakers. Also the admiration for the millions who gathered across the globe for this movement.
Here are few of my favourites quotes:
“We will not allow our bodies to be owned and controlled by men in government or any men anywhere for that matter. We will not allow our compassionate souls to get stepped on. We want the best for all Americans. No hate. No bigotry. No Muslim registry. We value education, healthcare and equality.” -Alicia Keys
“President Trump, I did not vote for you. That said, I respect that you are our President-elect and I want to be able to support you. First, I ask that you support me, support my sister, support my mother, support my best friend and all of our girlfriends, support the men and women here today that are anxiously awaiting to see how your next moves may drastically affect their lives.” -Scarlett Johansson
“Welcome to the revolution of love. To the rebellion. To our refusal as women to accept this new age of tyranny. Where not just women are in danger but all marginalized people. Where people uniquely different might be considered a crime. It took us this darkness to wake us the fuck up… I choose love. Are you with me? Say this with me: We choose love.” -Madonna
“It was woman that gave you Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was woman that gave you Malcolm X. And according to the Bible, it was a woman that gave you Jesus. Don’t you ever forget it.” -Janelle Monáe
Even though this march was mostly about Americans in their protect against Trump, it was so refreshing to see people from around the world show their support, even though they may not be directly affected by Trump. They were showing their support for WOMEN not just NATIONALITY and that my friends is very important. See beyond the passport, the religion, the colour, the race, the title. People coming together for love. That is huge.
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
NEW DHELI, INDIA
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA
CHOOSE LOVE, ALWAYS ❤
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