Women’s March on Washington

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Lauren Shelton, Reporter

      The day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, millions of women gathered in masses and took to the streets of cities across America to speak up about a variety of issues. Something that started as a small Facebook event, turned into major marches in New York, Boston, Atlanta, Denver, Chicago, Los Angeles, and the largest one, Washington D.C. Women who marched doned pink cat-eared hats, Feminist shirts, and thousands of posters saying they demand their voices to be heard. Those voices were expressing a lot of different issues, but most of them concerning around abortion, Planned Parenthood, equal pay, and sexual harassment. A lot of popular celebrities decided to make an appearance as well.

     “I’m nasty like the battles of my grandmothers fought to get me into that voting booth,” said Ashley Judd, a self-proclaimed feminist.

     Judd lashed out towards Donald Trump who has called women “nasty” in past interviews and went on to protest against different taxes and harassment with R-rated language strewn throughout. Even with lots of emotion filling the crowd, the protest in Washington D.C. managed to take place without a single arrest having to be made. Even without any arrests, some celebrities got very passionate during their speeches.

     “Yes, I’m angry, yes, I’m outraged, yes I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House, but I know that this won’t change anything,” said Madonna during a very outspoken speech.

     The power behind the marches was so strong, that it inspired protests to take place all across the world. Some of the locations were Paris, Spain, Greece, Belgium and the Czech Republic. The predominately female crowds chanted “We will not be silent” and now, they can only keep working towards completing their goals of equality.