Women’s March sees victory

Thousands of women protest, garners more attention that expected.

Caitlyn Grcich, Managing Editor


January 21, 2017 is a day that for many, marked the beginning of a new era of feminism. Protests with hundreds of thousands of attendees took place throughout the world, in numerous countries. Protesters stood with signs and sat peacefully protesting.

The campaign has started a firestorm on social media as well as in news sites all across the globe. Celebrities and politicians even voiced their opinion and participated in the marches, including President Trump’s own son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as well as former Secretary of State John Kerry.

Jacqueline Jania, Junior, has voiced her support of all those attending these marches saying, “I think it was a good effort to show that not just women but just people of every ethnicity, race, culture, religion, and age stand as a united front in the refusal of under-representation”.

Despite the fact that participants were exercising their right to free speech and their right to assemble peacefully, new government administrators were upset, even President Trump, who was upset that more attended these protests than his inauguration celebrations.

However, despite people ranging from being upset to being hopeful and proud, it has caused a great deal of upset within the communities. People have grown nervous for the future, with President Trump giving executive orders on numerous hot-button issues, as well as a general upset among nations as they look to the future.

While there has been upset and anger throughout the nation, Jania believes that “They completely accomplished the general statement they wanted to. They spoke out loudly across all border lines and oceans and said “look at us, we are people who need to be treated as human beings and represented with compassion and respect”.