Women’s March

Mia Pellerito, Staff Writer

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This past week, on the 21st of January, Cities all across the world hold women’s marches. There were over 680 in the U.S alone! Over 318,900,000 people marched!

The mission of Women’s March is to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change.  There have only been 2 women’s marches so far, but already, the effect has been massive. It has already been one of the biggest marches in U.S history!

   First of all, let’s make something clear. The women’s march is not about women taking over the world. Neither is feminism. They are both about the same thing. EQUAL RIGHTS FOR EVERYONE!!! Equal rights for men and women, gay and straight, all races, all religions, everyone. What does that mean? It means everyone has the gets paid the same, everyone gets the same job opportunities, everyone can vote, everyone has the rights to their own bodies! The women’s march is also working to end violence against different religions, races, and sexual orientation. The main unifying principles are reproductive rights, ending violence, LGBTQA+ rights, workers rights, disability rights, civil rights, immigrant rights and environmental rights.

   The women’s march works to fix most of society’s big issues. To make everything equal by using peaceful protests such as marches, speeches, and social media.  The women’s  march was started by a Hawaiian woman named Teresa Shook. Shook was outraged by the results of the 2016 election, so she started a Facebook page to march in Washington as a protest. She has started something big! Her march has brought all sorts of people together to fight for what they believe in.

 

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