Over the weekend, millions of feminists—3.3 million in the United States, to be exact–took to the streets of various cities to protest the incoming U.S. presidential administration.
I am not here to tell you what to think. But, however you may feel about the new U.S. administration, it is impossible to ignore that so much that has happened in the few days since the inauguration is decidedly not normal, and very much justifies the women’s marches from this weekend. The LGBT and climate change pages have been scrubbed from the White House’s website. In his very first press conference, the White House Press Secretary, Sean Spice, lied about the size of the crowd at the inauguration and then refused to take any questions, a decision that Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway defended, saying that the White House was just using “alternative facts.” (Which, for the record, are lies.)
If you believe in the causes that the Women’s March stood for, it is important to remember to stay engaged, too–as great as the catharsis from this weekend was, it won’t be worth much beyond symbolism if the action stops here. Keep calling your legislators. Donate to (or volunteer with) Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, the Anti-Defamation League, and other local charities you believe in. Participate in the Women’s March “10 Actions in 100 Days” initiative. In short, hold yourself accountable, particularly if you, like me, are a white woman who has skipped out on accountability in the past for the sake of personal comfort.
But, for now, there’s still some time to revel in the memory from this weekend, which had a lot to offer. Particularly with the signs, because feminists, if you didn’t already know, are the funniest people in the world. So, check out some signs from the various Women’s Marches this weekend. You’re definitely going to want to see them:
1. One of my personal favorites captured by one of my personal favorites, Rihanna:
2. In reference to this:
One of the best signs in Hartford today at the Women's march. pic.twitter.com/ygLM3UM9ui
— Lisa Pritchard (@lpritchard8) January 21, 2017
5. SIGN ME UP:
— Danielle Nussbaum (@daniellenuss) January 21, 2017
6. I mean…find the lie:
7. Again, find the lie:
8. Why…is this still…happening?
9. True, unfortunately. (But fortunately, in this case?)
11. Not much I have to say in response to this one:
12. Very important:
— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) January 21, 2017
13. Also important:
— April Spivey (@a35362) January 23, 2017
— Sally Nicholls (@Sally_Nicholls) January 21, 2017
15. Hahahaha (but really–free her):
— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) January 22, 2017
18. Me at a protest:
19. VERY IMPORTANT:
— kim (@tmhzjm) January 21, 2017
20. Nothing drives a point home like some rhymes, right?
— EugLoven (@eugloven) January 22, 2017
22. I liked these signs, personally:
23. This is worth remembering:
— Kellyanne Kanye (@mstharrington) January 22, 2017
this is the most austin, tx thing in the world and i am so so pleased pic.twitter.com/SYSRBYS8HN
— Aminatou Sow (@aminatou) January 21, 2017
25. Aaaand that’s a wrap. Stay woke, guys:
— same for barbara (@YayOrNaye) January 21, 2017
Did you attend a march? Which one of these signs was your favorite? Let us know in the comments!