Published: Mon, January 22, 2018
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Women march across the country to support female empowerment

Women march across the country to support female empowerment

Many protesters wore pink knit "pussy hats", used during last year's march as a reference to a comment made by Trump about female genitalia.

City officials had put the size of the crowd at between 200,000 and 300,000, and organizers said it was at the higher end and slightly larger than the 2017 rally.

Those who took part in this year's events said they were galvanized by an avalanche of political and gender issues over the past year, as well as the #MeToo movement, which has been credited with countering widespread sexual abuse and misconduct. Kirsten Gillibrand on NY and Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, both Democrats, urged women to run for office and vote to oppose Trump and the Republicans' agenda.

The first March took place on January 21, 2017.

"With more women running for office, we will take back this country and return democracy to where it belongs".

The effort will begin with a voter registration and mobilization event in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, the one-year anniversary of the Women's March that followed Donald Trump's election as president.

The figures in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and Chicago are also expected to exceed 20,000. March On is behind March to the Polls, announced in early autumn, and Women's March, behind Power to the Polls, revealed in late autumn.

On Saturday, Oklahoma City protesters chanted, "We need a leader, not a creepy tweeter!" Millions of people around the world marched during last year's rallies, and many on Saturday thought about all that's happened in the past year. Without naming him (but confirmed by her representative later), she said: "How could a person publicly stand by an organization that helps to provide support for victims of sexual assault while privately preying on people who have no power?"

Since the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump has had sharply lower approval ratings among women than among men. "You're marching, making sure you're registered to vote, and getting to the polls". "You know, so everyone who was out in the airports rallying previous year and marching in the streets, many of them are now sitting in state legislatures across the country".

The Women's March is moving its focus to registering voters in swing states ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

"I think when women see visible women's leadership, bold and fierce, going up against a very racist, sexist, misogynist administration, it gives you a different level of courage that you may not have felt you had", she said.

Scarlett Johansson on Saturday said, "I want my pin back, by the way", alluding to Globe victor James Franco who wore the Time's Up pin at the awards, but was later accused of sexual misconduct by five women.

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