The Women's March in Washington is officially underway, and there are those of us who could only be there in spirit. I know it's a little frustrating, not to be able to march with your fellow women the day after a blatant misogynist sets himself up behind his golden curtains in the Oval Office. So here are some of the best signs from the Women's March to inspire you, and remind you that our work is far, far from over.
Hundreds of thousands of women arrived in Washington on Saturday, armed with their clear backpacks, comfortable shoes, and indomitable spirits. And oh yes, signs. Amazing, hilarious, inspiration, kick ass signs. Just in case the new Commander-in-Chief, leader of every single person in this country (even those who did not, in fact, support him) decides to pay attention to the angst and frustration of his fellow Americans. Yes, even the ones with vaginas. Because those people with vaginas outside his window are creating a beautiful, peaceful, worldwide stir that simply will not be ignored. They are working together in unity, they are standing up for those who don't necessarily have a platform to defend themselves. They are organized and intelligent. And, perhaps worst of all for Trump, they're pretty pissed off.
There's nothing like a determined, pissed off grandma to really put the cream in my coffee, you know?
Also the witch connection, brilliant.
The Women's March was organized in the spirit of unity and inclusion; it might be a Women's March, but all who are interested in peaceful protest. The Women's March website shares a series of guiding principles, and non-violence is at the top of that list:
Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people. It is a positive force confronting the forces of injustice and utilizes the righteous indignation and spiritual, emotional, and intellectual capabilities of people as the vital force for change and reconciliation.
Men marched alongside women to show their support and proudly call themselves feminists.
And while the protest was peaceful, that didn't mean there weren't a few nasty women skulking about:
Speaking of a "nasty" woman, former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton might not have been in attendance, but her words certainly were the rallying cry many protesters got behind, and more than one sign was proof that she is far from forgotten.
Women carried signs as a way to give a shout out to other women.
And signs that need no explanation.
Perhaps one of the best signs? The sign of the times to come.
The Women's Marches all across the country and beyond the borders, which organizers estimated would see millions of feminists and activists peacefully protesting on the same day, has been the best thing to come out of the Trump presidency so far.
What we women can do.