Hell hath no fury like 3.3 million nasty women scorned. Women (and men and children) participated in 600 marches across 7 continents, protesting against newly-crowned pussy-grabbing President Trump. They spent a year and a half listening to his hostile attacks, divisive rhetoric and controversial policies and they’re tired of being tweeted like crap. Their message? Not My President. On the agenda? HUMAN RIGHTS, including women’s rights, religious rights, race rights, LGBTI rights, disability rights, health rights and immigration rights, among other things. What did they bring? Pink pussy hats galore and their protest signage A-game. Protests are practically a staple of presidential handovers and these marches were a heavy-duty signal to President Trump that millions of people are willing to fight back against a man who bullied, belittled and barged his way into the presidency.
On the plus side, Trump can definitely claim credit for bringing people “together as never before”, though probably not in the way he envisioned. The crowd in Washington, despite the Trump team’s “alternative facts”, was three times larger than the day before at the inauguration. However Trump’s dismissive tweet asking where all these demonstrators were on voting day (hint: they were voting – see popular vote) is proof that no matter how much strength there is in numbers, Trump is too stubborn to change his spots now.
What does this mean? Well for starters, that the responsibility for change falls on the protesters (think: 2018 midterm elections), as some Democratic senators were trying to point out during the march. This is the beginning of their Trump Resistance, in an era where the Democratic Party must confront the reality that Republicans have control of the federal government and nearly two-thirds of the states, and that the Democrats need to aggressively expand their seats if they have any hope of making a comeback. And they’re hoping that this pussy riot signals the beginning of the end of the Trump Era.
Can’t believe that you still have to fight for this *%@&? Movie for your rebellious mood: Made In Dagenham