Women’s March

Womens+March

Rosa Shvartsman, Staff Writer

“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of it’s women and derives itself from the contributions of half of its citizens,” says Michelle Obama. The first women’s march occurred in 1956, and yet in 2021 women are still fighting for their rights as equals. The Women’s March is known to show unity and power to the female community and to create a transformative social movement among the world. “Representing a new understanding of the connected nature of our struggles and a vision of our collective liberation, the Unity Principles continue to be a guiding light for our movement,” explains the Women’s March Organization. The march stands not only for the rights of women’s bodies but also, worker’s, lgbtqia+, civil, disability, immigrant, and environmental justice. The first Women’s March dated back to 1956 where an estimate of over 20,000 women marched to the union buildings in Pretoria to demand change from the Prime Minister of South Africa. This protest took place because of legislation factors over the apartheid system over african american women. 

“On October 2, we’re going to send the Supreme Court and lawmakers across the country a clear, unified message. The attack on our reproductive rights will not be tolerated,” says Rachel O’leary Carmona. On October 2nd, a Women’s March was planned to show justice  over the right for women to have a choice in their own bodies and fight for reproductive rights. Women in every state marched for this protest to create a unity of women everywhere to stand up for their freedom. 

“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own,” says Aubre Lorde. If you’re interested in the Women’s March, sign the pledge to fight for the rights of women’s bodies. In conclusion, by joining the pledge you’ll be joining something bigger than yourself that’ll have an everlasting impact. Women everywhere have decided to take a stand and now you can visit womensmarch.com if interested.