Fighting for What’s Right
By Nathan Rolls
From near to far, people across the globe gathered to fight for what’s right, their rights. American citizens practiced their democratic rights to protest and have their voices heard. The Women’s March had an estimated total of over one million marchers that fought for the equal pay, treatment, and reproductive rights for women, but other issues such as immigration and LGBT rights were also discussed.
The Women’s March took place on Saturday, January 21, all around the world. Locations with highly concentrated numbers of protesters include Washington DC, Chicago, and Philadelphia, to name a few. A range of performers and actors also made an appearance to have their voices heard. Singers and actors, Janelle Monae and Ashley Judd, called attention to issues such as police violence and President Trump’s misogynistic remarks and actions. Scarlett Johansson provided protesters with a story about her experience in a Planned Parenthood clinic in the beginning of her acting career.
Attendance ranged from city to city. In New York City, numbers reached as high as 400,000 people. In Chicago, an estimated 250,000 people showed up to march. Professionals in Washington estimate at least 500,000 people, but this number was much, much higher. Protesters shouted things such as, “We fight for our right to choose,” “We fight for equality,” and “We fight for healing justice.”
This movement called the unequal treatment of women to light. Millions of protesters gathered to fight for these rights. “Yes we can,” became a chant that many people said in unison. Many speculators have started to define this as the start of a movement. In the 1950s and 1960s, civil rights protests occurred, and those have changed United States history. These marches are held with the same ideals. To change United States history for the better.