Women's March On Washington D.C.
January 21st, 2017
The best explanation of why the women marched when asked is...
Women are marching because our children deserve a Secretary of Education that cares about education instead of how much money she can make from it.
Women are marching because our family and friends deserve affordable healthcare. Women are marching because abortion rates and ten pregnancy are actually the lowest in decades, because women get healthcare and contraception. (At least for now)
Women are marching because domestic violence crisis centers and after school programs deserve funding. (At least we used to)
Women are marching because we deserve clean air, clean water, and national parks Guess what, you do too.
Women are marching because we believe the children protected by the Dream Act deserve to be here and they deserve to live with their parents.
Most of all, women are marching because we have the right to The right to protest and speak out against our government is the "First Amendment". That's right, one of our most fundamental American rights.
To imply that people are whining, throwing temper tantrums, or that we're immature, or that we need to get over it, will not stop us. It will not stop us from fighting for you because you deserve these rights too. Privilege is when you think there isn't a problem because it's not happening to you personally. Just because these issues aren't affecting you personally, doesn't mean they don't exist or can't effect you further down the line. Think about that the next time you tell a woman she's "whining like a little bitch."
We're not giving up or going anywhere.