Love Trumps Hate (The Women’s March: Macrocosm and Microcosm)
Last weekend I participated in the Women’s March in Los Angeles. It was organized to be a sister march to one scheduled in Washington, DC. Its goal was……to support women’s rights, and it did. But most know that a secondary mission was to protest the presidency of Donald Trump. It’s impossible to separate the two, because many of Trump’s agendas are directly threatening to the health and welfare of women and families, not to mention the environment that supports us all.
I was ambivalent about going. Not because I don’t support the causes – I do – but because I was a bit worried. I’m not as young as I used to be, and going would involve taking public transit into LA (which I’ve never done before) or driving and facing closed streets and full parking lots (which I’ve done too many times before). Plus I have back problems and was concerned about the long day of walking and standing. I could have stayed home and supported it in my heart.
The main reason I ended up going makes me smile now: I was worried that there might not be a good turnout. I know many people feel the way I do, but would they brave those same barriers and show up? I didn’t want the March to appear piddly and feed Trump’s already narcissistic idea that few people oppose his policies; I could help just by contributing a body. Instead, an estimated 700,000 people turned out! And that was just in Los Angeles. The original march in Washington had over half a million. New York had between 500,000 and a million. Chicago had 250,000. The list goes on: Boston, Philly, Miami, Denver, Seattle, etc.
And size isn’t the only factor. Those are bigger cities, but small cities and even small towns around the nation were represented. Borrego Springs, CA had 140 people. I’ve spent a fair amount of time visiting there; that must have been practically the whole town!
So this was not just a DC event, and it was not just a US event: Cities around the world also took part. Places like Toronto, London, Barcelona, Mexico City – even the research station in Antarctica had 30 participants (more if you count the penguins!) It was a global event, and the largest of its kind in history.
Academics are still working on the calculations, but here is a preliminary list that is pretty interesting:
Best of all, in the two cities that had the largest marches, police reported that crowds were always peaceful and respectful, and there were NO ARRESTS. I expect other cities were similar.
That was the macrocosm, which Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines as “1 : the great world : universe. 2 : a complex that is a large-scale reproduction of one of its constituents.” Millions of people came together to stage a world-wide peaceful protest.
Now for the microcosm.
Once I had decided to go, some friends wanted to come from out of town to join me. They also wanted to help make sure that I could sit and walk comfortably. The two adult women spent the evening before knitting pink ‘pussy hats,’ while the girl and I made signs.
– Images of three women by artist Shephard Fairey
(made available to the public for the Marches)
While we worked, she asked me to explain the meaning of the March, which I gladly did. She is a woman of the future, and what is happening now is going to have a profound impact on her life and those of other young people I care about. This march would be in HER honor!
In the morning, we met with friends of theirs and all caught the train into Los Angeles. It wasn’t full when it arrived, but it was when it left. There was standing room only, and in fact, people were standing – and sitting – in the bathroom (luckily no one had to ‘go’)! Everyone was cheerful, polite, and generous of spirit.
Being in the March was amazing. Most of us lost phone coverage, yet I still managed to connect with two other close friends. There was a constant kaleidoscope – a sea of pink hats, funny or thought-provoking signs, friendly police officers. In one favorite segment, women chanted, “My body, my choice!” and enthusiastic men called back, “Your body, your choice!” Imagine the females of all ages there, but especially the young ones, witnessing such homage to Girl Power!
– Los Angeles Women’s March, photographs by Christopher Haug
Oh yeah, and there were portapotties. Duh! Why is that worth mentioning? Because near the beginning of the March I used one, and at the end of the March I realized … (dun dun dun) … that I had left my new phone in it. Aarrgghhh! Not that I could easily go back, walking against the crowd, but I knew there was not much reason to go because thousands of people would have already gone inside after me; someone would have taken it. It really cast a pall on an otherwise great day, because there were pictures on the phone that I had not saved elsewhere.
Later we had dinner; we took the train back. At home I checked my landline messages as I always do. One was from my college roommate, which was not unusual. But her message was: “Lynda, call me! I heard from someone who says she has your phone!” Turns out that my phone was locked, but if the woman who found it paid close attention, and if the phone received a text, she had a brief window to text back to that person. My friend had texted, the woman caught it and replied. I called her that night and drove back to Los Angeles to get the phone the next day. What a lovely person she is! She said she had to do everything possible to get my phone back to me.
And so the microcosm, defined by Merriam-Webster as “1 : the little world. 2 : a community or other unity that is an epitome of a larger unity.” A stranger went out of her way to help another; commUNITY.
Lastly, another microcosm: Two of the people who stayed with, marched with, and helped me are the wife and daughter of an ex of mine. Proving one of the most popular signs in the March – Love trumps Hate.
See you April 15, if not sooner. 😉
– Photograph by Christopher Haug
94 thoughts on “Love Trumps Hate (The Women’s March: Macrocosm and Microcosm)”
I think that the march was one of the most amazing symbols of unity that I have seen. Women’s rights are not up for negotiation. I despise the fact that men are making decisions for women and what their reproductive rights should be. I wanted to go to the march but I had to finish homework and submit some assignments. My aunt attended the march and she said that it was amazing. Also, the story about you phone was priceless. There are still some good people in the world.
I almost didn’t go, and I’m so glad I did! Yes, the phone incident was a nice reminder that not everyone is just out for him/herself. Maybe you can go to the next one!
I’ve heard a lot of conservative people I know and work with criticize the protests. They say we need to accept things the way they are and not be poor sports about the election loss. I will never understand this attitude because the only thing that has ever made necessary changes to our system is protesting! From civil rights, to gay rights, to abortion rights, to free speech rights, to human rights. Now we even have to protest for the right to allow Muslims into the country. What’s wrong with us? How did we let it come to this? It is precisely because we weren’t out there protesting before the election that Donald Trump won the most powerful seat in the world.
People like to say that my generation is lazy, apathetic, and too consumed by social media to participate in the political system. I think this protest proves that we don’t get enough credit. Cheers to more of these protests in the next four years. We’re going to need it.
Very well put, Grace! Change does not happen because people sit and do nothing. I protested against the VietNam War and for civil rights, and I will continue to demonstrate on behalf of what I believe is right. I hope you will, too.
Reading this in 2022 is surreal because it reminds me of the Capitol building riot. I have not met a single conservative in my life who has genuine consistency in their beliefs, so it’s just another eye roll when they tell you to “accept things the way they are” and then defend the insurrection. They will disagree with our talking points and then turn around and use those same talking points against us, but only when it suits their beliefs. They vehemently oppose the “my body, my choice” argument and then use the same argument when talking about wearing masks. They are almost always Christian but they go around spewing the most judgmental, hateful rhetoric while disregarding everyone else’s problems. It’s so frustrating.
I agree with you! And it’s so frustrating how much power they have garnered – power that is eroding our rights every day. UGH!
Also, you may want to read my take on the insurrection “The Day I (Almost) Stormed the Capitol”. Sorry I can’t seem to link it here.
To be apart of such a historic moment, that will without a doubt make it to our future generations textooks as a moment in time where women were still fighting for their rights as human beings. Sounded like an amazing empowering event to experience.
Yes, it certainly was! And men were and are welcome. 😉
That is an awesome story of humanity being good to each other, feeling and sharing love, and coming together to use their power in a positive way. I think that the messages we fight for are better heard when we are examples of what we advocate. I wish I would’ve gone! Maybe I could’ve gone and found myself a strong woman! If not, I could have just supported, of course. :p
You would have found many strong women! 😉 But consider going next time, this cause or another you support. It really is an unbelievable experience!
I love the idea of women coming together and standing up for what they believe in. Unfourtunately I disagree with Trumps previous choices to defunned planned parenthood and pro life stances because I am very much pro choice. Aside from that I am a huge Republican and Trump supporter and I think he wants to make America a safe superpower and I’m all for it.
We wouldn’t agree on Trump, but I’m with you on Planned Parenthood and pro-choice! As well as women standing up!
It’s amazing to hear about such an event. I can’t believe that I didn’t hear about an event on this scale (which really goes to show how much more I need to pay attention to what’s going on in the world around me). It makes me happy to hear about people being so kind to one another. I also love to hear about men and women, alike, standing up for women’s rights. It makes me smile to hear about the positivity that this event spread, unlike the negativity that “feminism” sometimes sparks. Don’t get me wrong I am all for women’s rights and equality, but sometimes people take things too far and begin shaming men by making harsh generalizations based off of some outspoken sexists. I would love to participate in the next one and show my own support for the cause and experience this kind of positivity for myself!
I’m surprised that you didn’t hear about it, especially because it was a GLOBAL event, with cities and countries around the world taking part! I have a feeling you will have another opportunity, just watch the news and google. It’s nice to hear men caring about women’s welfare and rights. 🙂
This March was such a revolutionary point this year in showing the Nation what mass amounts of people believe in and stand for. It must have been quite the spectacle to be there for yourself, especially since LA is such big place to be marching in. i applaud you for having the courage to go even though it would be tiring and exhausting (mentally and physically i would assume)
You’re right, it was tiring, but it was also energizing. There’s nothing quite like being with a large group of people with like mind and purpose.
I too attended the Women’s March in Downtown LA. I’ve been to several protests before, and I attended the anti-Trump march/protest the day before. Aside from the difference in weather, the atmosphere was completely different for the Women’s March. I felt like I had goosebumps the entire time because I couldn’t believe how many people were actually there. I couldn’t believe how many people were supporting us: women!! Later, when I heard the actual numbers being put to what we had accomplished, I was shocked. It feels so empowering to know that I was a part of history that day. Just like the brave men and women who marched and protested during the civil rights era, we would be represented for this generation. I was sorry to hear that you lost your phone, I had a similar experience with losing our car! The excitement and energy took over and we didn’t even think to check or write down what parking garage we had parked in. It took almost two hours just to find our car again. Nevertheless, this was an experience I will never forget.
The part about the car was a bummer, but, like my phone, at least it ended well! Yes, I was amazed at the turnout, and the meaning behind the turnout: Support for the needs and rights of women!
I found it inspiring that you decided to go and support the women’s march and put aside all the obstacles keeping you from attending. I have never participated in a march but I appreciate those who represent us that don’t and that take the time to go out and stand up for what is right and just. The work you ladies (and gents) go through is incredible. Just as you put it, it is in HER honor. Not just for us ladies who’ve already made a mark in this world but to our future generations; our unborn sisters. Way to make a change!
Thank you for your generous words! I hope you get to go sometimes because they are very empowering experiences. Girl power! (But I’m glad you mentioned the gents, because they were an important part of it.)
Although I wasn’t able to attend this event, I’m certain I would like to go next time! It surely is eye-opening to see how entire communities join forces to stand by what they think is right. It is also reassuring to see that they protest the derelict legislation of our president. My faith in humanity still stands strong!
As a veteran of many protest marches (including the largest ever march against the war in Viet Nam), I can tell you they are amazing, empowering experiences (as long as everyone keeps a cool head). I’m glad you are keeping the faith alive!
It’s crazy how such a huge group of women can come together to help each other send such a powerful message. It just shows how strong each one is and how race, sexual identity, beliefs all don’t matter because sticking together and marching as one makes us so much stronger! I am so proud to be a woman. Hopefully one day I can attend one of these marches.
I hope you do, because you deserve to see the power of women in all its forms!
I had been wanting to go to the March myself but I was worried because I’ve never been to a March before and I was scared to attend alone. It’s so surprising that someone actually contacted you to return your phone that’s amazing! I never would’ve expected that but as women we all have to stand by each other including ex best friends and your ex’s new girlfriend.
Actually it was my ex’s wife and daughter who helped me! But the woman who returned my phone was a total stranger. It was very moving. Next time you want to go, try to get someone to share the experience with you.
I really love how this March brought everyone together and women became as one to have a voice about something they believe in. Thats what I love about this country is that you’re able to stand up for what you believe in. Its so exciting that you got to be a part of it and watched history.
It was very exciting, and I would do it again in a heartbeat! I never expected it to be so HUGE!
I am glad you were able to change your mind and go to this march after all even with all those obstacles that were holding you back. It really shows how passionate you are for the woman not just in this country but around the entire globe and I truly respect that. You even have inspired to me to fight for what is right and not let those with power take advantage of us. We are the people!
Thank you for taking the opportunity to be inspired! Yes, we are the people, and we deserve to have power over our destinies.
I live in a predominantly religious/conservative home, with only my younger brother and I being more liberal minded; I remember my parents watching Fox news that day and besides talking about the inauguration they would roll their eyes at the women’s march not knowing that I so badly had wanted to go. Now I regret not plucking up the courage and going in solidarity because you describe your experience as one so uplifting and encouraging! I will definitely cast any fear aside and go next year to be with such an amazing crowd of men and women for such an important cause.
It’s part of growing up to realize and accept the ways in which your beliefs and values differ from your parents’. I do hope you find the courage, because it will be an amazing experience.
It’s crazy how we have just so many men even wanting to decide on issues that only affect women! Unfortunately I did not get to march with my sisters but I have protested for black lives matter and I agree it is exhausting but even when I was physically tired I had some type of adrenaline that distracted me. It’s great to see people involved. Hopefully I get to participate in the next one for women
Black Lives Matter is an important cause, too. Any time people are being treated unfairly, others have to stand up and say NO!
I think this march was amazing. Watching all these women come together and make history was unbelievable. It must have been so cool and fulfilling to experience this and be a part of history. I love this country for the very reason we can do things such as this to show and stand up for what we believe in.
It really was a great historical event! We must never stop standing up for the rights of women and girls.
Its amazing how so many women and men came together mad all happen on that day. Sadly i wasn’t able to join since i was out of the country for that whole month. But i was still there in mind and in spirit . My body, my choice is a great motto to live up too. I’m so glad that you were still able to attend and was able to be part of something so historical.
I agree that’s a great motto, and it was particularly inspiring to hear the men saying it!
Honestly what you’re doing is amazing love all of your blog 😭
Thank you! I hope you keep reading. 🙂
Honestly what you’re doing is amazing love all of your blog 😭 This encourages me and makes me want to make one of my own!
Oh, how exciting! I hope you do!
The fact that many people gathered together on a common ground for what they believe in is truly beautiful and inspiring. Reading this makes me realize that we can all be united as a society to fight for what we believe is right because we have a voice and it should be heard. I hope that I can be apart of this beautiful experience next time! Actions unite us!
I hope you make use of this kind of inspiring experience for yourself!
A detailed account of a historic event. Thank you for sharing your experience, Lynda. I wish that I could have marched alongside you and stood up for this important cause. There are always more opportunities, though. You are an inspiration.
It was indeed historic, and I hope you make use of those other opportunities!
I actually participated in this walk as well but in San Francisco. The Women’s March was such an empowering movement and an experience that I will never forget. My friends and I made the best signs and enjoyed being a part of a walk that was worldwide. I felt so liberated walking with so many different women, even men, who believed in the power of women. Having a president who has talked down upon women is disappointing and months later still shocking but the Women’s March overpowered everyone.
How exciting that you were in the march in San Francisco! And to know that it was going on all around the world. I agree that Trump’s words and behavior are disappointing and shocking.
I think the Women’s March is such an amazing and historical event. It truly shows how much female empowerment we have. It is important that we all stand up for what we believe and what we feel is right and just.
I couldn’t agree more!
Isn’t it ridiculous that it is 2017 and men still think they have any right to our health and body rights? The women empowerment movement is beautiful. Women of all shapes and sizes come together to support and spread love to one another. Im so glad you were able to attend the march and now have an amazing experience to hold on to!
Yes, I’m amazed (and angered) when I see photos of a group of white men grinning about signing bills that control women’s rights and welfare!
Im so glad that you decided to attend the march. You were able to enjoy yourself and do a march many women and others believed in fighting for. It is great you were able to experience new things and exploring more then usual. I am very happy for you.
Thank you – it was quite a learning experience in many ways. Never too old to learn!
This was a fantastic article to read. It is great to hear people like you participating in events like this one. There is still so much needed change in the world and I hope events like this will continue in future. Never stop fighting the good fight!
It’s about standing up for what you believe in, and marches are only one way!
think that these types of marches are amazing and I’m glad you were there
to represent the rights of women! I’d love to participate in the next one
if I can find one. Let’s give ’em hell!
I also think it’s great that you included the little one in the
preparations and explained the politics. It’s important that we help shape
the next generation of leaders and getting them actively involved in
politics is a great step forward.
With that said, I don’t want to be like the conservative parent that
actively works to instill his beliefs into his son. My views could
ultimately be wrong. I want to instill a core set of beliefs like love,
acceptance, and empathy so that he can come to his own conclusion. Recently
he heard a stranger speak Spanish and exclaimed, “people that don’t speak
English should come back to where they came from.” Needless to say his
attitude changed when I pointed out his grandparents don’t speak perfect
English. There’s a line and I don’t know where to cross it. I want him to
be one of the men yelling, “it’s her rights!”
It sounds like you are taking a great approach to getting core values across. For me, not having kids, I don’t get that much opportunity. But this was such an opportunity, and she was genuinely asking the questions, not just getting it rammed down her throat. It was a fabulous march, and I was so glad that little girls (especially) got to see so many people standing up for them!
I love it when professors get political! This is such a positive force in the world. I have a young daughter, and as a father it’s reassuring to see that she will have strong positive female rolemodels in the world that she grows up in. It’s admirable that you get to be that for the young woman in your life. Fight the good fight, Lynda!
Thank you! I think we should get political, because we usually have the education that makes for an informed, progressive society. Yes, our young girls need those role models. And they need strong, supportive males like you in their lives, too!
I really enjoyed your article on the woman’s march. It gave me a happy feeling, however just the other day I heard that the last abortion clinic in Kentucky is going to be closed due to deficiencies in its licensing paperwork. It saddens me that the women in Kentucky will no longer have that right. I know its not uncommon in the bible belt, but it still is a loss to woman in the United States. I wanted to join the woman’s march, but I did not want to deal with the issues you brought up within your article like the lack of parking and traffic. I have been to a gay pride parade, but a woman’s march is definitely on my list.
I think there is going to be another Women’s March this January. And I took the train which made parking a non-issue. (Don’t know where you’d be coming from, but I got the Metro in Montclair and then just had one quick change at Union Station – could have walked it as well.) You do have to be prepared for crowds and that cell phone towers will be overwhelmed. Yes, I am saddened by the continued attacks on women’s reproductive rights. The people who would force a woman to bear a child don’t want to do anything to help her care for that child. It is a health issue for women – and for all of us as a nation – that women be able to control their fertility.
Lynda, It’s amazing that you attended the woman’s march and making a difference with women’s right. Peacefully marching is always far more effective in spreading it’s message then a chaotic one.I’m glad that the women’s march in LA was able achieved that!
It was a wonderful experience! And I understand this year’s was just as good (I was unable to attend). Thanks for reading!
I am so proud of you professor that you went to the women’s march even though you have back problems you STILL managed to attend! We need more women like you that inspire us women to stand up for what is right. P.S. I loved your poster!
Thank you. I’m an old peace marcher from the early ’70’s! But it was a lot easier when I was in my 20’s LOL. It was fun to make that poster with my young friend and talk to her about the history.
After reading this article I love the fact that thousands of people come together fighting or supporting for what they think is right. I believe that we are the most powerful together as a unit, and for doing so I agree for that March one hundred percent
Many, many thousands around the world! And they did it again this year!
Absolutely love this article, Love does truly Trump Hate and it definitely inspires me to love more then hate.
Thank you! It was a loving day.
It is amazing that so many people participated in the Women’s March in the United States. I am so proud of women who call for equal rights in pay and health care, to denounce sexual harassment, and to encourage women to run for office. I heard people said that it was ridiculous that women were still fighting for equal rights in 2018, but if there aren’t many inequalities, why did hundrends of thousands of women gather to call for equal rights?
There are still MANY inequalities, and more so in countries around the world. I’m glad you support women’s rights!
I, too, participated in the march. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life. It was incredible to see so many people coming together for women’s rights. I took the Goldline to LA, out train was completely full, every station had long lines of people, and no one could get on. I am so happy to have been a part of this HUGE movement. I loved every bit of it from reading all of the creative signs to the sense of power and importantance I gained during the March. I’m so glad that a fellow marcher did eveything she could to get you your phone back, too!
That was not my first big march, but it was the biggest – and inspiring! Thank you for being there!
I love the story of your phone! It makes me happy that women are there for each other. I am literally sitting in the living room while my mom is watching HSN calling some of the models “ugly,” and the host is telling the consumer that this is unattractive and that is unflattering. I am around so many women tearing each other down it is nice to see women bring each other up.
Very well written story! I honestly can’t believe the amount of people joining globally. Not only that, but the kindness of another person to make sure the cellphone is returned to their rightful owner. In my experience, that isn’t a common outcome.
You’re so right, it’s not common! Especially in a crowd that size. It was so heartwarming, in fact, the whole day was beautiful.
I wish I was able to attend the Women’s March. I can’t believe white straight men are still signing bills and laws on how women’s bodies should work. I recall mentioning the march to my older brother where he ridiculed the march and I was furious. He’s a Texan and more white than white-underwear, but looks Mexican. He kept saying the women’s march is stupid, women don’t deserve equal pay, and how men are better so they should control the women and their reproductive system. I’ve never been so disgusted. Especially by my older brother. I’m the middle child and only girl, but technically the oldest since he didn’t grow up with our family. I’m still disgusted to this day. I also recall this student I met at Mt. SAC, who transferred to UCLA who stated on social media that women who are raped shouldn’t be allowed to abort since God made a plan for her to get raped by a stranger to have a kid. People disgust me. I hope to march one day because our voices matter and we should be heard. This is our body, life, and country too. Thank you so much for marching and representing women.
It is very disturbing how ignorant some people can be, and especially so when in our own families. I have joined many movements in favor of us controlling our own bodies and destinies. And by the way, there is another march coming up next Saturday! (Los Angeles and around the country/world) For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-march-los-angeles-2020-tickets-75969716467
The women’s march was very inspirational and had a lot of power that when I was watching most of us was shouting back withe crowd through the television. Just the thought that a stranger found your phone and did everything she could to give it back to you, now that’s what I call a very genuine good person.
And that good person was sooo reflective of how everyone there was. Peaceful but passionate and united.
The aim of the protest combined with your writing is so powerful professor. Protests like these is an outcry of the citizens’ regarding injustices that are happening around them. Women have been deprived for a long period of time and was chained to the commanding expectations of the society. The secondary mission was also moving since Donald Trump is a greedy white supremacist who only cares about himself and his money. The symbolism on Macrocosm and Microcosm was very understandable. I am also glad that young people are being exposed to reality as they should be.
The person who had returned your phone was a good Samaritan. Since both of you were fighting for the same ideology and cause during the protest, that could have been one of the driving factors that made him/her return the phone to you.
Similarities from this movement three years ago, can also be drawn from what is happening right now. The social injustices which are being received by our Black brothers are immense. They have been placed in the lowest caste and was enslaved in the past. With what is happening right now, it is like we are relapsing back to the horrific history that occurred years ago.
– Type A
I agree with you that the injustices toward people of color – and especially Black men – are horrific. I’m glad you appreciated the significance of this march and those that have followed.
I too participated in the LA Women’s March that year! It was also my first big protest/march, so I understand the anxiety and nerves you were feeling as well. However, once I was there in the crowds of so much diversity and love, all those prior anxious hesitations disappeared. The atmosphere of empowerment and unity was indescribable. I went with my mother who is more conservative when it comes to social and political issues. However, it meant the world to me that she joined me and marched alongside me despite not agreeing with everything I was standing up for. It was definitely a day I will remember in my heart forever.
Me too! And I’m so glad you have that memory. Including having your mom there supporting you – that’s awesome!
Wow, I did not know anybody who went to the march. I agreed with your sentiment even though I am a man. I do not like Trump’s disrespect for women. I mean he was the President, he should be more respectful and dignified. He gave men a bad name.
He sure did, and his creepy sex offender buddies, too! I think it’s great when men (like you!) support women and stand up against sexism.
I really enjoyed reading this article about your experience at the women’s march! I was also at this march when i was just 15! It was also hard for my family and I to decide if we wanted to go since there is always a possibility of violence and things going wrong. We are a very political family and try to attend every protest and march we can so the decision wasn’t too hard. That was such an amazing day, to see so many women there fighting for what they believe in was beautiful. Thats so amazing that the person who found your phone put in so much effort to get it back to you. I know many people wouldn’t have done that! You would hope though that someone at the women’s march would have that kindness though.
If there was ever a march to get your lost phone back, it was there! And as I’m sure you noticed, not one incident of violence. Good for you and your family for standing up for rights.
This article is absolutely amazing and heartwarming! I love when people come together to protest for what they believe in and to protect others. I also hate the way Trump treats women and to see such a huge outcome to these marches not only shows that we as women will not stay quiet, but it gives the younger generation of women something to look up to and build courage off of.
I love what you said about the younger generation. How women’s wisdom is passed on!
I find it impactful how you marched not only for women right now, but for women in the future. You were explaining the importance of marches to that young girl so when she gets older, she can march for injustices and spread the word with younger people until they all get the equality they deserve.
I’ve now been marching and protesting for 50 years. The older have to teach the younger to take their place!
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