The protests that occurred one day after president Donald Trump was inaugurated into political office in the United States were the largest female-based and most peaceful protests in American history, according to Independent.co.uk.com. One in every one hundred American citizens participated in the protests that took place within Los Angeles, Washington D.C., New York, Chicago and Seattle with zero arrests reported and between 3.3 million and 4.6 million persons protesting.
Los Angeles reportedly generated the largest amount of protestors with 750,000 women walking its streets, and independent protests occurred in locations such as Iraq and Antartica. According to Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City, approximately 400,000 women took to the streets to protest their anger and frustration with the new president, and protests in Chicago were so large in size that organizers had to hold a rally for its 125,000 participants as opposed to a street-based protest.
One day after the protests Trump took to Twitter to voice his opinion on the matter, stating: “Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election! Why didn’t these people vote?”
According to Reuters.com, a recent ABC News/Washington Post reported that Trump received the lowest favorability rating out of all incoming U.S. president since the 1970s.
Considering the protests that occurred regarding the disapproval of having Trump serve as president were reported as peaceful, I commend the women who participated and made their opinions known. The unification of women to make a movement and furthermore a political change is admirable and required, in my opinion, in contemporary society, and while the efforts of these protestors may not make an immediate difference regarding Trump’s attitude towards women, it is my hope that he will consider and acknowledge how many women in America and many women across the world are feeling.
“Make America great again.”