For centuries now women have given birth to every generation, demanded to be treated equally and fought for their rights but it has only shown that freedom does not come easy. Getting a message to millions in a matter of minutes is easier than ever thanks to the internet becoming the new word of mouth. It seems that everyone has at least one social media account and this past weekend proved how many people are using them, especially women. This past Saturday nearly 4 million people amalgamated all over the country in over 400 different cities to support the historic Women’s March on Washington. Most supporters of this protest in Washington D.C. are not enthused about the new commander in chief and with immigration and a wall to block Mexico’s border on his top agenda, it seems that the new elected President has more focus on who is coming in this country than the ones who are working to fortify our Democracy.
This year marks 145 years since the first woman was ever nominated for President of the United States. Although the past eight years have been close, some may argue that almost does not count. Again and again the inevitable injustice issues in this country have been one of the toughest fights to win. After decades and centuries of protesting and voting this may be the one time that things actual change, forever. Women have been silenced, outnumbered, and mistreated for as far as the calendar can be turned back but Saturday may have been the end of that.