Women across the country are gearing up for today’s Women’s March on Washington, and Twitter is blowing up with inspiring displays of female solidarity. This pro-women’s rights march is fighting to reaffirm women’s rights as human rights in the face of a new administration, and cities across the country — and world — have taken notice.
Nearly every major U.S. city is holding a rally in coordination with the Women’s March on Washington, and over 228,000 people 0n Facebook have indicated they will be attending the Washington, D.C., event. While it remains to be seen how many women and allies will brave the chilly, drizzly D.C. weather, tweets are rolling in from around the nation showing planes packed with women headed to the capital city to stand up for women’s rights.
— Pamela R Lightsey (@OneNabi) January 20, 2017
— Andrea Addario (@addarioandrea) January 20, 2017
— samuel j smith (@smith_salmon) January 20, 2017
One all-lady Seattle to D.C. flight has dubbed itself the Seattle Pussy Charter.
— Leslie Rugaber (@lrugaber) January 20, 2017
Even the airlines are showing support.
— Jennifer MOran (@jgmoran2) January 19, 2017
— Flor Blake (@FlorBlake) January 20, 2017
The best part of this inspiring display of female solidarity? It’s all about being pro-women, not anti-Trump or anti-anything else.
“We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.”
The Women’s March isn’t only a great way to support women’s rights — it’s also an awesome opportunity to get up close with some incredible women. The Women’s March on Washington will feature speakers including Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, Malcolm X’s daughter Ilyasah Shabazz, renowned feminist Gloria Steinem, and the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Dontre Hamilton, and Jordan Davis. Janelle Monáe, Samantha Ronson, and The Indigo Girls are just a taste of the musicians who will be performing.
Can’t make it to the march in D.C.? Don’t worry — you can still head out in all of your nasty woman glory to one of the hundreds of Sister Marches around the world.