Sunday, January 22, 2017

Women (and men) showed Trump how to have a REAL parade


Friday may have belonged to Trump, or so he thought, but Saturday women showed him how to have a REAL parade.  One that was both peaceful and well attended.  In fact, attendance exceeded all expectations in every city where the event was held.

Here are a few photos I found on the web that were not vulgar, but humorous (or to the point).

















































They came in droves.  They were both genders, all races, all nationalities, all religions (and non-religions).  They came for various reasons from protecting their reproductive rights, to their fear of the wall, to their fear of being sent back to a land that would persecute them, to their fight for gender identity, to their fight for gay rights, including marriage, to their love of this country, to support for Planned Parenthood, to their dislike of racism, bigotry, misogyny, and hatred, to their fear of nuclear war, to their education rights, to their desire to show that all people are loved, and to their dislike of our new president.   Most of all, they donned their "pussycat"

eared pink caps and demonstrated peacefully in Washington DC, NYC, San Diego, Austin, Chicago, London, Toronto, and Melbourne, as well as smaller U.S. cities like Portland, OR and even my small city Wichita, KS.  They showed what was possible when many voices stand together.   This is human rights at its best.

22 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Great post, thanks for sharing. I loved watching the parade, and admired all in their pussy hats, and I have great respect for all of these brave people who demonstrated. God save America - from Trump. Hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Great parade - I watched it on TV !
Happy Sunday Elizabeth!

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Very powerful post with all these photos....time will tell.

Have a great day x

chrissie said...

Thank you for sharing the photographs Elizabeth. I had seen some of them when I read the online newspaper this morning. It is difficult to imagine how Mr Trump became president when you see so many against him..

Love Chrissie xx

Darla said...

Thanks for collecting the photo's. I'm so proud of everyone who marched - and those of us who couldn't march but supported the process. The turnout was amazing.

CJ Kennedy said...

I live streamed the speeches from the march in Washington as I tried to crochet a pussyhat. I was so disappointed that the local news station in Boston only had a helicopter flyover of the second largest gathering in the country. No televised account of the speeches as they happened. Still, the proceedings from Washington and around the globe were uplifting. And all with no violence.

My name is Erika. said...

I felt guilty I didn't go walk. There were plenty of marches around me. But I am glad that these marches FAR outnumbered and out shown any news of the inauguration.Standing up for woman and all people is so important right now with the lack empathy (but lots of ego and probably Russian underhandedness) from the new administration. Those are great photos you found. The joker analogy sign was sooooo appropriate. Instead I spent a good day with my family, which was good. Glad you finally finished your baked French toast. Sounds like you had enough for a party! :) But at least it all didn't get thrown away. Enjoy what's left to this weekend. Hope you didn't get that nasty storm that spurned all the tornadoes down in Mississippi. Hugs-Erika

pearshapedcrafting said...

We saw some footage of the marches which also took place in the larger cities in the UK. I think you found some good photos here Elizabeth! There was a comment on the front of one the newspapers( not one we buy) that summed up what what Trump's ideals and attitudes are - not impressive at all!!! Hugs, Chrisx

Pamela Gerard said...

These are MY People -- that is NOT my president!!! Right on, sister! It is wonderful to see all the protest and marchers -- show the world we the people do not want that pig for president.

Jo Murray said...

We even saw it in Australia. An amazing time in history! I believe that the people have power. Good luck all of us.

Meggymay said...

It was on our Tv's and the marches here in the UK were well supported.
Women of the world [and men] United on common ground. That speaks to me. thank you for sharing all the photos.
Yvonne xx

Karla B said...

Needless to say we are afraid of him here. He stands for hatred, racism, prejudice and misogyny for us.

Divers and Sundry said...

It was an inspiration! And we'll need inspiration in these days when the president's spokesperson says, "alternative facts," like that's a real thing.

Great photos!

Stephanie Faris said...

I love these signs!!! I'm such an introvert, I tend to avoid crowds. But I was with everyone in spirit. I also spent most of the weekend arguing with people on Facebook who didn't understand why women were marching. SO I feel I've done my part at least a little!

Denise Spillane said...

So wonderful to see. I participated in Dallas. Friends and family in DC and the world over. So proud and glad to see. People don't seem to understand protest is about love not hate.

Sami said...

I didn't think there was a march in Perth, but I know there was one in Sydney!

Carol said...

Thanks for sharing the photos you found of this historic event. Even though I did not participate I was in support of the event and proud of those who did . My daughter was involved in her local event and many of my friends attended one.

Sandra Cox said...

Simply wondrous! My daughter and her husband marched. I was so proud.

Sandra Cox said...

Just saw Val's comment:) grin. Loved it.

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Thanks for gathering all these photos to share, Elizabeth. I admire all those who got out there and stood up for what they believe. You found some great signs ;-) I'm so glad all the marches were peaceful. The people are speaking. Will the government listen?

Jeanie said...

Fabulous. This is a terrific post. Had I been home, I would have joined in the festivities but I don't think my sign would have been nearly so good! Thanks for sharing these.

~*~Patty S said...

Great photos of a monumental event E!
Let's hope this is the beginning of focus and action to help get us through these Trumpelstiltskin years.
oxo