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Here are the best signs from this year’s Women’s March

Women's March participants channeled their frustrations into creativity.

 

Samantha Grasso

IRL

Published Jan 20, 2018   Updated May 22, 2021, 4:01 am CDT

Hundreds of thousands of women and men across the U.S. joined together on Saturday to protest President Donald Trump‘s administration on the first anniversary of his inauguration.

From Las Vegas—where the main Women’s March, called “Power at the Polls”— was held, to Washington, D.C., and Seattle, where indigenous women have shouted the names of other indigenous women who have been killed or gone missing, this year’s march wasn’t a celebration of a “job well done.” Instead, it was a reminder of the continuation of work we must do in order to protect the most vulnerable communities in the U.S.

The signs also came out in full force, as women and men used their expertise and wit to show the Trump administration that they’re not going to take this continued oppression.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BeMADRJhZ7h/?tagged=womensmarch

https://twitter.com/cmclymer/status/954773102902333441

https://twitter.com/theames/status/954821930376364033

Other signs were just as beautiful as they were powerful.

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https://www.instagram.com/p/BeMANF0hBEL/?tagged=womensmarch

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Some sign-makers went after Trump’s image and his offensive phrases uttered throughout his first year in office, primarily his propensity to call Haiti and African countries “shitholes” and his assertion that he’s a “stable genius.”

https://www.instagram.com/p/BeMALucAYts/?tagged=womensmarch

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And the men came out in full force, too, showing their allyship with women. But, you know, without taking up all the space.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BeLZmXdh3yp/?tagged=womensmarch

Yep, these signs—works of art, really—even projecting a phrase or two, say thousands of words on the state of women’s involvement in politics. Perhaps this time next year, after the 2018 midterm election, the Trump administration may finally heed them.

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*First Published: Jan 20, 2018, 5:03 pm CST