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.
Other signs were just as beautiful as they were powerful.
This 7-year-old marcher is out with her parents. Her mom said that the Aziz Ansari story stirred up a lot for her and made her realize that, bad date or not, no woman should be put in that position. “We need change.” #WomensMarch2018 #WomensMarchNYC #WomensMarch pic.twitter.com/sAmiG2KB3v— Emma Gray (@emmaladyrose) January 20, 2018
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.”
And the men came out in full force, too, showing their allyship with women. But, you know, without taking up all the space.
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.