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Women’s March participants channeled their frustrations into creativity.

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.

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Other signs were just as beautiful as they were powerful.

#women #united #intersectional #feminism #womensmarch

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GIRLS ARE SUPERSTARS #WomensMarch

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❤️ #womensmarch #equality RG @Sophfei

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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.”

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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.

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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.

Samantha Grasso

Samantha Grasso

Samantha Grasso is an IRL staff writer for the Daily Dot with a reporting emphasis on immigration. Her work has appeared on Los Angeles Magazine, Death And Taxes, Revelist, Texts From Last Night, Austin Monthly, and she has previously contributed to Texas Monthly.

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