Women’s March 2018

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Reese Dick

On January 20, 2018 the annual Women’s March took place in hundreds of cities in the U.S. and around the world.  This year, the amount of women who attended the march doubled since the 2017 Women’s March which was the first worldwide women’s march.

     Still to this day, women are actively protesting President Trump and the sexist comments that he has made toward women throughout his speeches, in interviews and during his presidency. Women are also beginning to speak out against sexual abuse by holding signs that say: #MeToo. The Me Too movement has begun this past year as a result of women opening up about their experiences with sexual assault and abuse.

    Like last year, the women in the march were given free pink hats to wear as a peaceful way of saying that they were offended by Trump and his presidency. Several celebrities such as Jane Fonda, Rob Reiner, and Scarlett Johansson, spoke at rallies around the country voicing their displeasure at the Trump administration and urging attendees to vote in the next election.

    Locally, hundreds gathered in Fayetteville marching from Fayetteville Square. The marches include people concerned with women’s rights, gender equality, birth control rights, and voting issues. Men, women, and children showed up to have their voices heard.