In protest of Donald Trump being elected, tens of thousands of women have organized a march on his inauguration day. Tens of thousands ...
In protest of Donald Trump being elected, tens of thousands of women have organized a march on his inauguration day.
Tens of thousands of women have already signed up within the first day of the planned "Women's March on Washington" that was organized on Facebook. Within just 24 hours, over 51,000 women have said they will be marching at Washington's footsteps in protest of Donald Trump winning the election. The march is likely backlash towards comments made by Trump during his Presidential campaign against Democrat Hillary Clinton, a source reports.
Many women are upset about the comments made by Republican Trump, including verbal attacks on female reporters and women on their looks. In August of 2015, Trump made a comment about FOX News reporter Megyn Kelley, saying she has "blood coming out of, wherever" in regards to her attitude towards him. Trump later went on twitter and said Kelly's performance was "not professional". Trump also made comments about other women that outraged feminist and pro-women groups, such as one where he called actress Rosie O' Donell a "fat pig".
Trump also landed himself in hot water when tape from 2005 came into the mainstream which showed the Republican front-runner at the time making lewd comments about models, such as "grab them by the p*ssy".
Since making these comments, Trump refuted these claims saying it was "locker room" talk, but also released an apology video and told the media that he is a "changed man" and "has learned a lot from this campaign". However, that hasn't stopped women from across the country from being anti-Trump. Even in his voting demographics, Trump took a big hit with women, receiving just 42% of the female vote -- compared to Clinton's 54%.
“We cannot allow ourselves to give up, put our heads down and not hold this administration accountable for any violation of human rights or women’s rights.” said a woman apart of the march, set to launch Trump's inauguration Janurary 24th, 2017.
Trump also drew criticism from pro-choice groups when he said their should be some sort of punishment for women who gets an abortion. Trump has since changed his stance, saying he does not believe women should be punished if they have an abortion, but instead the doctors who give them.
“We need to be working together in a coherent, supportive way over the next four years, to activate more women into leadership positions, to be more politically active,” Bob Bland, a major player in organizing the march, said. “We cannot allow ourselves to give up, put our heads down and not hold this administration accountable for any violation of human rights or women’s rights.”
The idea was first launched Thursday, just two days after Trump won the election. However, has gained massive media attention after going wide-spread across the internet. As of now, 132,000 have said they are interested in going, and over 51,000 have committed to attending.
By Michael Marsh