On Saturday, thousands of people gathered in Washington D.C. for the Women's March on Washington to stand up against a presidency that seems to threaten our basic human rights. And while the march itself is something that should be taken seriously by everyone, some of the protesters have been able to muster up a sense of humor with their clever Women's March signs. From referencing Donald Trump's hair to highlighting how we've essentially transcended backwards in history, protesters around the country are proving that speaking up for what we believe in can be both serious and seriously clever.
If you've ever been to a protest, you're probably well aware that the signs people carry tend to set the tone of what the protest is all about. If someone's willing to carry around a sign all day, clearly it's because the point they're trying to make is important to them. And the point the people at the Women's March are making is a huge one: women's rights are human rights.
The next four years are going to be long and hard for many Americans, and this is just day one of what will be an ongoing battle. But people from all over the country came prepared to take a stand. Here are some of the most clever signs that protesters are using to speak up at the Women's March:
1We're Going Back In Time
Is it 1917 or 2017? Based on Trump's presidency, the world may never know.
2Remember That 'The Handmaid's Tale' Is Fiction
Seriously, it's not an instruction manual.
3Supergirl To The Rescue
Melissa Benoist, aka Supergirl, coming in clutch with the political puns.
4Our Ancestors Fought And So Will We
Women have been fighting for centuries, and we're not stopping now.
5More Than Just Nasty Women
It's time to groom this country back into shape.
7No, I Won't Keep Calm
You have to speak up to make a change.
Just in case anyone needed to be reminded that women don't like being "grabbed by the p*ssy."
Whoever decided to bring a cardboard cutout of Hillary Clinton to the Women's March is my personal hero.
10Carrie Fisher Would Be Proud
Princess Leia wouldn't stand for this.
11What Year Is It?
12Asking The Real Questions
Too many things to protest, too little time.
13Don't Be Indifferent
It's time to get angry.
14Protest Like It's 2017
Not sure what to write on your sign? Print out one of Hillary Clinton's tweets.
No matter what these signs say, the message is clear: women of all backgrounds and identities are not going to stop fighting for equality.