Ever since Nov. 8, the whole world often feels like it's going to hell in a handbasket. The devolution of political norms in this country seems to have come on so abruptly and without warning, However, it's always important to remember that the struggles in America aren't isolated, and that all over the world, there are women leading the charge against discriminatory social structures that affect women all over the world. There are photos of women around the world fighting back against the various forces of oppression that will remind you that you're not alone.
The events in the United States have definitely been a message to the Western world to step up its political involvement, but women in developing countries have been leading the charge for social and economic advancement for generations. Paying tribute to these women is also a great way to keep your feminism as intersectional as possible — they're a visceral reminder of how women around the world face different circumstances and fights, but are all still working for each other's own improvement. These pictures should give you strength to keep going in your daily resistance, so check them out then get straight back to work smashing the patriarchy.
These Swedish Lawmakers Who Trolled Donald Trump
These Polish Women Fighting For Their Reproductive Rights
This Impromptu Women's March In London
These Turkish Protestors Who Aren't Accepting Their Oppression
The South Korean Women Who Helped Depose Their Corrupt President
These Dutch Women Who Gathered En Masse This Week
These Caribbean Women Fighting Against Sexual Assault
These South Korean Women Fighting Against Weapons
The Yemeni Women Who Protested In Front Of The U.N.
These Irish Women Trying To Gain Their Right To Choose Abortion
These Iranian Women Fighting For Environmental Justice
These Indian Women Protesting Against Their Political Oppression
These Refugees In Cameroon Working To Protect Women And Girls
These Eco-Warriors In South Africa
These British Women Fighting For Representation in their Industry
Every time a woman is lifted up, every woman is lifted up. Even though women have vastly different beliefs, personal histories, and political views, they're all still working together toward the common goal of an equal world.