16 #WomensMarch2018 Tweets That Show The Resistance Is Here To Stay
Frustrated with the Trump administration and fired up by the #MeToo movement, scores of women's rights advocates took to the streets on Saturday to march in honor of the one-year anniversary of the Women's March on Washington. And these tweets from #WomensMarch2018 showed those who participated in the largest single-day march in U.S. history last year had a message for President Trump: The resistance is persistent.
While organizers behind the original Women's March have opted to mark the one-year anniversary by hosting a mass mobilization and voter registration event in place of a march, local chapters organized marches in cities around the world. Protesters will march in Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., as well as cities across Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and Africa. A full list of Women's March 2018 events can be found here.
This year's Women's March comes on the heels of a government shutdown after Republican leaders in the Senate failed to muster the 60 votes necessary to advance a stopgap spending measure. The Women's March 2018 also comes a day after President Trump addressed anti-abortion activists at a March for Life rally.
Here are 16 tweets from #womensmarch2018 that show that the resistance is here to stay.
1. Whose Anniversary Is This?
While the president marked the anniversary of his inauguration with a government shutdown, advocates were marking the one-year anniversary of the Women's March on Washington with resistance.
2. From Immigration To Women's Rights
Women's March 2018 participants carried signs advocating a variety of issues, including immigration, women's rights, and support for Planned Parenthood.
3. One Year Later & We're Not Stopping
In the year that has followed the Women's March on Washington overshadowing Trump's inauguration, women and women's rights advocates have continued to resist.
4. I March For The DREAMERS
Actress Alyssa Milano took to Twitter on Saturday to say she'd be marching in a Women's March 2018 event for DREAMers and those that President Trump left vulnerable.
5. Impeach 45
A number of participants at the 2018 Women's March in Washington, D.C. used their signs to call for President Trump to be impeached.
6. I've Run Out Of Clever Things To Say
At least one Women's March 2018 participant opted to go blunt with their sign.
7. Save The World
While participants may be spurred to participate in anniversary Women's March events for a variety of different reasons, their presence represents a stand against hate, bigotry, intolerance, racism, and sexism, one Twitter user noted.
8. Respect My Existence Or Expect Resistance
A young participant on her way to the Women's March in New York City carried two clever signs: one featuring a demand for respect and another featuring the "nothingburgers" the president has been feasting on.
9. There May Be A Shutdown, But Women Still Showed Up
While the government may have been shutdown after Congress failed to approve a funding measure, women still showed up for to march.
10. Supporting Your Sisters Or Just Your CIS-ters?
Many people at the Women's March stressed the importance of intersectionality.
11. A Look Back
On the anniversary of the largest single-day march in U.S. history, one Twitter user shared a look back at the size and scope of last year's Women's March on Washington.
12. Pussy Hat v. Pussy Grabbing
One Twitter user noted that some people were more offended pink pussy hats than by men who think grabbing women by the genitals without their consent.
13. The Future Is Female
Women's March 2018 events drew protesters of all ages.
14. We Persist
"The resistance is persistent," one Twitter user noted when sharing a picture of a Women's March 2018 New York City participant.
15. She's Talking To You, Mr. President
One young Women's March 2018 participant had a special message for President Trump: "Tweet others the way you want to be tweeted."
16. A Little Literary Inspiration
Harry absolutely would have died if it hadn't been for Hermione.
In an effort to turn the momentum of their movement into election victories, Women's March will host a mass mobilization and voter registration event on Sunday. Power to the Polls will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.