In 2017, after Donald Trump was voted into office as President of the United States, most of us felt some combination of the following emotions: anger, anxiety, depression, and fear. Much of these feelings were channeled into protesting, and out of that, the Women's March was born. On Jan. 21, 2017, the day after Trump was sworn into office, more than two million people across the world (on every continent!) marched to protest Trump's first day in office. The first Women's March crushed expectations, lifted hopes, and made many people — of all gender identities — remember their power. Now, on Jan. 20, 2018, the Women's March will happen for a second time. So, if you're planning on marching, you're probably already thinking up some genius sign ideas for the 2018 Women's March to carry around during the protest.
Finding a quote or saying for a Women's March sign isn't exactly hard — there are thousands of amazing quotes about feminism and women's rights out there to choose from. It's picking the perfect one that can be tough. Of course, a sign at the march isn't a competition — you just want to have one that inspires, makes someone feel empowered, and gets your message out there. You want to pick something that means something personal to you so that your protest feels extra meaningful.
The below sign ideas for the march are so good that you're going to have a lot of trouble picking just one of them. But hey, who said you can't have a double-sided sign? Or two signs? And if you really can't fit them all, share these with your friends who will be protesting with you.
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Martin Luther King Jr.
“May we teach our children speaking out without the fear of retribution is our culture’s new North Star.” - Laura Dern
If you are not angry, you are not paying attention.
"A feminist is a woman who lives the life she chooses." - Carly Fiorina
"Destroy the idea that men should respect women because we are their daughters, mothers, and sisters. Reinforce the idea that men should respect women because we are people." - Unknown
Our rights are not up for grabs and neither are we.
"The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything." - Albert Einstein
“Power’s not given to you. You have to take it.” – Beyoncé
"No self-respecting woman should wish or work for the success of a party who ignores her sex." - Susan B. Anthony
"I decided that I wasn't bossy, I was strong. I wasn't loud. I was a young woman with something important to say." - Michelle Obama
Why should the wants of few outweigh the rights of the many?
"I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own." - Audre Lorde
They teach us to be quiet, but we will show them the power of our voice.
Do something with your life that would make a 1950s straight white man angry.
"We are the granddaughters of the witches they could not burn." - Unknown
"People call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that distinguish me from a doormat." - Rebecca West
"Better bitch than mouse." - Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Thanks Trump - you turned me into an activist.