The weekend of Jan. 20 has been tumultuous, to say the least. On Friday, Donald Trump was sworn in as President of the United States during a sparsely-attended inauguration in Washington, D.C. On Saturday, enormous crowds of women worldwide gathered to demonstrate their support for gender equality. It's enough to give anyone emotional whiplash, but let these unsung heroes of the Women's March on Washington remind you that there's humor and love to be found in every situation. Even the particular situation in which Donald J. Trump becomes POTUS.
Hundreds of thousands of women attended the main Women's March in Washington D.C., causing many to draw comparisons between the size of the crowd at Trump's inauguration and the next day's protest (by the way, the Women's March on Washington won by... let's just say a lot). However, more than 600 sister marches were organized in other cities and countries, bringing the total estimated number of demonstrators to more than one million overall. In fact, a women's march took place on every continent — but more on that later.
Gender equality may face an uncertain future over the next four years, but it's clear that women's rights won't be restricted without a fight... and probably with a fair number of puns. Without further ado, here are 21 unsung heroes of comedy from Saturday's marches.
This sign is the mark of a truly excellent wordsmith.
2This IKEA Reference
Given Trump's nominations for cabinet members so far, she's not wrong.
3OMG GOP WTF?
"Send in the clown" is giving me life this weekend.
4This Tiny Protester
It's a classic protest joke for a reason.
5James & The Giant Impeach
Roald Dahl would be proud.
6Pee Joke #1
I can't decide if the reference or the illustration is better.
Something tells me this child will go on to do big things.
8The Doll Hands
The tiny doll hands elevate the poster to a work of art.
9This Other Kid
Everything about this is perfect, from the carefully-inscribed letters to the baby sending the message.
10Pee Joke #2
Told you there would be lots of pee jokes.
The best part by far is the cutout's expression.
12The Owner Of This Accessory
I'll take 12, please.
13Golden Shower Joke #3
Promise this is the last of the pee jokes.
14"Straight Outta Compton" References
Everyone starts out life in the same way.
Even Antarctica held a women’s march this weekend https://t.co/H9HmXgTtzr— The Independent (@Independent) January 22, 2017
When scientists stationed in Antarctica joined the Women's March, they brought the fight for gender equality to all seven continents.
16Mother Earth's Supporter
Just your daily reminder that Trump has cast doubt in the past on the existence of climate change, and that's mildly terrifying.
17The Best Sign Ever
Imitation is the highest form of flattery, etc.
18Any Combover References
If there's anything Trump appears to dislike, it's references to his age and appearance.
19The Strong American Bitch
Pictured above is a future leader of the feminist movement.
The kid in the foreground deserves a round of applause, but allow me to direct your attention to the sign in the background. '90s references are always appropriate.
Obviously, none of these shining beacons of revolutionary humor would have come together if it weren't for the organizers of the Women's March in the first place. In all seriousness, they deserve our thanks.