The 11 Most Powerful Quotes From The Women's March


Just one day following the poorly-attended inauguration of President Donald Trump ― the photos comparing it to former president Barack Obama's first inaugural in 2009 told that tale ― hundreds of thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets of Washington, D.C., as well as in cities and towns across the country and around the world. It's been a massive turnout, an overwhelming success of organizing. So, in that spirit, why don't we pay attention to some powerful quotes from the Women's March on Washington?

Although the marches have been staggering shows of solidarity, driven by both the individual and collective wills of everyday Americans ― not a protest propped up by celebrity support, in other words ― there have been a number of prominent speakers who've made powerful, blunt, and direct statements about what the protest means to them, what should happen next, and what they believe lies ahead.

Here are 11 of the most moving, striking, and powerful statements that were made, because this is a day of protest of a size and scale that hasn't been seen in a long time.

1. Scarlett Johansson: "Planned Parenthood Provided A Safe Place"

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2. Janet Mock: "I Am My Sister's Keeper"

3. Janet Mock: "Our Approach To Freedom"

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4. Gloria Steinem: "This Is The Upside Of The Downside"

5. Janelle Monae: "You Are Enough"

6. Janelle Monae: "Say Her Name"

7. Alicia Keys


8. Maryum Ali

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9. Madonna

10: America Ferrera: "And We Are Here To Stay"


11. America Ferrera: "If We Commit To What Aligns Us"

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It was an event that brought together countless different perspectives and angles within feminism and women's issues: reproductive rights, political organizing, LGBTQ rights, intersectionality, and a simple, blunt brand of in-your-face resistance. And as the photos show clearly, the turnout has been absolutely massive.