As people take to the streets this weekend for the Women's March 2018 and the many sister marches happening all over the country, many are proudly displaying signs voicing their displeasure with the current administration and the state of women's rights. One genre of sign in particular is emerging, and that is signs that are inspired by Trump's now-infamous "sh*thole" comment.
In case you missed it, on Jan. 11, Trump allegedly made the remark during a meeting on immigration. The Washington Post reported that Trump suggested welcoming more immigrants from countries like Norway, after he said "Why are we having all these people from sh*thole countries come here?" during a discussion about protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries. Because whatever Trump is thinking almost always immediately comes out of his mouth, his disparaging comment is not surprising, and it lit a fire under many people attending the Women's March who used crap as inspiration for their signs.
If Trump thought the first Women's March embodied the spirit of nasty women, this year's global event highlighted the emphasis on immigrant rights that many are seeing as a defining issue of this administration. The signs we're starting to see as this weekend's events take place aren't afraid to reclaim Trump's offensive, xenophobic rhetoric — and turn it right back on him.
1. Sometimes people are what you say.
2. Because every language has a word for poop, but they're not referring to any country.
3. Trump's sh*thole comment is bullsh*t. Period.
4. When people show you who they are, believe them.
5. Diarrhea of the mouth.
6. We will never stop protesting caca.
7. Especially when it's tweeting all the live-long day.
8. There's too much crap to put on one sign.
9. When caca comes out the mouth, sh*thole really is the proper term.
10. The ultimate clap back.
11. Time for the U.S. to take a dump.
12. Because there is just too much crap.
13. Not exactly a sign, but an inspired costume all the same.
14. This little girl is all of us.
15. What stinks? Please stop pooping on human rights.
16. An inventive use of the poop emoji.
17. 324,310,001 Screwed
18. Everyone is fed up with all of the crap.
19. Because, 45, history has its eyes on you.
In addition to people all over the world participating in the Women's March 2018 and sister marches throughout the weekend, South Africa formally protested Trump's alleged sh*thole comments. CNN reported that the South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation released a statement against the crap heard around the world. People condemning the sh*thole comments, "clearly serve as a united affirmation of the dignity of the people of Africa and the African diaspora."
Additionally, CNN also noted that the African Union, a group representing the continent's countries, and African ambassadors to the United Nations, also denounced Trump's reported comments. "The African Union Mission wishes to express its infuriation, disappointment and outrage over the unfortunate comment made by Mr. Donald Trump, President of the United States of America, which remarks dishonor the celebrated American creed and respect for diversity and human dignity," the African Union mission to the United States said, according to CNN.
"Women’s March is a women-led movement providing intersectional education on a diverse range of issues and creating entry points for new grassroots activists and organizers to engage in their local communities through trainings, outreach programs and events," the Women's March mission statement states. "Women’s March is committed to dismantling systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance and building inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity, and respect."
If there's anything 45 can learn after this weekend, it's that we will never back down. Because women's rights are human rights. Immigrant's rights are human rights. LGBTQ+ rights are human rights. Reproductive rights are human rights. Rights for the disabled are human rights. Nasty women everywhere are mad AF, and they're tired of taking crap.