Thousands of women congregated Saturday in Washington D.C. for the Women's March on Washington. Now that Donald Trump has been sworn in as president, women everywhere are ready to take a stand and remind the world that women's rights are human rights, once and for all. In support of all the women in Washington right now and all the women before us who've fought for our rights, people have taken to Twitter to honor the women they look up to with #WomenWhoHaveInspiredMe.
Now that our president is a man who thinks it's OK to "grab women by the p*ssy," and who's already had the LGBT and Civil Rights pages taken off of WhiteHouse.gov, it's just that much more important that we stand up for our rights. Even though things look bleaker now more than ever because someone who many deem entirely unfit to run this country sits in America's highest office, we can't stand down. Throughout history, women have had to fight tooth and nail for every right we have, and that fight is far from over. It's time we honor the women who've fought for us, raised us, and taught us that we're stronger together, by continuing to fight for what we believe is right.
The world is full of inspiring women, and they all deserve to be recognized. If you need to be reminded that great people do exist, here's a roundup of the best #WomenWhoHaveInspiredMe tweets:
Women Who Take A Stand
Any woman who has stood up for what she believes in is a woman who inspires me #WomenWhoHaveInspiredMe— M (@Skyblumelon) January 21, 2017
If you've ever stood up for what you believe in, then good news: you're an inspiration to this Twitter user. Keep standing up for your rights.
If her lifetime full of achievements in film isn't enough to inspire you, her Golden Globes speech criticizing Trump will.
She was rejected by numerous publishers for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, but she didn't quit, and I think everyone's pretty glad she didn't. Her persistence and perseverance are certainly inspiring.
Sasha and Malia Obama
Sasha and Malia Obama, who have been high flyers, and shown you can grow up with class in the public eye. #WomenWhoHaveInspiredMe— Sarah C (@SarahRey) January 21, 2017
Even though they're no longer living in the White House, I'm sure they're going to keep inspiring women for years to come.
She's the youngest person to win a Nobel Peace Prize, which is nothing less than inspirational.
#WomenWhoHaveInspiredMe all the teachers who have made me feel like I am worth something, that I am capable.— Fast-Living Ghost (@ancientabby) January 21, 2017
To all the teachers who've made an impact in a child or young adult's life: thank you.
Carrie Fisher was an inspiration to women everywhere. She showed Hollywood that women can be strong, powerful characters and she showed women everywhere how to embrace every aspect of their lives.
She was truly such a great First Lady, and we'll miss her being in the White House.
She may not have won the election, but Hillary Clinton's words continue to inspire us: women's rights are human rights.