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I Decided To Attend The Woman’s March Today

Earlier this week, I wrote a blog post about why I was questioning whether I would be attending the woman’s march today. I could not support a movement and a leadership that when asked about antisemitism, could not state clearly that they condemn discrimination against those of the Jewish faith.

I felt uneasy just staying home and doing nothing. Stating that I am feminist while not doing something today to support my brothers and sisters in arms felt like a betrayal of everything that I believe and stand for.

Yesterday, I found out that Rise and Resist, was holding a rally at Grand Central Station this afternoon. The rally, entitled “Non-March For Disabled Women” was to support marginalized women whose voices are usually not heard.

Feminism, like all movements, is not perfect. The movement has its issues, especially when it comes to whose voices are heard and whose are ignored. I left the rally knowing that I did my part. It was also nice to be inside, given that NYC is currently experiencing a severe cold snap.

I’m glad I did my part today. I maybe one person, but sometimes it only takes one person to change the world for the better.

 

 

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Today I Marched

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Today I marched in solidarity with 300,000 other New Yorkers to send a message to the new administration in Washington DC.

It was glorious. Women and men of all faiths, nationalities and backgrounds came together to make the voices heard. We are the people and we will not let this administration drag us back to the dark ages.

It reminded me of the power of the voice of the ordinary citizen. It also reminded me that it took Donald Trump to be elected to light the fire under the behinds of Americans who normally stay silent.

This is our mission for the next four years: to remind our government who is in charge. I heard today a statement that summed up the rally: the constitution start with we, the people, not I, the President.

I have a feeling that this is not the first, nor will this be the last rally that I will be attending over the next four years.

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