Women's March 2018: Shut Down? Never
This weekend, women and men took to the streets for the 2018 Women's March. These events have spiked in popularity since Trump took office in January 2017, and this weekend marks the second national rally. The marches are a result of collective discontent over immigration reform and the president's repeated misogynistic tendencies, plus his negligence on issues of female and civil rights.
This year's march also takes on new meaning following the government shutdown, the recent Harvey Weinstein scandal and the #MeToo movement. Event coordinators want to foster an inclusive community for women of all ages, ethnicities, religions and backgrounds. In their efforts to unite in sisterhood, they stand against the wage gap and prejudice toward the LGBTQIA community, and in support of reproductive rights.