Let me start off by saying, everyone had an opinion about the ‘Women’s March’. Some, I know, are more valid than mine. I do not live in America, so I was pretty much only an observer in the entire U.S election. But for me, this march wasn’t just about the election. Of course, the inauguration was the entire cause of it, but for young girls across the globe, it was so much more.
Humanity has accumulated a vast track record over the years for vulgar behaviour, often cruel to their own kind and, of course, completely defying common logic: murder of mass nations, destruction of the very planet that sustains our lives, cruel consumption of other living beings, and the list goes on and on. Not to mention the inhumane hatred of our fellow humans for the colour of their skin, religious beliefs, sexual orientation and gender.
But before I completely forget the positive thing I was about to mention about the human race: the ‘Women’s March’. On the 21st of January, over 4 million people worldwide gathered together to prove one point: they existed. They – we – exist and will not be made to feel otherwise. Our feelings are valid, our opinions are valid, our bodies are valid. This pure love for one another, for a stranger on the street, made my young heart and soul incredibly happy. It showed every human on the planet, whether in agreement to the march or not, that it is possible for humans to unite for a cause they truly believe in.
Together, men, women, members of the LGBTQ community, mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers and everyone else who participated, made the rest of us, who were there in spirit and on social media, the happiest humans of all. We now know, if we didn’t know before, that we are a part of a community who will thrive and survive. And although humanity has been protesting and marching; crying and appealing; fighting and crusading for years over these same issues, history has taught us one thing: try as they may to silence our cause, we will persevere and continue to fight for what we know is right.
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