NOT a protest AGAINST, but a march FOR
What many don’t seem to get is that it wasn’t a protest AGAINST, but a march FOR: women’s rights, women’s health, healthcare for everyone, immigrant’s rights, LGBGT rights, the future of our world, and yes, HUMAN rights!! This is about moving forward and not backward.
Marching today was so much more than “women fighting for their right to have an abortion”. I became a Mom at 17. My 6 month old daughter was sitting in the audience of my high school graduation. I COULD have had an abortion, but I chose life and the choice was mine to make. Just as the father had the choice to stay or go. Guess what, he made the wrong one. He still had a choice.
Marching today was so much more than a man saying “mean things”. Yes, Trump has said some pretty terrible things. I’m sure most of us have. But sexual assault is never ok. Thinking women are just pretty faces – never ok.
I took my girls downtown to show them we stand up for what we believe in. We believe in making the right choices, whatever those might be. We believe in equality for everyone. We believe in giving everyone a fair, fighting chance, even immigrants. For those who say “yes, but it needs to be done the right way” do you even know what that means? Have you had to go through that process yourself? Thankfully, one of your ancestors completed that process so you didn’t have to. They fought that fight so you wouldn’t have to. This is AMERICA! And unless you are 100% Native American you come from a family of immigrants. My 5 year old has to deal with this ignorance quite often due to ethnicity. I’ve actually been asked several times if she was adopted or if it was hard getting her into the country. Sickening!
I am not gay but I love people who are. Since when should the government tell us who we can love? Since when did the church and state become one?
So for all of the people who refused to march today because you are closed minded enough to think this was about killing babies, it’s time to step out of the safe bubble you live in and fight. This is much bigger than Trump. Today, we were simply borrowing the signs from our grandmas.