The Women’s March Has Changed History – Here’s Why It Matters

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An estimated 2.5 MILLION women around the world marched this weekend to show their support for diversity and inclusion – and to speak out against the hateful, divisive rhetoric Donald Trump has used.

Marches held in more than 500 US cities were attended by at least 3.3 million people. Outside the US, over 100 international Women’s Marches were held with an estimated attendance of more than 260,000.

“Even using a conservative estimate, it was the single largest day for a demonstration in the US,” experts say. “It was much bigger than I expected and by the time I got home I was really curious if that was happening nationwide or not.”

Almost every state in America hosted a Women’s March. The events ranged from tiny gatherings in small town squares to throngs of more than 750,000 people.

While some of the protesters did destroy property, the vast, vast majority of protesters were totally peaceful.

Congratulations, Ladies and Gentleman! You’re already doing a great job using your voices to speak out for justice!

Shaw has written for USA Today, CNN, Capitol Weekly, Independent Voter Network News, and The Energy Collective. At age 19, she was appointed to the Community Health Commission for the City of Berkeley by Mayor Tom Bates and served on the Mayor's Health Task Force. She acts and models professionally and has performed at Carnegie Hall. Shaw is a native San Franciscan. She studied political economy, public policy, biology, and rhetoric at UC Berkeley, and graduated in 2016. Through reformed education and effective communication, she is interested in making complex concepts accessible to broader audiences in hope of creating a more aware and active world.

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