The Best Protest Signs Seen At The #WomensMarch

The Best Signs Seen At The Women's March

Obviously this isn't from today, I'm just pro-black and I love this pic!

Today millions of women attended the Women's March because many feel we've been insulted, demonized, and threatened by Trump. There were marches in DC, New York, Chicago, Charlotte...you name it women around the country were up in arms protesting our recently elected president. I'll reframe from gassing you up with my political views because that's what my Facebook feed is for.

The march today proved two things: (1) Women can really come together and make powerful statements, (2) We are the masters at creating meme-worthy viral protesting signs. Here's the best signs seen at the Women's March.

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the best signs at the womens march Jordan Middendorf

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It hasn’t even been a week yet and it seems like we’re truly being fucked by this presidency. But! We got through day one starting with this amazing march so here’s to hoping that this will not only spark hope and empathy but ACTION!

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  1. Libby
    January 21, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    I’m part of the 47% of white women that did NOT vote for Trump! I’m shocked and saddened by the amount of women (from all races, religions and backgrounds etc) that did! For me the choice was easy and about nothing more than basic human rights, the preservation of our environment and keeping all the amazing things Obama did for us the past 8 years in tact! He can’t hold us down and today proved that!

    • January 22, 2017 / 1:38 am

      Girl it was white women by a landslide. Don’t pull in the ‘race, religion, and background’ bullshit. When it comes to data like this we def don’t get the same disclaimer when it comes to minority women for example. White women take your L !

      • Anne MacLeod
        January 23, 2017 / 8:35 pm

        Lin- Trump won the election by dividing the people. Please, don’t you do the same thing to those that oppose him. If you do, he wins twice.

        • Pam
          January 24, 2017 / 11:18 am

          I agree so very much with you. I tried to find a place where I could put my thoughts but all I can see your reply places and yours is a good place to start thank you for your statement
          Calling for the 98% Boycott Gorgeous ln Gray, Ty Alexander
          Beauty and lifestyle blog by: Ty Alexander, and any other blogs are post that divide and conquer the 98%.
          This person promotes Hate, and Divide and Conquer. This person promotes
          Ridiculeing people who are one and the same as you are.
          We are the 98% we do not have time to attack each other. The 1% tho small in numbers have all the power, all the wealth, They own everything we don’t have time to play their game any longer if we are going to survive and thrive. Unfortunately it seems at this time in history we are barely able to survive let alone thrive.
          I’m asking all Facebook friends do not promote these sort of Post, or Blogs that divide and conquer.
          We are no longer asleep we are very much awake now. this divide-and-conquer has been going on for centuries we are not children who can be fooled over and over by a sleight-of-hand of hand trick.
          Let us all pledge to block and never promote this trickery again by the 1%, oligarchies, a deceiving lying government, or whoever has great power to influence in negative ways towards any of our brothers and sisters. We are all United from now on the 98% we are united!!! This pledge to unite no more pitting religion against religion, race against race, sex against sex, preference of any sort against any other sort of preference. Show each other respect and love. And sure we’re not going to agree on everything one hundred percent, but make no mistake about it the 1% love to take that Weak Link, THAT Very Weak Link and make it the biggest problem possible.
          And if there is anything dividing us at the very least we should start with the 1% that causes the most problems in our lives, and livelihoods.
          So start at the top 1% let’s bring them down.

          Sad very sad you chose to point out women that did not have a very well-thought-out protest sign over the assholes who made laws about controlling other woman’s body parts.
          I think you’re a man with an ugly agenda.

      • meg
        January 23, 2017 / 11:32 pm

        What I want to know is who were the like 7 black women who voted Trump?!

        • Jamie
          January 24, 2017 / 12:47 pm

          Hiding behind the troll who lied to the people doing the survey?

      • TD
        January 24, 2017 / 2:18 pm

        Word.

    • January 22, 2017 / 2:14 am

      I’m sorry it was more like 60+% making you part of the 30% of white women. That didn’t vote for him..Girl you need to talk to your folks..

      • 47%
        January 23, 2017 / 5:03 pm

        I 100% understand the frustrating. But just like people get upset when white people assume that they are the spokesman for their entire race, I have no ability to talk to “my folks.” The white women who voted for Trump are not my folks. We don’t all get together in a big meeting and decide to screw over minorities. 53% of white women voted for Trump and I swear to God I do not personally know a single one of them.

        I did, however, have a pretty shouty talking to with my friends who voted for Jill Stein, those assholes.

  2. Michelle
    January 21, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    I voted for Trump because I think he is a better candidate than Clinton. Sorry if my democratic choice offends you so much but I am not racist, sexist and all the other bad terms who want to paint us with.

    • Elizabeth
      January 21, 2017 / 9:44 pm

      I’m sorry if my constitutional right to express my fear that Trump is a direct threat to my life and liberty upsets you. You did what you thought you had to do, now step aside an let us do what we need to do to protect ourselves.

      • January 22, 2017 / 8:25 am

        I couldn’t have said that better myself! “STEP ASIDE AND LET US DO WHAT WE NEED TO PROTECT OURSELVES”

        We need to be friends.

      • Primadanna
        January 22, 2017 / 8:52 am

        AMEN! SAY IT AGAIN SISTER! SOMEONE NEEDS TO HEAR THIS!

      • January 22, 2017 / 3:06 pm

        This is everything!

      • January 22, 2017 / 11:57 pm

        perfect response.

      • Judy
        January 23, 2017 / 5:25 am

        Yes!!

    • January 21, 2017 / 10:10 pm

      Do you agree with what Trump has said about how he treats women, and what he has stated about changing reproductive rights? I am being serious I am curious to know what a female Trump supporter feels about this.

    • January 21, 2017 / 10:18 pm

      I don’t think you get to make that assessment when the person you voted for quitr literally stands for everything you said you are against. I also highly question your judgment of qualifications. Twenty+ years of fighting for the rights of women, children, and really all Americans including serving as legal counsel for those who cannot afford it certaibly embodies qualified quite a bit more than 6 bankruptcies and building a business empire by refusing to pay people for contracted services by threatening to keep them tied up in courts for years and bankrupting them. You don’t get to say you’re one thing when your actions are so perplexing.

      • Meme
        January 22, 2017 / 2:19 am

        Amen!!

    • Megan
      January 21, 2017 / 10:31 pm

      Michelle, I think the biggest issue many of us non-Trump voters take is that while you are not a racist, sexist, bigot, you still voted for one. You helped put a racist, sexist, bigot in power. And now he’s giving power to other racist, sexist, bigots.

      • Monica Lisa Johnson
        January 22, 2017 / 3:12 pm

        Perfectly stated!

      • Dolores Wiener
        January 22, 2017 / 3:58 pm

        Megan, that’s a brilliant response and I hope you don’t mind my using it when responding to the many misguided and ignorant Trump voters. I guess ignorance for some is still bliss! I spoke to a gent today that voted for Trump and said he liked his crotch grabbing because he often feels like doing it himself! That should give us a clear picture of the mentality of some the men that voted for Trump. No doubt Trump’s supporters will applaud him for his honesty! Fasten your seat belts America, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride! I thank G-d from the bottom of my heart that I recovered from a serious bladder infection that had me bedridden for 2 weeks in time to join the millions of Women, men and children that marched in solidarity throughout the world. No matter how much danger we’re in with a loose cannon president, it felt good to be with millions of people of like mind and it offered hope.

      • January 22, 2017 / 4:15 pm

        Love this ,you are so right Megan

      • January 22, 2017 / 8:58 pm

        Your absoutely right Megan
        Michelle voted for him, now has an excuse
        Just know thus Michelle his feelings about women includes you also…….remember your choice

      • Momo
        January 23, 2017 / 5:34 pm

        THIS.

    • January 21, 2017 / 10:34 pm

      There were other options besides Trump. Also you didn’t have to vote. As we see the popular vote did not matter anyways. Just because you don’t like one person doesn’t mean you have to support their biggest opponent, especially when that other person openly dedicates on your own gender. Maybe you haven’t had to endure the hardships of having your opposite sex belittle your worth or maybe it the freak in you. Either way, think outside of yourself.

      • Kate
        January 23, 2017 / 11:37 pm

        “maybe it the freak in you” <3

    • Jeanne
      January 21, 2017 / 10:37 pm

      You have every right to be wrong.

      • Susan
        January 23, 2017 / 4:31 am

        Best

    • Kate
      January 21, 2017 / 10:56 pm

      But you are OK with a bigoted misogynist making lots of fun choices for the rest of us. Not all racism is rounding-them-up-for-the-camps, shoot-them-with-the-hoses racism–your particular brand of racism was the not-giving-a-crap variety of racism. Basically, you didn’t care how your choice would affect other women, people of color, refugees, etc.

    • Tiffany
      January 21, 2017 / 11:09 pm

      You don’t get to choose that. You can’t say, Hey I know this man is awful to women and racist but since that doesn’t affect me I don’t care. That unfortunately makes you just the same because you accept racism and hate. You are okay with our president doing it because you are also probably racist. No one wants to be racist but the fact remains that people’s actions will prove otherwise. This includes your vote. “better candidate is a cop out. That’s not a reason why, that’s just what you did. You can’t have your cake and eat it too.

    • Carol
      January 21, 2017 / 11:16 pm

      Check your privilege, because if you voted for trump and say “I’m not racist or sexist”, then clearly you’re so secure in your privilege that you don’t need to worry about being a woman or racially diverse.

      • Lori
        January 22, 2017 / 5:48 pm

        “Check your privilege” that phrase is such bullshit. What do you mean by privilege? You mean the security my family and I enjoy because we worked our asses off for many many years? No one gave me anything because I was white or denied me anything because I am a woman. I earned what you call “my privilege” and yes, I enjoy it; I also share it with those less fortunate and I treat every single person I meet with dignity and respect- which is something people on both sides of the issue could do much better. Calling someone you don’t even know a racist or sexist is just hurtful, ugly and downright stupid. “Check your privilege” give me a break- it’s the phrase of the moment and you are falling right in line with the hateful and divisive ideology that makes it difficult for anyone to advance and succeed. You can vote, you can get birth control, and you can earn as much money as you want…you can do anything- the government can’t (and shouldn’t) fix all our problems and spewing all this hate and vitriol does nothing but bring you and whatever your cause is DOWN. As far as Trump is concerned, he is our president whether you or I like it or not and it is our responsibility as US citizens to always watch and always be aware of what any government official does in & out of office. We are all so incredibly lucky and blessed to live in this beautiful but imperfect *free* country and it’s about time every American thinks about what that really means. Let’s keep marching and working toward a better world for all of us, not just those who agree with us.

        • Ljs
          January 22, 2017 / 9:21 pm

          I am white, and voted for Clinton. That photo is excellent!! And, unfortunately, true. And for Lori above, seriously? You don’t believe in white privilege?? It’s a clear fact how much institutionalized advantage the majority -in any culture- has. It’s not like believing in Santa Claus – it’s an actual truth. But go ahead with your alternative facts.

        • Kori
          January 22, 2017 / 9:47 pm

          You just spent a lot of time and characters explaining how you don’t know what privilege means in this context. Privilege is something your born with that you don’t own and cannot earn. Society bestows it upon you. So “checking” privilege is to ACKNOWLEDGE your advantages and the things you don’t have to worry about that other groups do. Everyone reading this is privileged in one way or another (economically at the very least bc you’re reading this with a phone/computer etc). Our rights are under threat as women, as minorities, as immigrants, as Muslims, as Americans. Trump insulted many groups and promised so many divisive things in his campaign and confirmed those choices by his cabinet and appointments. And you want us to unite under his divisive banner just bc his new house has an American flag on it? No ma’am. We will make our own banner and show Trump and the rest of the people with their head in the sand what we mean.

        • Stacey
          January 22, 2017 / 9:48 pm

          seriously? You really don’t ‘get’ it, do you? And what’s worse is that you don’t even try to understand. So, until you want to figure out what is wrong with your kumbahya bullshit, please, for the love of god, stfu.

        • Thea
          January 22, 2017 / 9:54 pm

          “Check your priviledge” is an invitation to admit that you might not know everything about how someone has lived, and the trials they have faced.

          Yes you have worked, struggled and fought. We all have. But as a white woman you cannot ‘know’ that that someone else hasn’t also fought and struggled. Racism is real and everywhere. It is so easy to admit that whiteness gives us a certain invisibility in this world. That doesn’t mean we haven’t fought. That doesn’t mean it was easy. Imagine, for an instant, that you can check your priviledge and still have a voice in the conversation. Or better, that listening to someone else’s experience is also empowering.

          From a white, cisgendered, bi, poor chick. With love.

          • Momo
            January 23, 2017 / 5:43 pm

            I grew up poor in the Bronx and went to college in Jamaica, Queens. I’m white and didn’t vote for Trump. I’ve had people say to me, “Why are you so white?” and I got called names in school for my paleness (other white people told me I needed a tan, too.) My niece was called white-out and “powder” etc. I was told that I must be rich because I’m white. It is a strange thing growing up being one of a very few white people in a predominantly minority area or going to a predominantly minority school. There’s definitely a lot of preconceived notions. I wasn’t economically privileged. It’s weird to be “in it” and not “in it” because you are part of your environment and social surroundings but you’re still not. I have definitely give thought to how minorities feel being the only minority in a sea of white people. When I lived in Quebec, I felt the shame and distrust that comes from speaking your mother tongue in a place that insists you speak their language and wants to punish you for not doing so, even if you’re talking to your friends and family. I could suddenly sympathize with people in the USA who don’t speak English natively and how they’re attacked for speaking their own language especially in a place where English isn’t even an official language. There’s a lot of privilege, but also because of my skin I didn’t escape all kinds of hardships and sufferings though I am sure it spared me many. I wonder if we can find the common ground there and explore that because I feel I’m in a really unique situation.

        • Dr. D. Johnson-Daniel
          January 22, 2017 / 10:21 pm

          I am sure you said these identical things about President Obama! You did, didn’t you? Yes, my memory is quite intact! And if you didn’t say these same things, HMMMM, may I ask why? No, that’s ok, I am tired of lies~
          And about privilege, you don’t know the difference because you don’t know what it feels like NOT TO HAVE IT!

        • Cat
          January 22, 2017 / 11:26 pm

          Here’s the thing about checking your privilege. It means knowing that because you are white you AUTOMATICALLY got a step up. Sure you worked for what you have, so did many others who worked harder and may be more qualified. However just on the basis of you being white you have a higher chance of being hired and respected. Checking your privilege does not mean you did something wrong by being a white woman, it simply means you understand that this country inherently favors you and that is unfair. It’s not about being defensive, it’s about saying, ‘Hey! Why do you listen to me but not them?’ It’s about using your privilege to give voice to those that don’t have it.

          • Momo
            January 23, 2017 / 5:51 pm

            I like this description but I’ve read stuff online where black women or other minorities really do not seem to want white people speaking up for them, like we are the “white knights” (pun not intended but it works, I guess). I really want to make a positive difference but I don’t want to seem disrespectful, like I am usurping someone’s own power to speak for themselves. How can I do that as a white woman?

        • Kristen
          January 23, 2017 / 12:24 am

          Lori, your privilege dates back to a time long before you were born. To the birth of America… and even before that! Privilege is not a choice. We do not choose which communities we are born into, how successful our parents are, whether we even know our parents… We also do not choose the color of our skin. As we know, people of color did not have equal rights when this country began. They were enslaved, looked down upon, disrespected, and often forgotten. That led to generations of underprivileged children of color who struggled to find ways to support themselves and their families when their government and neighbors neglected them. And that brings us back to you and I. As white women, we are part of a long history of privilege in this country based on our skin color, whether we like it or not. In order to move toward acceptance and equality for POC, we have to stop denying that we have privileges that POC aren’t born with. I am so glad you work hard– this country needs hard working women! We should all work hard. But hard work can only get people of color so far, when they don’t have the same privileges as you and I.

        • Madeleine
          January 23, 2017 / 1:25 am

          Yesss ✊

        • shatterdale
          January 23, 2017 / 6:49 am

          “I earned what you call “my privilege””

          Except that’s not how privilege works. Privilege is, simply put, the luxury of being judged on your merits. Which yes, is a privilege, even though white people like us are told it’s how things are for everyone.

        • Jennifer
          January 23, 2017 / 7:17 am

          Excellently said Lori.

        • Danni
          January 23, 2017 / 8:39 am

          Denying the existence of white privilege, racism, and sexism is the epitome of the definition of white privilege. You’re delusional if you think that minorities, particularly black people, have equal access to education, employment, housing, clean drinking water, etc., etc. No one denies the importance of hard work; however, how can I show my ability to work hard if I can’t get the job, or I’m forced to attend a substandard school, or I’m combating poison from my tainted drinking water. Your denial of racism, sexism, and privilege is just as bad as the acts themselves. You might want to jump down from that high horse that your white privilege allows you to afford.

        • serena
          January 23, 2017 / 9:59 am

          if you are white, you are enjoying privilege, whether you are aware of it or not. privilege is not the wealth you enjoy from your hard work, privilege is being able to walk into every room WITHOUT black or brown skin and get treated differently/better. I say this as a white woman who is very aware of my own privilege.
          the way it is easiest for me to feel it: I imagine my daily activities and add “how would that have gone down if I was not white?” your not being aware of your privilege is part of your racism. I am not trying to be hurtful and I am not saying this with vitriol at all. try this exercise for one day (at work, at grocery store, in line, in traffic, with your boss) and maybe it will be more obvious, but if its not, try it again and again, because believe me, it is REAL.

        • January 23, 2017 / 11:47 am

          Yes, I as a middle class white woman have those privileges. But what about the other women who don’t? There’s this rhetoric about “pulling oneself up by the bootstraps,” but what about when the straps aren’t there? I’m so glad you were able to pull yourself out of a horrible life and work your ass off to gain privileges. But the fact you were able to do that at all is considered a privilege, and many people don’t have the opportunity to get to the starting point.

        • Sian
          January 23, 2017 / 11:54 am

          Hi, Lori. You seem to be having trouble grasping the concept of privilege. I don’t normally do this, but allow me to help you understand what it really means. Privilege is not the daily grind that we all go through. We all have to work, pay bills, eat, be healthy, and try to have a good and fulfilling life. Everyone goes through the struggle of life, and that is not privilege.

          Here’s privilege. When you get pulled over by cops, are you ever that you might not make it home safely if that cop is having a bad day? Do you get nervous at the sight of a police car? Do you have to train your children on the ways of speaking to a police officer so they won’t get hurt and make it home safely? Are you ever worried that if you call the coos that they might make the situation worse? Hmm, those are very police-centric, let’s try another direction.

          You’re a woman. Chances are, you already know you make 88 cents to every man’s dollar. Do you know how much Black women make compared to a white man’s dollar? How about Latinas or Asian women? Do you work with people of color? Do you talk to them? Do you watch them talk to each other? Do you know what code switching is? But, you might not work outside of the home. Let’s try again.

          Are there any people of color in your neighborhood? Do you talk to them? Have you ever had dinner with them? Have you been inside their home? Let’s talk about the kids now.

          Is there a school in your neighborhood? Is it a good school or bad school? Do your children go to that school? If they don’t, do you drop them off at another school?

          I really could go on and on. Here is my point. As a white woman, you have the privilege of living your life without ever interacting with people of color. As a person of color, I don’t have that luxury. I have to know how to navigate white spaces. In order to make white people comfortable with me being there, I have to modify myself. I can’t be me. You can be you anywhere and be accepted as you.

          The funny thing is, as I modify myself, I become a token black person. “Oh, you’re so well spoken. You’re not what I imagined you to be.” These are statements I hear on a daily basis because heaven forbid a black woman be composed, poised, and graceful. That, dear Lori, is privilege. So, I hope the next time you attempt to say that you don’t understand privilege, you think about these words and try to see the world from another person’s point of view.

        • Lisa Wilson
          January 23, 2017 / 12:25 pm

          Go easy, Lori, because right now, about 65 % of us are not feeling “incredibly lucky and blessed.” In fact, some are feeling terrified and on the brink of hell, as we watch the gains of 50 years slip away. So please consider that, perhaps, being white gave you that high horse you’re sitting on, along with the privilege you “earned” to judge other lives that, apparently, you can’t even imagine. Slow down. Look beyond your good luck and beautiful freedom. Pay attention to WHAT is being said instead of getting pissed about HOW it’s being said. Then have a think about the “us” you claim to be in agreement with. Then resume marching.

          • Anne MacLeod
            January 23, 2017 / 8:49 pm

            I am a white Canadian woman but all women should get into this discussion. I am very aware of the fact that, being white, even in our more multicultural country, I have chances that other groups don’t have. But dwelling over and over on white privilege is a very divisive way of dealing with the problem. Let’s just say there is white privilege but making it a divisive issue among women is not going to help bring equality. If we wish to succeed as women, we have to stick together.

        • Susan Sabo
          January 23, 2017 / 1:31 pm

          It’s so frustrating to me that so many white people still won’t bother to learn about our privilege. I always see these comments that “nothing was every given to me” and “I had to work my ass off.”

          White privilege goes so far beyond what you’ve stated that it doesn’t even belong in the same sentence. I can understand the misunderstanding, but I cannot accept or condone or forgive it any longer.

          Please do yourself a huge service by reading about what white privilege really is. If you keep an open mind, it might open your heart to what these women are saying.

        • Molly
          January 23, 2017 / 2:47 pm

          The privilege has nothing to do with what you have earned. You are absolutely right that you are entitled to what you earned and there will not be equality of outcome for everyone.

          Privilege is about the equality of opportunity. It is about seeing people that look like you in positions of leadership, success and opportunity. It is about turning on the tv or opening a magazine and seeing people that look like you. It is about being only a few generations removed from ancestors who endured slavery and then Jim Crow oppression or immigrating here with parents who give up all of their education and credentials for a better life for their children.

          You are absolutely correct that most people *can* vote, work, attend school, etc. However, it is also true that doing so has many more challenges and burdens for some than for others.

          By the way, I’m not in any way suggesting you are racist or that you weren’t right to exercise your vote for the candidate you believe in most. I’m just hoping that you might consider that as a nation, we still have some work to do. While I agree that check your privilege has become a meme, I do personally believe that white privilege is real.

        • Susan Lawrence
          January 23, 2017 / 2:48 pm

          Lori, sadly you are not necessarily correct when you say “you can vote, you can get birth control, and you can earn as much money as you want.” Perhaps for some American women these statements are close to truth. But many more, even today, face limitations due to our gender, social class, and especially race and ethnicity. Do you understand how the world works — the educational opportunities some have had and others have been denied? the extra vulnerability to police harassment and incarceration that a black American has? the lack of access to health care that can derail anyone’s most optimistic life plans? These limitations promise to get worse, and affect more of us, as the policies Trump has promoted become law. Perhaps you did not find his demeaning of women, Mexicans, “inner city” people, and disabled people to be a deal breaker as regards your casting of your vote. Sure, it is your right to consider a candidate’s personal behavior to be irrelevant. In this case, however, be aware that many of us see a correlation between his dismissiveness toward so many of us and policies he is already pursuing!) that will take our freedoms away.

    • Gabi
      January 21, 2017 / 11:16 pm

      Girl yes you are racist, sexist, and you voted against your own interests but whatevs?

    • Jenn Giles
      January 21, 2017 / 11:25 pm

      Michelle, nobody votes for the person they think is the worse candidate. So that was a non-answer. The question is WHY – in what way is he better? He has no experience with foreign diplomacy, or any in government at all. He’s been bankrupt at least four times, so the argument that he’s a good businessman does not fly with me – I don’t want our country run the way he runs his companies! Lastly, if you say you are not sexist or racist or xenophobic or anything, I believe you – however, voting for Trump tells us that even if you aren’t, you feel ok about having people who are be in charge of our government and in many ways our lives.

      • Danielle
        January 22, 2017 / 12:39 am

        Right on with that answer. My mother-in-law is a Hispanic and voted for him because she thinks he’ll crack down on illegals. I’m confused. I think she actually believes there is a wave of dangerous rapists pouring over the border like she hears watching Fox News. But it’s so weird to me because she also hires illegals – to clean her house and manage her yard. I think maybe a combination of getting old and watching Faux News has her believing in crap.

    • Sarah
      January 21, 2017 / 11:29 pm

      You may not be, but Donald Trump is. Sorry if the reality offends you so much.

    • January 22, 2017 / 1:01 am

      Girl. You voted for a blatant racist, sexist, homophobic, islamophobic, xenophobic, admitted and unrepentant sexual predator. Don’t hide from the mirror sis. You condoned it. You think it is okay for a person with this lack of values and human decency to be the most powerful position in the planet. Maybe that doesn’t make you a racist, but it definitely makes you a supporter of one. And that is essentially the same damn thing.

    • January 22, 2017 / 1:10 am

      Girl. You voted for a blatant racist, sexist, homophobic, islamophobic, xenophobic, admitted and unrepentant sexual predator. Don’t hide from the mirror sis. Instead of writing posts looking for reprieve from the fact that you are in fact racist and sexist– think authentically about what you have sanctioned. Then, if the violence you have inflicted on our planet is counter to the human you want to be, try to find ways to mitigate the harm you have helped to cause. Read a book, respectfully engage the people you have endangered and try to understand what you have done, learn something about why this vote was so detrimental to global safety. Then, donate your time, money, resources to fighting the regime you have helped to install.

      Here are the facts sis: With your vote you condoned and supported the eradication of human rights for millions of people and families. With your vote you condoned and supported a man who has selected dangerous white supremacists to erode the fabric of this country’s commitment to liberty and justice for all.
      Maybe that doesn’t make you a racist, but it definitely makes you a supporter of one. And that is essentially the same damn thing.

    • Lori
      January 22, 2017 / 1:31 am

      Oh, thank goodness!!!! I was worried. Im glad you made sure a bunch a strangers knew you weren’t any of those bad things. But we do know you are ok backing someone who is, which is every bit as bad.

    • Deirdre
      January 22, 2017 / 1:34 am

      I have a difficult time understanding how a vote for Trump wasn’t a racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic, and generally bigoted act. You knew these things were part of the package, and chose to put them in the White House. Add to that the fact that much dislike of HRC was due to a sexist decades-long smear campaign of misinformation since she dared to be more than a traditional First Lady, and there is even more sexism in your vote. Please think hard about the choice you made, and then go forward trying to undo the damage that has been done. Please.

    • Paula F.
      January 22, 2017 / 3:03 am

      You’ve got to be kidding. You cannot feel offended that ppl calls you racist, sexist, etc. If you priorize his (unprovable) political “skills” over his EVIDENT hate towards certain groups and minorities and his disregard for these groups’ rights and wellbeing. The least you can be defined as is racist and sexist. YOU are the one offended bc you are called that? And you complain bc ppl feel offended that you voted for a candidate that threatens their rights??? As I said you have to be f*cking kidding!!

    • Sandra
      January 22, 2017 / 3:48 am

      Michelle, you are absolutely entitled to your own vote and to voice your opinion. Contrary to what it seems like everyone else who commented on your post believes, you are also a citizen of this same democracy and possess those rights.

      The comments on this post have just proven to me one of the biggest problems in this country. People on both sides of the political spectrum lack respect for one another and lack empathy and understanding. While many of the commenters here are empathetic and caring of the fully valid fear and concern of groups that have been discriminated against as a result of Trump’s campaign, they are completely closed off to hearing the voices of the other approximately half of Americans that, I assume we all believe, are NOT all racist, homophobic, and sexist. 42% of women voted for Trump. 29% of hispanics/latinos. Muslims voted for Trump, black people voted for Trump. Sure, not the majority, but significant numbers. And while there are certainly bigots in this country, I think it’s quite a big stretch to say that almost half of our country are bigots. Many, many people, mostly those living in the middle of our country, but people all over the USA, have felt unheard and ignored these past 8 years. And they’re not just rich, white men. People who have families and needs like everyone else, and who are angry and upset with their current situations. The fact that these people have not been heard (by people like the those commenting here and people in Washington) is precisely the reason that Trump got elected. He listened to those people and appealed to them. Being blind to the imperfections of BOTH candidates in this election is just that, blindness. While behavior and words and campaign strategies are certainly important and powerful and important to consider, policies are just as powerful and can affect the state of the country just as much. People are entitled to opinions and policies on both sides, and people are also entitled to their own weightings of the relative importance of different parts of different platforms.

      So Michelle, I (unlike these other commenters) do believe that you may very well not be racist, sexist, etc. And you did your civic duty and voted in this democratic election. However, I will just say that, just as you would hope that people are understanding of your choice and will listen to you, you should try your best to understand where the other side comes from and where their fears and anger may come from, and why they made the choice they made. But the anger and complete lack of openness to discourse and understanding and empathy displayed here is extremely dismaying. Open, caring discussion is the way forward. The discussion displayed here thus far is neither.

    • Tasha
      January 22, 2017 / 6:40 am

      That’s not an educated answer

    • Thebeez
      January 22, 2017 / 9:42 am

      See here’s the thing. When you go so far as using your vote to support a racist, homophobic, misogynistic, rude, vile human being by default what you are Saying is, “This man speaks for me, I agree with his beliefs and his agenda.” You absolutely have a right to vote for whomever you wish but please do not behave as if you are confused about what it means. This mans political platform was one of division and exclusion. You believe in that, you support that and it’s a damn shame.

    • January 22, 2017 / 10:23 am

      Why do you think that though?

    • Kathy
      January 22, 2017 / 12:31 pm

      No, just low self esteem.

    • Francesca M Austin
      January 22, 2017 / 2:08 pm

      But by your vote you PROMOTED these things. Not to mention ALTERNATIVE FACTS.

    • tm
      January 22, 2017 / 5:54 pm

      If you admit to voting for Trump, all those who didn’t won’t be able to let you state it in peace. However, those who didn’t vote for Trump can continue to point out how aweful he is. While this is true, the other option was no better. A laundry list of terrible things can be said of her as well, but none of you want to discuss that.

      • Megan
        January 22, 2017 / 10:33 pm

        There were third party options.

      • January 23, 2017 / 7:58 am

        ARE YOU JOKING. The reason why trump is hated aside from all the things we already know, is because his ENTIRE PLATFORM AND RUNNING FOR OFFICE IS BASED OFF OF HATE AND ABUSE! His hate for people of color, women, children, mentally disabled, AND EVERYTHING THAT IS NOT AN ABLEBODIED WHITE CISGENDER MALE. You talking about HILARY is continuing his speech of hate because you have NOTHING else to talk about! Shut up and know things he wants to do and is going to do, which is hurt people! It’s disgraceful that anyone stands up for him. You are no good. I think you and all “those” people who think like him need to get deported and bring in all the people who want to live here to work, learn, live and love. simple

        • reikigirl75
          January 24, 2017 / 5:20 am

          Do you remember English class when we had to distinguish fact from opinions? You say Trump distorts the truth and now you guys list opinions as “facts ”

          “his entire platform is based off hate and abuse. his hate for people of color, women, children ..” and so on ..

          First off the author said she would like to really know why some voted for Trump, now someone replies and then everyone jumps on her.
          I personally did *not* vote for Trump.. but I didn’t vote for HRC either and would never. As a vegan and Animal Rights activist, the TPP was the biggest threat to the animals and to actvists like myself .. we are talking about BILLIONS of animals (literally) soooo I may be unique here (and no Trump doesnt care about Environment) but it was a borrowed benefit of the eradication of TPP proposal. Caring for animals is a form of feminism if you haven’t heard.. we must love Mother Earth and all creatures here!! Now wake up and stop causing more division and listen to what other people say as to THEIR reasons – which after all was the question.

      • Lisa Wilson
        January 23, 2017 / 12:50 pm

        Please pay attention to the truth. While HRC certainly had some dirty laundry, at least she collected it in a fifty year career devoted to public service, and was cleared by nations security agencies.
        DJT is surrounded by the filth of fifty years of narcissistic self-enrichment. Besides his famous collection of “isms” He’s lied to the American People, ignored the constitution, and is under investigation for his financial connections and bizarre reverence for an enemy of the state.
        There is NO comparison. There is NO equivalence. There is only the effect of twenty years of right wing resentment and manipulation.
        And Yes! I want to discuss it. Any time.

    • Keith
      January 22, 2017 / 6:47 pm

      You need a better method of analysis before you vote next time. He is a racist, but you don’t care because he’s not racist to you. He is a misogynist, but you didn’t care either. He’s despicable pussy grabber, but that isn’t repugnant to you. And he is a blatant liar, for which that is okay to you. If you voted for him, you just have him a bigger platform to do it. Don’t twist your thoughts because your vote is allowing him to do what he’s doing.

    • Olive
      January 22, 2017 / 7:47 pm

      All you people hating on michelle for sharing her views is what’s wrong with the world. You people think you are in the right and michelle is wrong. Who are you that you think you have the right to say michelle’s views are wrong. It’s 2017. Let people think what they want without receiving hate for it.

      • Tish
        January 22, 2017 / 11:47 pm

        Agree.

      • January 23, 2017 / 2:13 am

        Who’s hating? This whole post is about the women’s March, which does not support Trump. She chose to comment and we’re asking for clarification on her decision. Surely, both of you can’t be surprised.
        Cheryl recently posted..The Best Protest Signs Seen At The #WomensMarchMy Profile

      • Naomi
        January 23, 2017 / 7:36 am

        Olive, people holding Michelle responsibility for her actions is not what’s wrong with the world. What’s wrong with the world is that people like Michelle and I’m guessing you, ignore the consequences of their choices. Which cannot be allowed when those choices effect millions of people. You didn’t just vote for Trump, you voted for a platform of hate and for politicians who have been bought by corporations who do not care about humanity.

        Frankly, a vote for Trump was a vote against humanity, because he doesn’t believe in climate change which means he won’t be putting work into saving our planet for future generations, he doesn’t believe in universal healthcare which means people will once again suffer and even die because they’re too afraid to seek medical attention. You voted against women because he doesn’t believe in a woman’s right to choose, but he also does not believe in affordable birth control. Or, any reproductive right. You voted against POC, because he is heavily backed by racists, stood on a very racist platform and has suggested such nazi like policies like registration and communist like policies like wall building. You voted against water warriors as he is a supporter of oil pipelines even close to sustainable clean water. I can literally continue on why a vote for Trump and support for him is equal to turning your back on your planet and all humanity.

        I, for one, will never let someone think what they like in peace when their thoughts are negative and harmful for the rest of the country. Get on the right side of history before it is too late.

    • Tamira
      January 22, 2017 / 8:16 pm

      Hi Michelle,

      Could you elaborate a bit further what your thought process was when you considered to vote for Trump? Aside from you thinking that he was a stronger candidate, what did you think he’d have to offer in comparison to Hilary?

      Thanks!

      • Susan
        January 23, 2017 / 6:12 am

        Yes.

    • Dr. D. Johnson-Daniel
      January 22, 2017 / 10:11 pm

      Talk to the wives of coalminer’s who died of black lung disease and those who are now suffering. They, too, voted for Trump and believed the hype. Now, no insurance, etc., etc. Just wait until it hits you personally; we will talk then! Best of luck~?

    • January 23, 2017 / 2:07 am

      But, you haven’t told us why. What makes him a better candidate?

    • Marg
      January 23, 2017 / 5:56 am

      But you didn’t answer the question. Why? Why do you think he is better?

    • Alex
      January 23, 2017 / 8:40 am

      FYI you can’t just say your racism away, it’s your acts that count. You voted in a racist who has an affinity for “alternative facts” so you are at a deficit. And yes the candidate you chose did offend me and thank you for apologizing for him, it must have been a very difficult choice for you.

    • Andrea
      January 23, 2017 / 10:08 am

      A good analogy/response I heard somewhere went something like this:

      If one has to sleep next to pigs* (for whatever reason–homelessness, they wanted to try something new, or they really like pigs–it doesn’t really matter, does it?), when that person gets up in the morning hoping they never have do THAT again, they shouldn’t complain when people tell them they smell a little of pig shit. Most people are doing so as a courtesy in case they couldn’t smell it, that way they could help themselves by washing up a bit.

      *I mean no offense to the literal animal here, being very intelligent indeed

    • January 23, 2017 / 10:25 am

      Saying he was the better candidate makes no sense when you could have been bias

    • Sarah C.
      January 23, 2017 / 12:06 pm

      You may not be a racist or sexist but that certainly wasn’t a deal breaker for you, which speaks volumes.

    • Ana
      January 23, 2017 / 4:51 pm

      You could have voted for Jill Stein…

    • Valerie
      January 24, 2017 / 12:52 pm

      Trump is “racist, sexist and all the other bad terms” and that was not a deal breaker for people who voted for him. I find that deeply disturbing. (BTW, I’m white and over 60.) His voters participated in/chose his racism, sexism, etc. and they have to own it now. This isn’t dinner at a Chinese restaurant, where you can take one from Column A and none from Column B. After Bernie was pushed out of the primaries, I voted for Hillary knowing I’d have to be “in the streets” on some issues, but also knowing that she was the more qualified candidate, who was going to be better on many issues, especially domestic (pre-existing conditions, anyone?).

    • Miles Long
      January 24, 2017 / 2:39 pm

      But you voted for a candidate who represents every thing t you just said you were not.. do you see the irony in that.. he is all that. So birds of Azerbaijan feather..

  3. jed
    January 21, 2017 / 9:42 pm

    Yea but no, Michelle. Actually? You are exactly all of those things, and more: Including foul and disgusting. Shame on you.

    • Hillary
      January 22, 2017 / 3:18 pm

      Why is she foul and disgusting, Jed? Because she is a woman? You misogynistic pig.

  4. Clarice
    January 21, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    Michelle, you may not identify as a racist or sexist person, but by giving your vote to someone who is, you supported racism and sexism. You voted for a man who proudly admitted to sexually assaulting women over the first female president. It’s as simple as that.

  5. Rachel
    January 21, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    You so sure about that? Because I among with many other non-white, LGBTQ+, and non-christian people are feeling very attacked right now due to your democratic choice.

    You clearly don’t care about them.

  6. January 21, 2017 / 10:21 pm

    Thank you! Great selection of pics and a great combo of inspiring, humorous and biting commentary. ?

    I am a white woman in CA. Though I and everyone I know did not vote for him, I know white folks have a lot of work cut out for us. Some of these pics just make it even clearer. I look forward to reading more of your work.

  7. January 21, 2017 / 10:25 pm

    If you want change, you have to work for it. Just showing up on election day is not enough. I think a lot of people just got serious about change.

    • January 23, 2017 / 12:52 am

      this, no matter who was in office we would have to assemble to let our voices be heard, we just have to have bigger assemblies and bullhorns to get our point across now.
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  8. Nutella Clitoris
    January 21, 2017 / 11:19 pm

    If you’ve ever read Animal Farm… Mollie the Horse represents the 53% of white women that voted for Trump. White male privilege sounds fantastic when you are married to it…

    • Kim
      January 22, 2017 / 10:06 am

      Nutella Clitoris? Really? Two of my favorite things! Love it

    • Just Jenn
      January 22, 2017 / 5:36 pm

      Ha! That comparison is spot on. You win the Internet today.

  9. MarPhillia
    January 22, 2017 / 12:42 am

    I loooooove all of you and wish I could like everyone’s comment…. except Michelle. Great Job today ladies!!! #NoTrump #ifYouSayYes #YouAREracistbigothomophobic

  10. January 22, 2017 / 1:09 am

    I’m certain that the white women at the march did not vote for trump.

  11. Casey B.
    January 22, 2017 / 2:26 am

    My friend and her husband took the combover joke and had a sign that said: “We must overcomb Donald Trump’s presidency or there will be hell toupeé”

  12. Hailee Pasatiempo
    January 22, 2017 / 3:50 am

    I have an honest question and it’s something that really does bother me why the divide of race for this women’s March? If we truly want to show the opposers that we will not back down we need to start first by not bickering with in ourselves and having respect on a common ground every single woman doesn’t matter race, religion, sexual orientation had a right to be there and it’s honestly makes me extremely sad seeing signs that suggest otherwise, that your not welcome if your white. The fighting between who deserves more recognition and support because of the color of their skin, I understand that some ethnic backgrounds have been oppressed and they have every right to be angry. I myself am mixed but why in the time where we need to band together and hold true and love one another do we create this segregation. I will stand and support my family regardless of color but if they will not do the same for me just because I am a little bit lighter skin than they I see a really big problem. During the women’s March every woman was fighting for their rights as what they are women, every single one of them deserved to be there and feel safety and support by their fellow marchers.

  13. Love > Hate
    January 22, 2017 / 4:27 am

    Whew! I dont think Michelle deserves all the hate you all are throwing her way.. While I wont argue she most likely has lived a privileged life.. She dose not deserve your hateful judgments towards her. The author of this article ask for white women to express why they voted for Trump.. Then everyone goes on the attack… I find that to be incredibly immature and very parallel to that of the 45th POTUS. Congratulations on being hypocritical. Her and many people I know genuinely believe in Trump over Hillary. Personally i couldnt come to supporting either of these two evils who do not represent what i believe in.

    • reikigirl75
      January 24, 2017 / 5:25 am

      Yes.. just said the same thing all the way up..

  14. Lovie Bernard
    January 22, 2017 / 4:53 am

    I feel we as women should stand together, i think it is our turn to step up and take our rightful places.These men have messed us around far too long. And look at the world today. Our purpose here on planet is to love and help somebody. Whatever color your skin is wont stop cancer,rape, etc. In a country where were all immigrants basically. Do you know how it feels to be treated badly because of the color of your skin. If not u have nuthin to say til you’ve walked in our shoes. We have worked just as hard as any one else. America as i see it our gang bangers they take what they want along with others. We as women must love on each other, i love Sistahs but i need me some other nationality friends. Versatility, love,understanding is what we need. PEACE LADIES WE ARE WOMAN LETS SOAR

  15. Libya Hondorus Syria New Cold War y'all
    January 22, 2017 / 5:37 am

    I did not vote for Trump, and I personally would be doing waaay better if Hillary were POTUS now, but if you consider her foreign policy positions past and present, you will realize that there are even less privileged people in this world who would suffer and die under a Clinton administration for American imperialism. And maybe 5% of these protestors would have given a shit about any of it if Trump hadn’t won. Who knows if Trump will be better on foreign policy, but it is a shame that America women (especially the most privileged white women) rarely make a stand for the innocent women and children at the mercy of our military industrial complex.

  16. Jul
    January 22, 2017 / 7:19 am

    I think if the white women who opposed Trump were able to influence the white women who did vote for Trump, they would have. If they could have, dont you think they would have kept Trump from getting elected?

    Some people might interpret this along the lines of an empty “not all white people,” protest, but some statements fairly elicit that response. To me, it seems like a jab intended to inject white guilt.

    If Im missing the substance of the message, I invite the input of others.

  17. SRodriguez
    January 22, 2017 / 7:27 am

    I am a white woman who did not vote for Trump. While I can appreciate the comment about the feminist movement being built on the backs of women of color, I have no first hand knowledge or experience of that, because I haven’t taken up many women’s issues and until recently. I believe I was in denial about how bad it still is for women. My understanding is shifting. This seems like a good issue to discuss at length in an open forum with feminists of all races. However, when I read signs and memes like this it hurts, and discourages me. I could get passed the pain and discomfort, I have thick skin, but it alienates me from the cause. Maybe that is the effect it is supposed to have, but that seems counter-productive to me, and a lot like a tactic our male oppressors would approve of or employ. Of all the issues, on you ONE SIGN, why would you chose a message that devides rather than unites?

  18. Ashley
    January 22, 2017 / 7:29 am

    Remember that we are supposed to be united. If you want to incite change you inspire and work together. Telling someone who they are without actually talking with them(i.e. Someone who voted for trump) is just as bad as them stereotyping you based on your gender, who you love or the color of your skin. Making someone feel belittled because they voted for trump builds the wall between us bigger and makes them defensive and unwilling to learn how others have been feeling during this election and why many are scared for their safety. We need to stick together and learn to understand why our fellow Americans voted for trump to help us all stand together in the future and fight for EVERYONE. Arguments build walls, decussion and learning creates change.

  19. Nonwhitemale
    January 22, 2017 / 7:37 am

    Such foot stomping.
    For some people it boiled down to:
    -do I want to be forced into paying more for health insurance
    -do I feel minimum wage should be raised
    -do I feel college should be free

    Trumps an idiot and probably all the other terrible things people say he is. But I’m not going to vote for someone whose policies are exactly opposite of what I believe. Also, didn’t vote, in CO and it was going to Hilary anyways

  20. Susie
    January 22, 2017 / 9:48 am

    I’m an old white woman and I voted for Hilary!!!!!

  21. Sal
    January 22, 2017 / 10:08 am

    The conversation between Sarah, Keka, Kathy, and yourself on your Facebook is giving me life and illumination. Thank you all.

  22. John Hinkle
    January 22, 2017 / 10:19 am

    Hmmmm let’s see. Bill Clinton was a rapist. Bush and Obama were war criminal murderers…. Hillarry Clinton was a gleeful murderer. Where were these women when children were being slaughtered in 7 different countries while weddings were being drone bombed by Obama?

    According to President Carter, We don’t live in a Democracy. We live in an oligarchy. These ‘presidents’ are all just puppets. Red and Blue are just two different colored wings of the same bird. All the anger and hate being spewed is just distracting you so you keep serving the .01 percent that own you.

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  23. M
    January 22, 2017 / 1:02 pm

    I am part of the 47% that did not get brainwashed. I still can not believe that people, specifically women, can take the hateful things this reality TV star says and decide that his ideas would be a good base to build up our nation. It is clear as day that these women are stuck in some androcentric ideology, most likely instilled in them by privileged men who “take care of them.” What people need to realize is that we will all fall victim to this hate no matter who we voted for. Your money and materials won’t save you, noone will care where your vote landed. if the nation suffers, we all suffer. Just start to realize that you may have voted against your own rights just because you are surrounded and manipulated by privilege. Open up your eyes to reality and start making a change for the better.

  24. Em
    January 22, 2017 / 1:30 pm

    I am part of the 47% that did not get brainwashed. I still can not believe that people, specifically women, can take the hateful things this reality TV star says and decide that his ideas would be a good base to build up our nation. It is clear as day that these women are stuck in some androcentric ideology, most likely instilled in them by privileged men who “take care of them.” What people need to realize is that we will all fall victim to this hate no matter who we voted for. Your money and materials won’t save you, noone will care where your vote landed. if the nation suffers, we all suffer. Just start to realize that you may have voted against your own rights just because you are surrounded and manipulated by privilege. Open up your eyes to reality and start making a change for the better.

  25. Tass
    January 22, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    Women are their own worst enemy. They basically all hate each other and compete against each other. And then blame all their problems on men and patriarchy.

    • January 23, 2017 / 6:58 am

      There it is truth…

    • Rachel
      January 23, 2017 / 9:20 am

      Brilliant. Which is precisely why the exact women screaming for change, will never be taken seriously.

  26. Akka
    January 22, 2017 / 5:01 pm

    For shame…. seriously.. you’re a talented spin doctor, who is deflating the nation with more racist garbage. America has become just another banana republic in the hands of the C.I.A.
    Good luck over there when it get’s real.

  27. January 22, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    Nice read. Keep up the fight and keep opening all of our eyes. Even our activism needs activism. Thank you.

  28. Meagan
    January 22, 2017 / 5:58 pm

    I think everyone is entitled to their opinion and just because Michelle voted for Trump others should not shame her for it or call her names for having different beliefs than their own. I personally did not vote for Trump, but I would also never label or judge someone for thinking different than I. Calling others racist and sexist does not get anything done…it just proves you are no better than Trump calling other names and shaming them for things. He could end up being great for this country as job growth is already evident with Ford cancelling a $1 billion Mexican factory to do an extension to their American factory, Amazon saying they are going to create 100,000 American jobs, fiat Chrystler saying they’re going to invest $1 billion in America ,and Ali Baba saying they will work to make American jobs. Just because someone supports Trump does not mean they support everything he stands for, but maybe believe he can do things to help America.

    • Sandra
      January 23, 2017 / 12:36 am

      Amen!!

    • January 23, 2017 / 4:03 am

      Once we know the deal that Trump is making to get these jobs “back”, then let’s evaluate whether it is good or not. #ArtOfTheDeal

    • Christa
      January 23, 2017 / 6:58 am

      Amen

    • Lisa Wilson
      January 23, 2017 / 1:24 pm

      Those prospective–not confirmed–jobs would have come through any of the eighteen primary candidates and be added to the eight years of job growth under Obama. DJT just added the wall, white supremacy, and permission to assault women. So that’s what Trump voters supported. And showing people how their votes support his racism and misogyny actually does help “get things done” as people begin to understand the consequences of their actions. That’s how we learn. That’s how we change.

  29. Whitney
    January 22, 2017 / 6:01 pm

    I don’t think there is a need to attack or put anybody down. Everyone should have a say and have the right to vote for whomever they see fit. This is exactly why women advocated for the right to vote in the 1960’s, so every women could vote not just some. However, I think what we need to do is inform people on the system and how it is working for and AGAINST people from all walks of life. Love over disdain. Love over fear. Love over hate.

  30. Kellie
    January 22, 2017 / 6:02 pm

    I don’t understand why people are so mean to others. You have the choice to vote for whom ever you want to. You don’t have to respect somebody’s decision but don’t belittle them for it.

  31. Ryanne
    January 22, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    I laughed and was saddened. Loved it!

  32. Lia
    January 22, 2017 / 7:49 pm

    “53% of white women” is a false statistic..it’s 53% of white women who cast a ballot, and when one considers that only half the country voted to begin with, then that’s one half of one half of roughly one quarter of the country who both voted for trump and is demographically a white women. It’s inflammatory (which in and of itself is not a bad thing, esp in this political climate) but moreover, it’s a dumb person’s argument. Context matters, especially when you’re throwing stats around willy nilly. Is it shameful that any women voted for Trump? Absolutely. But your numbers are bullshit.

    • Amber
      January 23, 2017 / 12:06 am

      1. Not her sign.
      2. Sign is only but so big.
      3. You’re assuming that ppl are that stupid that they are not aware of the % of ppl that outright didn’t vote.
      4. Reality is still the same. Majority (meaning more than 50%) of the white men and women that voted, voted for trump. No matter how you try to add extra words and things that DO NOT matter, that is still a fact. Point. Blank. Period.
      5. Be mad about something that actually matters, Liza.

    • Levi
      January 23, 2017 / 3:21 pm

      93 percent of Black women and 68 percent of Latina women voted for Hillary……53 percent of white women voted for trump, this is a fact so check your numbers before telling someone else to.

  33. Cory
    January 22, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    Can’t seem to find a source on the 53% statistic. Can anyone link?

  34. Octavius
    January 22, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    Only 18% of the poulation voted. And assume half were women. Even if they were ALL white… It woukd still only be 9% of white women. So thats 53%of the white women that voted….. The majority if americans DID NOT want Trump. I believe that…… The system trgu voter suoression etc created a scenario in which he won, even being 3 million votes short.

  35. Quelise
    January 22, 2017 / 11:41 pm

    That is my sister-in-law on the right and she is not one of those women. She flew to D.C. from Chicago to participate in the March with her friends and her niece. Please do not use her picture to make this point. The point can be made without shaming the wonderful women who are marching to make a difference.

  36. NIA
    January 23, 2017 / 1:04 am

    I truly don’t understand the purpose of this March. Marching is not longer a useful form of protest. It was great for media outlets and social media reposts but in 2weeks no one will remember. If ppl truly cared then they would have done more than marched, they would support women’s health and empowerment organizations, or talked to legislators anything but a useless antiquated March. Most of those ppl just wanted to be able say I was there and that’s it.

  37. Theresa
    January 23, 2017 / 6:30 am

    ___% of black women didn’t vote at all.
    Black women should be holding each other accountable. Get on your sisters for not voting at all! Your numbers were down by almost twenty percent in initial voter turnout statistics.

  38. Christa
    January 23, 2017 / 6:56 am

    You guys are all a bunch of pussies. Suck it up and live your life. Women aren’t going to die just because trumps President. Do you honestly think the leader of the USA is against women and the people in said country. This is a ridiculous waste of time and I pitty everyone who put their time, effort and tears into this

  39. January 23, 2017 / 6:59 am

    Truth hurts..cuz this is true

  40. January 23, 2017 / 7:35 am

    Yes, you have the “right” to vote for whomever you want, but only because of all the work done by those who went before you to fight for those rights, and only if you are willing to fight to maintain those rights. We are a very young country and women have only had the right to vote for 100 years. Black men in this country technically had the right to vote on paper in 1870 with the passing of the 15th amendment to the constitution, but in actuality were barred from access to voting through all sorts of Jim Crow bullshit that these republican jokers and white supremacists are working hard to finagle back into place. Firstly through a racist, for profit, criminal justice system that imprisons Americans at some of highest rates in the world, including Russia and China, and imprisons black men at 5x the rate of white men for the same crimes (see Michele Alexander’s book, the New Jim Crow https://books.google.com/books/about/The_New_Jim_Crow.html?id=reDzBZ3pXqsC&printsec=frontcover&source=kp_read_button.

    Please note that conficted felons do not have the right to vote. Do you get the math?

    Secondly, please note that the supreme court ruled in 2013 to overturn 2 critical provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that was put in place to protect the voting rights of blacks who were being effectively denied the right to vote through local and state laws that made it difficult for disenfranchised people to vote. Since this ruling, several states have implemented voter ID laws that disproportionately impact minorities and people of color, relative to their white counterparts.

    Yes, YOU have the right to vote AND with that right comes responsibility. As a citizen in a democratic society you are obligated to be informed about our history and about the ways that our leaders operate to marginalize groups of people within our society. Head’s up! We are all racist because we were educaed and reared in a racist society that pracitices systemic racism and white supremacy through all sorts of overt and subtle ways. Because you are white you are free to not see it. You are free to believe that if you work hard and are an upright person you can make it–against all odds sometimes. We all know people who have done it, yes? But don’t we want to live in a society where the odds aren’t so stacked against some of our members that it takes a fucking act of God and a herd of angels to make it happen? Sorry for the language, but if my white brothers and sisters don’t get their shit together and start looking outside of our little boxes and bubbles, we are all going to be in a world of hurt. While you’re busy thinking you are not racist, he is using deeply racist ideologies to build an authoritarian dragon’s tail (you and all his voters and twitter followers) to lash out at anyone who disagrees with him, stubs his fragile ego, or threatens to speak the truth. Ask Megyn Kelly of Fox news what her life was like after she tried to hold him accountable. Someone you know and love will be affected.

    Even if you don’t think you will be directly affected, know this: when the man you voted for emboldens the KKK and other hate groups to come out from the swampy shadow to openly speak their hate, a vote for him gives them pdrmission. When the man says it’s ok to grab pussies if you are powerful, he fires up the testoserone of every mysogynist frat boy and employer in the nation to take liberties with our daughters, mothers, and sisters. By voting for him you are tacitly condoning the behavior, whether you want to believe it or not.

    Get uncomfortable about this. Resent those who call you out on it, but by any and all means wake up to the truth and tell your friends that you were blind but can now see. It’s not your fault. We were all taught the same lies. But once you’ve been schooled, you have a responsibility to act with an awakened conscious, not just for people of color and LGTBQ folks and women who have died for their rights, but for your own damned kids to whom you will have to explain why you voted for a man who appointed someone who doesn’t believe in climate change to head the Environmental Protection Agency (check the health of your water!), and a woman to head the department of education, who has no experience with public education, has never run a large scale loan program such as the Federal Student Loan Program she will be running, and is unprepared to defend the laws protecting disabled children in the education system through the hard won American Disabilifies Act. You will have to explain to your children why you voted for a man that promised to clean up the swamp of corporate elite running Washington, but puts the CEO of Exon Mobile in his cabinet, along with executives from Goldman Sachs, the very bank he complained about Hillary Clinton taking speach money from.

    Yes, you have a right to vote for who you want and with that you get the privilege of learning about who the fuck you voted for. You don’t get to leave the booth and hope it all works out, claiming inmocence when your guy rips 60 years of hard won protections off of our larger body of people. You might not care about or feel personally invested in the rights and protections of minorities, people of color, and immigrants, but rest assured, unless you are a very, very rich mofher fucker, you and yours are going to feel the painful consequences of what your vote brings.

  41. Roxanne
    January 23, 2017 / 8:39 am

    I obviously don’t know the woman holding that sign, nor her political aspirations, but this is a perfect example of “Divide the masses” propaganda.

    If she wasn’t paid by Trump to carry that sign, she should have been. Because the point of that sign is to divide women by race – to keep women from uniting into a single voting bloc.

    That’s a terrifying concept to Mr. Trump and his -ist supporters. They *do not* want women becoming a strong voice against them, because it means those women who did vote for Trump would be forced to make a choice between white supremacy and female equality – and they just might go for female equality. If Trump loses 10% of his white female supporters, Someone Else wins in 2020.

    So, lady-with-the-sign, you need to decide whether you want women to unite, or you want women to remain racially separated, and ponder the consequences of each option.

  42. Sara
    January 23, 2017 / 10:50 am

    I think it’s ridiculous to be criticised for the way you vote. These kind of posters only insight hate which pulls us further a part. I would not vote for a single one of these women because that’s not the America the first wave of feminists even wanted. It was group in favor of ALL women, no matter their opinion. America is a country where we can have a voice in the system. But we’ve done is systematically said that voice has to be a certain one. Our society is so individualistic that the voice of the individual is no longer important because it doesn’t sound like our own. Unity is what we need and unfortunately that’s not what we’re seeing.

  43. I'm Black and I'm Tired
    January 23, 2017 / 11:26 am

    I am a 42 year-old Black woman and I voted for Trump. I know. Shocking. The reason why I voted for Trump was demonstrated this past weekend. Many of us have been sleeping comfortably for far too long. Trump as our president has finally shaken us up enough to want to make some changes to this country. Oh no! A racist womanizer is our president? Trust me when I say that he is not the first he’s just open with his shit. So now everyone gets to experience the oppression that people of color have been experiencing for years. We’ve been fighting for our rights and the comfortable masses have been flipping to the next channel. Well now we’re all off turning off the tv and getting up off the couch. Now let’s get this work!

  44. Andrea Washington
    January 23, 2017 / 2:50 pm

    It’s petty, but half our eletorate didn’t vote. 53% of white women who voted, did so for Trump. One quarter of our nation exists on a scale from openly, loudly racist to willing to let it slide.

  45. Kate
    January 23, 2017 / 11:41 pm

    #11 is the best

  46. AT
    May 8, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    I have mixed emotions when I view this image. But when the emotion becomes sense I think of this. I went to the Women’s March in D.C. in 2017 with my Mother. She is turning 70 this year and my thought as I protested against Trump was the difference between her an my generation. My Mother, as a woman, did not have a choice as a child as to what she was to become. When it comes down to it, being a woman historically is the most discriminated person on this planet. So black, white, brown, red and yellow women experience the same prejudice only because you are female. I get the frustration of the white female vote for Trump just like I understand that a vote for Trump was an emotional vote with no thought of consequences. We have to be aware of the consequence of emotions. Be passionate and be kind. We are in this together.

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