2019 Toronto: Women March On

The Toronto Women March On: Because we will not go back. 

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“I’m not menstruating, you’re just irritating.”

On January 19, 2019, we marched from Nathan Phillips Square to University Queens Park. With temperatures below zero, frozen toes, and cold hands, the Women’s Wave became the Women’s Storm. The first Women March On was held two years ago in Washington DC after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Today, the Women’s March is held across the globe uniting with the Women’s March in Washington, together protesting gender inequality and gender-based violence.

I marched because I cannot ignore the issues women face. I believe the Women’s March is an intersectional movement, raising awareness to end violence against women, equal rights, reproductive rights, missing indigenous women, discrimination, bigotry, LGBTQ+ rights, and environmental justice. The Women’s March fights social ideologies impeding on women’s rights and practicing empathy with nonviolent confronting injustices.

We need to fight to move forward, improving a future for children and grandchildren’s generations and hope that one day, we no longer need to march.

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“We are the granddaughters of the witches you weren’t able to burn.”

 

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