#WomensMarch: The 1960s Are Calling, And We Won't Answer

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President-elect Donald Trump finally dropped the elect and became President Trump. In response, a coalition of women's groups in more than 600 cities around the US and world, organized in solidarity wearing pink hats with "pussycat ears".  The hats with pussy cat ears, was women's snazzy way of giving the middle finger to the new president, who won despite openly bragging about grabbing women by their genitals. An idea that was sparked on Facebook in the wake of Clinton's loss, brought women together with one purpose: to send Donald Trump the message that "women's rights are human rights" and to remind him that this is not the 1960s.

Whether it's Trump running for office, organizing a civil protest like the Women's March, or starting a business. Trust your crazy idea, and be fearless with what sets your soul on fire! If you should learn one thing from Trump and the Women's March, let it be that "it takes just an idea to rewrite the rules and shape the course of history." Steve Jobs once said, "we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas." That's because there is no such thing as a bad idea, just poorly executed ones.

Women all over the world marched for human rights

And, just in case you're one of those people who thought the #WomensMarch was a gimmick. I guess the egg is on your face. Or if you thought the Women's March was just too much she power,  let it be known, that like "#BlackLivesMatter", it's about civil rights of all groups of people (race and gender).

 

Here are some facts for you:

  • The moment Trump was sworn in "the Civil Rights, climate change, health care, and LGBT pages" vanished from the new Administration's website, while taxes on middle class homebuyers went up.

  • In the 1960s, women were subject to their husband's laws. These laws were both oppressive and restrictive.  Unmarried women couldn't get a prescription for birth control pills, obtain a credit card, could be fired if they were pregnant, and were paid lower salaries and denied professional advancement.

  • The new Administration's cabinet lack diversity with a total of 5 members that are minority or women, with the majority mostly affluent white-male.

  • Today,  women represent  51 percent of the nation’s population and still receive less pay, less access to health care, less representation in elected office, and are consistently body- shamed by the now President of the United States.

  • And like Ashley Judd reminded us, "tampons and pads are taxed, while viagra and rogaine are not."

Women are a FORCE to be reckoned with, as proven by the Women's March. Now it's time to send a postcard to your local senator, and understand why it's important to vote in your local election.