On Saturday, January 21, 2017, hundreds of thousands of women descended upon our nation's capital of WASHINGTON, D.C., gathered at cities across the USA, and in many cities around the globe to protest the Friday, January 20, 2017 INAUGURATION Of DONALD JOHN TRUMP As PRESIDENT Of The UNITED STATES Of AMERICA #45, and become a global 2017 WOMEN'S MARCH On WASHINGTON!!!
HOWEVER; If you happened to be a marching WOMAN Of COLOR (WOC), you may have felt entirely too conflicted aligning yourself with the MILLIONS Of WHITE WOMEN who not only helped him win, but have historically failed to recognize the varied forms of oppression that even to this day, BLACK And BROWN WOMEN continue to face.
If you were of the likes who put their differences aside, pulling yourself up by the bootstraps to rage against the machine, you inevitably found yourself in circles that made you feel invalidated, invisible or exoticized, and not as important.
Courtesy of the really good people at VIBE VIVA Magazine, here are TOP 10 RESPONSES THROWING BIG BOOTY CLAPS HARD BACK At #WHITEFEMINISM During #WOMENSMARCH On WASHINGTON:
What did I learn from the way WW treated native women at #WomensMarch? That we aren't human. Just museums of a past you know nothing about.— hokte (@sydnerain) January 23, 2017
For my white women friends at #WomensMarch + are thanking the police, reflect on your experience + that of Ieshia Evans pic.twitter.com/C8nnPX5j5b— JessieNYC (@JessieNYC) January 22, 2017
Imagine if half of these people/white women showed up in the same way for Black Lives and Immigration. The possibilities! #WomensMarch— Nick. (@Nicole_D_Rams) January 21, 2017
Ironic Truth...— Mark Romano (@TheMarkRomano) January 30, 2017
The only religion that the "ladies" of #WomensMarch publicly support is the one which oppresses women. pic.twitter.com/cRBnm1WRxv
Flight of feminist activists headed to Saudi Arabia to protest for Women's rights #WomensMarch #MarchForLife pic.twitter.com/vPWSdEgZcA— 🇺🇸Jojoh888🇺🇸 (@jojoh888) January 28, 2017
If white women are too ignorant to acknowledge racism in feminism & need some kind of personal invite to the #WomensMarch, just stay home— Ally Ally Oxenfree (@AllyMalinenko) January 10, 2017