Have you seen the defiant girl standing in front of the bronze bull on State Street? The girl stands with her hands on her hips looking straight at the pawing bull. It is, undoubtedly, a powerful image. Continue reading “happy International Women’s Day”
“This is what democracy looks like! Tell me what democracy looks like. This is what democracy looks like!”
The chant rang out in the street in call and response fashion as organizers asked the question, and the crowd responded. The First Amendment at its best. Taking to the streets to protest a government’s actions when those actions are counter to what the people feel is right, is a constitutional right.
The sheer amount of pink hats that were hand-knitted (knitting being a traditionally woman’s craft) for the various Women’s Marches was astounding and, brilliant, really. This kind man posed for me at the march in Portland. He was one of many, many, many men who showed up to support the vision of the Women’s March and equality for all. Continue reading “those adorable pink hats!”
Estimates I have seen of turnouts to the various marches around the globe reached 4.7 million people who showed up for the protest. In Portland, it was a crowd of over ten thousand people. Some estimates were as high as fifteen or twenty thousand as people moved along a mile-long stretch of Congress Street. We were surrounded by a sea of incisive signs calling out policies, attitudes and behaviors that are anti-woman and anti-humanity . . . Continue reading “Incisive Signs at the Women’s March in Portland, Maine”