Hello everyone — hope you all had a good weekend!
Friday saw the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald Trump. The next day, American women all over the country turned out to protest the newly anointed leader’s attitude towards women and women’s rights. Pink “pussy hats” dominated the scenery in many cities, including at the main march at Washington, D.C — the crowd there outnumbered the one for Trump’s inauguration, a fact readily apparent to everyone, even Sean Spicer.
Though originating in the States, this wasn’t a US-only event, with many cities around the world holding their own marches. South Korea participated as well, with thousands of people — men and women, foreigners and locals — marching in Seoul on Saturday, local time. Like other global marches, marchers also drew attention to local women’s rights issues, adding to the recent wave of feminism sweeping over the country. The Seoul protest also added its own touch to the event, swapping out knitted, cat-eared beanies for the bunny logo representing Korean video game character D.Va, from Overwatch.
Readers, did you, or anyone you know, attend one of the marches that were held this weekend? What action do you hope to see following the event? And what were your favourite signs? Let us know in the comments below!