the Women’s March on Washington, Plus 370 Sister Marches Across the Nation and Across Six Continents

I can’t wait for The March! This is an immensely historic moment. Remember that phrase, the revolution will not be televised? Well this is it and it is a peaceful one. (And needs to remain so.) And though the revolution might not be televised, thankfully it will be internet-ized. 194,000 people, women and men, have said they will attend the march in D.C. and there are sister marches and rallies in every single state. In total, there are 370 marches across the country drawing, by latest estimate, 700,000 people.

This January 21, 2017, the day after the inauguration of a demagogue, people are uniting. And it’s not just in America. The movement has spread across the globe, with rallies taking place in six different continents. Across the globe, people of all backgrounds are standing up for equality and respect. (That’s what feminism is about: Women getting equality, not superiority.) The Women’s March on Washington’s policy platform is abundantly inclusive and intersectional, and ensures the public knows this movement is about ALL women.

5878f287120000c301ad7659.jpgWhen chatting with a woman from Australia the other day, she pointed out how entrentched the patriarchy is in America. I asked her what we need to do to make our country a better place for women. She said, “Women need to keep showing up.” So simple. I agree. We need to keep showing up at rallies and protests, on blogs and comment threads and in-person conversations, schools, businesses, court rooms, doctors offices and media screens. We need to continue to stand up for ourselves of all backgrounds.

This is our chance, as the females of this country, (and the globe) to show the world that women’s rights need to be at the forefront of our present and our future. We cannot progress and face the challenges that humans will need to contend with, like environmental destruction and human tragedy, if half the people are pushed to the margins. This is a great time to show the new administration of the U.S. that women’s voices will not be squandered. Women’s rights are human rights and we will fight for these rights, together.

The global Women’s March movement has outlined it’s vision with an acronym, H.E.R.S, which stands for: Health, Economic Security, Representation, and Safety. They are encouraging others to adapt this model as well:

  • Health — Healthcare is the foundation of women’s well-being and economic stability. Women’s March Global advocates for access to affordable and inclusive women’s healthcare regardless of nationality, age, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or disability.
  • Economic Security — Women are powerful drivers of economic growth, and their economic empowerment benefits all nations. Women’s March Global supports the dismantling of economic barriers that obstruct women’s full and equal access to local, national, and global economic systems.
  • Representation — Women are under-represented globally, adversely affecting our collective health, safety, and economic security. Women’s March Global seeks fair and just representation of women locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Safety — Every woman has the need and right to feel physically secure, and security for women should be assured through sound legal practices. Women’s March Global stands behind the principle that women are not to be held accountable for actions that are outside their control — particularly regarding all forms of assault — and that fair legal action must be applied to prevent these crimes.”

Together, joining forces with one another, women and men of all backgrounds, we can create a better world where women have equal rights and respect.

To find out more, go to  and check out the video below.



Hidden Figures is a Phenomenal Film

I haven’t seen such a good film in a loooong time. With the approach of the inauguration of a demagogue, it was great to escape into a film so enthralling and full of amazing women. And it passes the Bechdel Test hands down.

Played by Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe (yes, the Janelle Monáe, singer and songwriter) Hidden Figures is the true story of the women who did the calculations and research that made it possible to send people into space. Interwoven in the film are the obstacles these amazing women, Katherine Johnson Dorothy Vaughan  and Mary Jackson, had to overcome during the segregated 1960’s. This movie was immensely refreshing and we need more movies like it. Check it out!


Calling Out the Hypocrisy

This election is pretty scary. We’ve got to keep speaking out and need to keep going “high” when some go “low.”

Get out and vote! Not just for the president but for local representatives, across the board, because they too have a major impact on our country’s well-being. Research your candidates, see what news they’ve been in, be informed. Let’s create some positive change and turn the page to a better chapter in history. Let’s continue to call out misogyny, racism and hypocrisy for what it is.


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Repeal Women’s Right to Vote? You Heard right. Some of Trump Supporters Say ‘Repeal the 19th Amendment’

This is a sorry time in our American History. The amount of abhorrent, sexism, misogyny, racism, ableism and homophobia that has been vomited forth from Trump himself and his supporters is astoundingly backward and disgusting. And now this? The Los Angeles Times reported that some Trump supporters are using a hashtag saying “Repeal the 19th” (the amendment giving women the right to vote) after someone posted a map showing Trump would win if only men voted. Oh, and it wasn’t just men spouting this repeal of basic rights, no, it was women too.

Some women were saying they would gladly give up their right to vote in order to get Trump elected. WHAT is wrong with people? How can some women throw themselves away like that? I just don’t get it. Sad, sad times. Hopefully some good will come of all this. by bringing out into the open, the disgusting sentiments people may secretly have. By bringing it out into the open, hopefully it will demonstrate the problems that still exist and soon, hopefully, we can caste them aside, once and for all. Luckily, the response was huge and people used the hashtag to show their outrage. I just hope that this is the storm before the calm… The more we speak up, the more we expose vile sentiments for what they are, the closer we will get to further equal rights and respect.