Nasty Women Unite for Women’s Rights March on Washington
By Audra Washington
Washington, DC – Thousands of women and men gathered across the country and around the world on Saturday, January 21, 2017, raising their voices in unison in support of gender equality at the Women’s Rights March on Washington. What began as a Facebook post after the 2016 presidential election results, turned into a viral grass roots movement. Their message to the new president-elect, “women’s rights are human rights”. In addition to expanding its mission and purpose beyond women’s issues, Women’s Rights organizers included major concerns such as immigrant rights, police brutality, mass incarceration, voter suppression and environmental protection to their agenda.
Over 4,000,000 million marchers, in over 673 rallies globally (New York City, London, Paris, Boston, Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago just to name a few) wore “pussy hats”. Knitted pink hats with cat ears symbolized women’s rights as well as Trump’s lewd comments made about women during a 2005 conversation with then “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush (exposed during presidential nominee Donald J. Trump’s 2016 campaign). In conversation with Billy Bush, Trump was recorded on audio and made the following comments about women:
“I did try and fuck her,” Trump can be heard saying in the video in reference to an unnamed woman.
“I moved on her very heavily. In fact, I took her out furniture shopping,” Trump continues. “She wanted to get some furniture. I said, ‘I’ll show you where they have some nice furniture.’”
“I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married,” Trump says. “Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look.”
“I’ve gotta use some Tic Tacs, just in case I start kissing her,” Trump said. “You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful ― I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait.”
“And when you’re a star they let you do it,” Trump said. “You can do anything.”
“Grab them by the pussy,” Trump added. “You can do anything.”
Trump brushed off the severity of the remarks and stated his comments were “locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago.”
Celebrities far and wide joined the Women’s Rights March on Washington D.C. and in their respective cities. They stood in solidarity that Trump’s dehumanizing treatment of women, his ties to Russia, his viewpoint on African Americans, Muslims, healthcare, people with disabilities and immigration cannot lead a democratic diverse and vibrant country. In historic record numbers, protestors voiced their determination to protect all the rights American’s have fought so hard for which President Trump and his administration threatens to rollback.
The global pink “pussy cat” chorus serenaded President Trump and his administration one day after his inauguration. They sang in unison, “President Trump…do not underestimate the power of women. We stand shoulder to shoulder to make clear we will not be silent. We will not play dead. We will FIGHT for basic dignity for all humans, period. We will fight for economic opportunities for everyone and our children. We will fight for RESPECT for all women, all nationalities for every generation.” President Trump, if you “thought we were nasty women before, buckle up buttercup. Our pussies are not for grabbing!”