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Women’s March 2018 Continues the Support for Equality of the Sexes
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by Addie Robert

This past weekend on January 20th, 2018, in series of different cities and states, the Women’s March of 2018 took place. Many women and men came out to show their support for equality of the sexes. Although the turnout wasn’t as huge as it was last year, there were still plenty of people there.

The Women’s March on Washington 2017 was likely the largest single-day demonstration in recorded U.S. history. The only potential competitors were the Vietnam War Moratorium days in 1969 and 1970, which boasted millions of participants worldwide (and up to 1 million in the United States). [1] More than 120,000 protesters estimated in New York City on Saturday. [2] A Metro official said that more than a million rail trips were taken Saturday, the second-highest day in its history after Barack Obama’s first inauguration in 2009. [3]

“I think the Women’s March is a great movement; it’s crazy how many different people from different place can all join together for a cause. The one in Frederick that happened on Sunday, the streets were full of people and they were extremely friendly to everyone there. It is really nice how we can all come together,” junior Kylie McClung said.

“I think it is really great that people can come together on such a short notice for something that people don’t really think about,” commented senior Felicity Borge.

“It is a really good movement and I am happy that I could be apart of it,” shared senior Bryce Miller.

This is the second year the march has happened and it seems to become a tradition. These marchers won’t stop until they get equal rights, although there will always be controversy.

 

Sources:

[1] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/02/07/this-is-what-we-learned-by-counting-the-womens-marches/?utm_term=.46ace0d98ec9

[2] https://www.vox.com/2018/1/20/16913586/womens-march-2018-photos-new-york

[3] https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/01/22/us/politics/womens-march-trump-crowd-estimates.html