I don’t usually venture into politics on this blog, but I feel that it’s a good day to do so.
Today people throughout the US are marching in the Womens’ March – standing up for their rights. There are marches in many different towns throughout the US, and in towns that don’t have organized marches, people are still getting together.
The goal of the march is a great goal – every human deserves to be respected. We, as humans, have the right to be treated equally, to be treated with respect, and given the opportunity to succeed as much as we are able. Everyone is different, everyone’s limits are different – but no one should tell you what your limits are. Your limits can only be determined by you.
From Women’s March on DC web page reflects how this March came about. It’s about the current batch of politicians and what behaviors the media and political parties seem okay with.
The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us – immigrants of all statuses, Muslims and those of diverse religious faiths, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, survivors of sexual assault – and our communities are hurting and scared. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear.
I hope that one day I can live to see a world where we don’t have to worry about this anymore – at least not at a national level.
If you can’t march, for whatever reason, lend your energy to those who do. I once heard Selina Fox say that for every front line protester, there was 1,000 people behind them. We can’t all be on the front. If you’re not at the front, I urge you to do what you can to support them. People can’t effectively protest without support – money, letters/calls to politicians, people bringing them food, re-tweeting, liking, commenting.
May these Marches have the desired effect.