A group of women have joined forces and prepare for taking over Washington. Disappointment about the election of Donald Trump as the president of the United States has lead this women to taking this decision.
On January 21, a day after Trump’s inauguration party, the group will take over the capital. They want to prove that having a president that has numerously said sexist comments towards women is no OK.
Before Christmas, the women gathered for a powerful photo shoot. For the Women’s March on Washington, they will be joined by many other activists for equality.
Women’s rights are threatened by a man whose misogynistic comments have echoed during the Presidential campaign.
According to the group’s Facebook page, 176,000 want to attend the march, while 250,000 are interested in it. After just one night of creating their Facebook page, 10,000 people were already in.
In an interview with Vogue, a member of the group said that they needed to work many hours to pull this off. Events like this take up to one year to be prepared, but they managed to do it in just two months.
The interview and the photo shoot was the first time some of them have seen each other face to face.
The members are strong, independent women: Sarsour, mother and executive director of the Arab American Association of New York; Tamika D. Mallory, civil rights activist; Carmen Perez, executive director of Gathering for Justice. They also have different races, which pushed them even further to challenging Trump, who has proved many times to be a racist. Women all age are interested in confronting the president-elect, from grandmothers to young adults.
The group perfectly captures the essence of girl-power and in this age, when women and men are still not treated equally, a movement like this is both inspiring and powerful.