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Women's March and Freedom Rights By: CaRae' Washington

Glossary Words:

  • Blatant: done openly and unashamedly. (The women were protesting because they were terrified of how Blatant Xenophobia and Blatant Racism occurred from our new President Trump.)
  • Manophobic: Is something that has to do with music. (But in this scenario Manophobic is being against the non equality towards genders.)
  • Sentiment: a view of or attitude toward a situation or event; an opinion. (In this article women are gathering because of their attitude towards Trump's actions.)
  • Succinctly: in a brief and clearly expressed manner. (Many protesters are making signs, posting on social media like twitter so that their voices can be heard.)
  • Abhor: regard with disgust and hatred. (Abhor is the feeling that protesters have against Trump during the March.)
  • Inaugural: marking the beginning of an institution, activity, or period of office. (In this article they talk about Trump’s Inauguration, and that since he is now president he hasn’t been meeting the expectations of his presidency.)

Youtube Video Speaking on the Women's March, giving a better explanation:

Q: Is Trump being consistent with his view towards protests?

The current Women’s March that is taking place in many different states, has President Trump on edge. The March was created so that the protesters and other concerned people could have a voice. Another reason was because, Trump doesn’t have the Maturity, open minded, and well mannered personality that is needed in a President who is running a country, that Trump is truly lacking. Trump was inappropriately calling women unnecessary names. “They made it up to suit their own nasty, snake-filled heads.” or “Manophobic hell-bent feminist she-devils.” Although Trump said these Heinous things, what really blew many people’s minds was the fact that he tried to seem innocent and supportive towards the Protest that was made against him. His post claimed, “Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March. Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months. Lowest female unemployment in 18 years!” By looking at this post it’s obvious that Trump is a hypocrite when it comes to the women's march. And is fake towards any movement/demand that these protesters make.

Citations:

D'Angelo, Chris, et al. “Women's March Draws Massive Crowds In Cities Across The Nation.” The Huffington Post, TheHuffingtonPost.com, 22 Jan. 2018, www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/womens-march-2018_us_5a6372ebe4b0022830032f03.

Q: What type of message is the Women’s March Protesters sending out?

The Women’s March was created because there is a flaw when it comes to the thought of equality for women’s rights. Many women are there for many different reasons. Different women with different issues, races, but with the same views. There were different posts that were made on many social media account to keep people updated and to spread the word about protestors issues that needs to be raised awareness. Lorraine Longhi a women who wanted to raise awareness posted on her twitter account, a picture of Indigenous women holding up signs and said,”Arizona indigenous women are gathering to raise awareness about missing and murdered indigenous women”(AzCentral Lorraine Longhi). Once you look up Women’s March online, a vast amount of different things pop up. From articles, to videos, to social media posts. A interviewer spoke with a protester Carrie Kiley about what she thinks needs to be done in our country. She replied with,"We need to elect lawmakers who will fight for women's rights and support women's place in power. In our own communities and across the country, we will show up for one another by demanding better laws and a woman-centered agenda that lifts up all women and their families." Each protester has an idea, demand, or saying that will uplift women’s spirits and courage and that can change people’s viewpoints and that can make a positive change on our country.

Citations:

Fratti, Karen. “Here's What You Need To Know About The 2018 Women's March In Chicago.” Romper, Romper, 22 Feb. 2018, www.romper.com/p/is-there-a-2018-womens-march-in-chicago-heres-what-people-in-the-windy-city-need-to-know-7908892.

“Women's March in Arizona: At least 20,000 rally in Phoenix.” Azcentral, The Republic | azcentral.Com, 21 Jan. 2018, www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2018/01/21/2018-womens-march-arizona-phoenix/1050148001/.

Q: How would you describe the national rhetoric?

Rhetoric is, the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the use of figures of speech and other compositional techniques. That is exactly what the protesters of the women’s march are doing nationwide. By looking up research and/or pictures online about the Women’s March, pictures of large crowds extending for miles, with everyone holding up signs with different words and phrases will be shown. Interviews have been made during the march, asking “What drove you to be here today?”(Interviews made from Azcentral). A facebook live proved how diverse and equal each protest was. Once some women were asking what drove them to want to march, their replies was,” ’We’re wearing red to honor the murdered and missing.’ a proud Native American Women had that reply. She said this referring to the high rate of domestic violence that Native American Women Face.” That was one quote showing what needs to be raised awareness so there can be a change “nationwide”. But seperate concerning things is just the first part. But something that troubles almost every person who is protesting, is that fact that president trump is not treating women respectively, when it comes to equal women’s rights. “Horrified by the blatant xenophobia, the blatant racism, the gender biases of this president.” Said Nikki Vargas an immigrant from Colombia. (Huffingtonpost). Through this quote she explained and summed up what almost every protester’s view of our current president believes. These quotes explain National Rhetoric because, it explains what every protester is trying to make a point of, and how each protester is trying to have a word as a person but have a even bigger one and to be strong and whole as one.

Citations:

“Women's March in Arizona: At least 20,000 rally in Phoenix.” Azcentral, The Republic | azcentral.Com, 21 Jan. 2018, www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2018/01/21/2018-womens-march-arizona-phoenix/1050148001/.

D'Angelo, Chris, et al. “Women's March Draws Massive Crowds In Cities Across The Nation.” The Huffington Post, TheHuffingtonPost.com, 22 Jan. 2018, www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/womens-march-2018_us_5a6372ebe4b0022830032f03.

Q: What are the possible dangers of protesting at different women marches?

Protesting is a great way for closure and a way to have free of speech. It’s a heartwarming and confidence building subject. But what are the possible dangers of protesting at different women marches? According to to Erica Chenoweth and Jeremy Pressman, these protests are overwhelmingly nonviolent. Chenoweth and Pressman stated,” We find only 294 injuries and one death, during protests the entire year, fewer than 0.000005 percent of those who protested. Only 39 incidents involved reports of property damage — less than 0.5 percent of protests in 2017.” The fact that 294 injuries and one death occurred, is very unnecessary. Every protest should be 100% nonviolent. These women and supporters are trying to peacefully have their voices heard to make a great difference in our world. There should be no harm nor shame in that. Each voice is very important and needs to be heard and positively changed. Chenoweth and Pressman claimed,” there have been many more demonstrations speaking out against Trump and his views: the airport protests against the travel ban, the Day Without an Immigrant, the Day Without Women, the March for Science, the March for Truth, LGBTQ Pride marches, rallies to save Obamacare, protests against white supremacy (particularly against the white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia), and demonstrations against the Republican tax plan.” Each and every single topic that Chenoweth and Pressman listed are obviously big deals. Everything that was listed everyone has opinions on, which they are trying to bring up and be resolved. The only issue about doing that is the fact that someone who is just trying to make the world a better place, has to face the risk of being injured or to face death. Protesting is a great thing that most of us wish wasn’t necessary, but is something that these days is very much necessary; doesn’t in anyway need to be harmful and dangerous.

Citations:

Lopez. “A year after the first Womens March, millions are still actively protesting Trump.” Vox, Vox, 23 Jan. 2018, www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/1/23/16922884/womens-march-attendance.

Q: If women’s rights gained lawmakers across country, what would be the outcome?

The whole point of the women’s march, is to make women’s rights become clear and show what the true meaning of it is. The day after Trump was elected president last year, there was expected to be approximately 200,000 people to attend the women's march. “It’s a march about women’s rights that are very much imperiled by the policies President-elect Trump appears headed for.” says, Terry O’Neill, the president of the National Organization for Women. When O’Neill says “imperiled by the policies” he means that President Trump will make decisions that can create great damage to our country. By gaining lawmakers across the country, this can be avoided. The protesters and other powerful supports has created something called Power to the Poll. Power to the polls is when thousands of women, femmes and allies grouped together on January 21st this year. It took place in Las Vegas, Nevada so that everyone could celebrate the Women’s March one-year anniversary. The women’s march is something to be very passionate about. It’s not something that you can just bandwagon on. I’m sure Amanda Kowalski, a 28 year old who works in financial services proved that. Kowalski was interviewed on her opinions, she stated,”I’m done with men feeling like they have some sort of power over women, and I’m definitely done with having a president who believes that he has the power to take things from them, to take things that are provided — like Planned Parenthood — from women, when they deserve the same sort of health care as anybody else.” It’s obvious on how passionate Amanda was during her interviews and showed what is truly looks like to be a proud protester trying to stand for women’s rights and for what’s right.

Citations:

Frazee, Gretchen. “What the Womens March wants.” PBS, Public Broadcasting Service, 18 Jan. 2017, www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/womens-march-wants.

“Women's March 2018: Protesters Take to the Streets for the Second Straight Year.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 20 Jan. 2018, www.nytimes.com/2018/01/20/us/womens-march.html.

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