Did y'all attend any of the Women's Marches? I made it to the one in Nashville, but I ended up having to catch up with Maya and Curtis after they had already come across the bridge into downtown. It took me a solid 45 minutes to park, but I somehow ended up scoring a great spot only 2 blocks from the rally woo hoo! The rally began after the march at Public Square Park in front of City Hall. Power Together TN organized a great rally and they had speakers from a diverse mix of Nashville based groups and organizations (Check out the full list of pre-march speakers + post-march speakers!) It was a privilege to see so many empowered people take a stand. There are far too many countries where free speech and the right to protest simply doesn't exist. We're here to make sure the US doesn't become another one.
I know, I've made my vehement Anti-Trump stance very very clear, but it pretty much floods my mind every minute of every day - I mean, how could it not?! I knew it was going to be bad, but I had absolutely no idea it could get this bad, this fast.
So here are some photos to make your heart happy, and then a ton of links that will make you feel a lot of ways.
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// Dutch government to set up international abortion fund, to counteract Trump's aid ban. This is seriously so amazing.
// Trump ~took the National Parks Service Twitter account so some employees took it into their own hands to start a new, alternative Twitter account:
@AltNatParkSer - seriously, go check out those tweets. All I can say is Fuck Yeah! I love that they're resisting Trump while also still tweeting regular NPS content.
// And the badassery of these folks just keeps growing... NASA scientists join the resistance with rogue Twitter account.
// Activists announce People's Climate March - Mark your calendars for April 29th!
// This fishing village held a tiny, heartwarming women's march. So many feels!
// Female legislators unveil 'Male Ejaculation Bill' forbidding the disposal of unused semen. I mean, it'd be pretty hilarious, right? :P
// Why our feminism must be intersectional. This was a really great read, give it a bookmark if you can't read it now. It does a great job explaining what intersectional feminism means and how to use it in context. I definitely learned a lot from that piece.
// The Netherlands welcomes Trump in his own words. OMG watch this. Seriously, watch it.
// Want an incredibly easy way to contact Congress? Boom! There's an app for that.
// ZERO arrests were made at the Women's March on Washington. Oh... but I heard those protesters were "vile, hateful, violent baby killers"...
// Did y'all watch the most recent episode of Saturday Night Live? Snap! Aziz Ansari killed it in his monologue. He totally nailed it.
Seriously, fuck that guy.