Marching for Change

Marching for Change
Nafilah Khan

Growing up in a time where men are still considered superior to women in some societies enrages me. To add to my ferocity, there isn’t equality in gender rights in most places around the world, including the US. This is the cause for the biggest protest in US history took place last year.

Women and men of all ages, races, and ethnicities gathered together to make a change. They had the sole intention of using their opinions to make a difference –  and that’s exactly what they did. The Women’s Day March in 2017 was so impactful that it galvanized women’s rights protests all across the globe, and it sparked the second annual Women’s Day March to take place.

The first Women’s Day March took place on January 21st, 2017. Millions of protesters in the US stepped out to dissent only a day after the inauguration of the 45th US President, Donald J. Trump. Statistics showed that this protest in Washington had at least three times the people than Trump’s inaugural ceremony did. The second annual Women’s Day March took place on January 20th, 2018, precisely three days ago in Washington, DC. Over one million passionate protesters in the US took to the streets in order to fight for all sorts of rights of women.  

One can only hope that these efforts don’t go in vain, and that change is worth the wait. As Helen Keller once said, “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.