It’s no surprise as today marks the one-year anniversary of Trump’s presidential inauguration that the government would be in a complete shutdown. Ever since Trump set foot into the White House, he has made a complete mockery of the presidency and the country. The seeding destruction of a divided nation has become the focal point of the past year, with no fond memories at all. It’s not all Trump’s fault though. We have the people who put him in office to thank for that. Let the anguish marinate.
As the governmental gridlock intensifies between Democrats and Republicans on sticking points such as DACA, women all over the country unify to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March sending a strong message to Trump – TIME IS UP.
With the outpour of sexual harassment allegations among famous and powerful men, this weekend couldn’t be a more powerful moment for women. In a time where skeletons are being extracted from closets and dumped out into the streets like dirty laundry, women have wiped away their cries enough to stand and yell out #Metoo without wallowing away in shame. These marches are not merely fed up feminists with a point to prove..ok maybe some, but there are also women who have found their voices in a society that has taught women that silence is golden and women are meant to be seen and not heard.
Demonstrations have been reported in New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Rome and hundreds of others today, and the rallies are in rare form as traction is increasing. With many key celebrity speakers such as Viola Davis and Jessica Alba, this year’s marches have garnered insurmountable momentum with no signs of being swept away under a governmental rug.