The Newest Women’s March

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The Newest Women’s March

Anna Shaul, Staff Writer, Copy Editor

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On the 19th of January 2019, thousands of San Diegans rallied at Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego to participate in a peaceful protest against the unequal standards between men and women in society. The third Women’s March and rally not only focused on women’s rights, but the LGBTQIA+ community were also represented as were supporters of racial equality. The Time’s Up and #MeToo movements and sexual harassment scandals plaguing Hollywood prompted the rhetoric on many signs. This turnout was equally as inspiring and sizeable as the last two years; the event began the day after Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration. On March 20th, 2017 thousands of men, women, children, and dogs marched and chanted for equal rights. Although certainly there were those signs and participants who were there to protest the workings and power of President Trump and the now month-long government shutdown, the main goal of the 2019 march was aimed at raising awareness for the newly resurfaced and, deeply engraved inequality that plagues America. The Women’s Marches from 2017 to 2019 continues to raise awareness of all the issues that focus on equality in America.  

The 2019 San Diego March did not reach the numbers from 2018 when there were nearly 40,000 marchers, and other cities around the country saw lower turnout as well. Recent allegations of anti-semitism against the march organizers and questions about the “Women’s March” title may have played a part in the lower numbers.

Sources:

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/columnists/karla-peterson/sd-me-karla-march-20180117-story.html

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/politics/sd-me-womens-march-20180120-story.html