Last week was a turning point. Millions of people, both men and women marched to show solidarity, belief and hope in light of recent political events.
I’m not one to get political, but seeing all the photos and videos from the march on Saturday genuinely made me all kinds of emotional. The march was a turning point for this era, and I’m pretty confident it will be written about in textbooks for years to come. I’ve never paid much attention to protests, but to see those pictures of thousnds of people walking together showing the world that, yes, there are people who care and want to make a change, filled me with pride. Although I wasn’t there, it felt like I was a part of the event. The banners and posters were creative and deeply honest. The diversity of people there was incredible, although it was named the womens march, I like to think it was the human being march. Humans marching for the good of other humans. It was bloody great.
It does seem a shame though, that we’re still marching for basic human rights and equality. Why is it taking this long?! I can’t understand why there are still people out there who think women are worth less, who think being anything other than straight makes you worth less, or just not being white makes you worth less. But there is a positive. The future generation, our generation, those who marched, are the positive. We can and we will end up with a society we can be proud of, even if we have to deal with the likes of Trump, Farage and Piers Morgan first.