Speak Up Now: Thoughts on the Women's March

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Hey everyone!

I originally planned to post another outfit post, but I decided to push that off until later. What happened just this past weekend was so incredibly powerful and remarkable, I just had to talk about it. I’m sure you all know what I’m getting at. The Women’s March on Washington. But, more importantly, the way it grew into a worldwide movement.

Literally the past two days everything I came across was related to politics. The concert, the inauguration, #CakeGate, fashion designers’ refusals, the mishap on Twitter, and of course the Women’s March. I am so proud to be living amongst activists, amongst people who won’t stand for shit, who will speak up for what they believe in. I am so proud to be a part of history in the making.

However, this also makes me quite depressed. To know that even though we are living in the 21st century, we still have to fight for human rights, for equality. This is in no way the best comparison, yet I can’t help but feel like we are living, to some extent, in a real life version of A Series of Unfortunate Events. Only because disappointing things keep happening, and our reality is such a nightmare we can’t wake from. Yet, this march that just happened does give us a glimmer of hope. Hope that we are getting somewhere. Hope that this ridiculous nonsense will finally end.

The Women’s March was such a brilliant positive, despite everything else going on.

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I may not be as much of a social activist as I could, but I still strongly believe in speaking up and fighting for what you believe in. Injustice won’t stop if you sit around just hoping for it to end. You got to do something about it to spread the message that it’s not okay. I’ve only read in textbooks about monumental activist events. I never thought I would live in one. It’s so crazy to believe that one day, textbooks will be documenting that day, Saturday January 21st 2017.

Women’s rights shouldn’t be an issue to discuss. We make up half the population. Yet, we are considered the minority. Who gave men the power to dominate? To act like they are superior? Women are every much as capable and strong and intelligent. Equality should not be something to fight for. Equality should be a given.

This goes for not only gender inequalities, but also racial inequalities as well. As someone of minority, in terms of gender and race, this strongly resonates with me. I’ve had to face racism before, and it doesn’t just hurt. It tears you apart, and hits you deep down. It makes you question what it is that’s wrong with you. It makes you doubt everything you are worth. Though sexism has luckily not been a problem for me, and hopefully not ever), that doesn’t mean I care any less of it. We should treat each other as we want to be treated. This philosophy we were taught from childhood is anything but childish.

I don’t care if saying this makes me lose readers. If I wasn’t clear enough before, I will be clear now. I am completely against the 45th “president” of America. I am very much anti-Trump. It disgusts me to even type out his name. I wrote the word president in quotes because I refuse to admit that this has happened. The fact that someone of so very little political background has managed to win the electoral votes. What the hell happened?! Is this some kind of joke?! This isn’t even an issue of Democrats vs. Republicans. No. This goes far beyond that. Everything about this repulses me deep down to my bones.

Speak Up Now: Thoughts on the Women's March - A Glimpse of Glam Andrea Tiffany


Friday evening, at the University of Washington, what was supposed to be a peaceful protest turned violent. This happened so very close to home for me. As in, UW is where I go to school. The fact that this happened at UW is so crazy.

In the past couple months, there has been a petition going around to prevent a speaker from coming to UW. A student group invited someone who is very controversial, who holds ridiculous views, to come to UW and give a talk. Many wanted this talk to be canceled. Yet the petition did not work. And in the hours prior to the talk, a huge protest started. Protesters from downtown Seattle, who were already protesting because the inauguration was that same day, joined in to help the cause. And then someone got shot, and suffered major injuries to the abdomen. I don’t really know the details of what happened, but it did frighten me. This national dilemma we are all facing that has heavily divided the country is real. For those who are removed from the situation and are only getting information from the news, it may not seem as real. But this is very much real.

We are all people. We all deserve to be heard. To be treated and acknowledged as people. America is supposed to be the place where hopes and dreams become reality. We've all come so far. I hope that we don't become regressive.

I fear what will become of the country I live in, but I also hold hope that it will get better. At least, that’s all that we can do for now. Hope that things will change for the better. And continue fighting for what we believe in. Thank you to everyone who is showing their support, who is doing all they can! Let's keep this up, let's keep speaking up.

What are your thoughts on the Women’s March? Lemme know in the comments below! I would love to hear your opinions on this current event!

Thank you all for stopping by and reading! I hope you all have a wonderful week!


Til next time,
~A

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20 comments

  1. What a great subject to blog about, thank you so much for sharing! I am also completely against Trump for a multitude of reasons so the women's march really inspired me and gave me hope!

    SHAKIRA / SHAKIRA SACKS

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  2. I can't say that I am against Trump, but it's great that women have the right to speak!
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  3. This was such a great post and I think it's fantastic how so many people are fighting for their rights and to have their say. I live in the UK but Obama was such a great president and I can't get behind Trump at all. I'm still so shocked he won the election! x

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  4. D. Trump grrr!! This was a great read and a very unusual topic to cover I'm glad u did! Thank you so much for sharing this with us! Happy New Year to you and your family!! Dominica from London, www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk xXx

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  5. I've been a subject of rasicm before and I feel all you've talked about. Beautifully written posts darling. Although I live in Germany, I do fear for the future of US and the world.

    Love from https://tbymallano.com/

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  6. I was definitely there in spirit but how I wish I could have participated. It is sad that in this day and age we haven't seemed to have learned the tragic and abhorrent lessons of our ancestors. It does make me angry that some men see us not as equals but as objects etc. That they deemed us unworthy of equality. Those muppets don't realise they came into the world via a female. Without us they cease to exist. And that's probably what they fear most. Females in truth have a lot of power when you think of it. Our ability to give life, feel emotions etc is something that they don't like and can't control. And I suppose the same goes for races and religions. Fear is always a driving factor. Fear of someone they see as different instead of just embracing. Imagine what we could all learn from each other if we just got along. How much more we'd progress if we accepted and held equality for every single being as prominent in our society!

    Sxx
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  7. The march was so inspiring- and also showed the breadth + depth at which women across the nation (and world!) are rallying for change!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  8. It's both fascinating and horrifying to hear about how this has impacted Washington in your nearby area - I had no idea! I completely agree, it seems ridiculous that women's rights is a discussion that still needs to be had (and had loudly!) around the world. It's been loving seeing everyone come together though for a common cause; unity and strength is a powerful thing :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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  9. I get you so much Andrea. I think it is so sad that with everything I thought we had accomplish we still today in 2017 have to fight for equality and equity. I mean why isn't it part of the norm, how do we have to protest and claim rights for all.. Somethings I'd never understand, it is just sad.

    I've gone through racism too dear and I would tell you it has absolutely nothing to do with you. Do not ever let anybody make you fee like you're not good enough, human enough, valuable enough because you are and so much more than that. I think some people need to put others down to try and make themselves feel better but they are really the miserable one.

    Just like you I can't believe that orange guy is in the white house. He has manage to create so much division and his ideas are going to bring America a thousand years back.

    I was so happy to see so many people (men and women) support the women's march. It at least makes me feel good, knowing that there a still so many good people out there willing to fight for what is right.

    Great post Andrea. Thank you for sharing this :)
    xo
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss ♡

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  10. The Women's March was very empowering and you have my respect for speaking out. It'll be an 'interesting' 4 years and I suspect us in Canada will be affected too. :-(

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  11. I am so proud of every one of them! Even I am scared by him and i live in Greece. Such a bad "decision'' to make him president.
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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  12. Since I'm living here in Italy the entire thing arrived pretty "diluited" it was really interesting to read your post!
    Sincerely i don't know how he could be elected as president since almost everyone I hear seems againt him!
    xxx
    S
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  13. I agree, I'm glad people are protesting and expressing their opinions. The worst thing to do is stay silent.
    Adi xx
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  14. I am so pleased to read your post, you're oh so right about the need to speak out. God I wish I could do it more. It's crazy how we make up over half of the population and yet our rights are somehow subordinate. They're extra, additional, as if the male perspective is the level which we have to meet. I wrote an essay on feminism in law during my last year of university and honestly, some of the statistics were ridiculous. The ratio of men to women in high power, decision making roles is staggering. Issues only become human rights issues when they involve men, so everything from equal pay to reproductive rights is set aside. I could honestly go on forever, but once again, major props to you for highlighting this. The world's a scary place right now and we need to speak up.

    //teandtwosugars.blogspot.com xx

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  15. I still can't believe he won to be honest and even more shocked at what he's been doing so far. There's no stopping this man. Hmm.. I couldn't participate in the march, but I was happy to see the turn-up. Women sure have to have a voice too. May God keep and protect us from all these world shenanigans.

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  16. Well you haven't lost this reader because I completely agree! I am also 100% anti-trump.
    I have nominated you for the inspirational blogger award. Me and lucy created this award to celebrate our blogs anniversary and it is quite different to most other blog awards. We would love it if you could check out our post and complete the tag!
    Aleeha xXx
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  17. Fantastic & a very powerful post, lovely! I usually stay away from voicing my political opinion in the blogosphere, but yes, I too cannot stand Trump and I am baffled by how he's actually managed to become president. Like, what?! People voted for that?! I'm in the UK and it's a huge mess over here right now, also, following Brexit which has completely marginalized ethnic minorities - the attitudes over here are pretty bad, as well, and even though I'm white, my nationality is Polish and I had to face a fair share of racist remarks, also. It's beyond disgusting and I'd hope that in this day and age, people would be better than that. Still, I'm happy that there are so many like-minded people out there that are willing to speak up and stand up to all this bullshit that's been happening lately... I am worried about what else is to come, seems that every day we wake up to more news of Trump's latest escapades etc...! <3 xoxo

    Kay
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