A week after the Inauguration of Donald Trump, politically active women across America could choose to make themselves heard at two major rallies revolving around women's issues. They could attend a pro-choice, feminist march known as the Women's March or they could wait one week and attend the 44th annual pro-life, March for Life.
Some lucky few, such as myself, were able to attend both.
The marches had their similarities. Both marches were held in D.C. Both marches were heavily attended by women. And both marches attracted people from all over the country to participate. But each march was not made equal.
Being physically at the marches, it is easy to recognize differences between the two. In fact, some of the differences were downright stunning. Take a look for yourself, perhaps you will agree.
Young Adults at the March for Life
Young Adults at the Women's March
Examples of inclusion at The March for Life
Examples of “inclusion” at the Women's March
Horrified that the @womensmarch has partnered w/an anti-choice org. Plse reconsider - inclusivity is not about bolstering those who harm us.— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) January 16, 2017
Signs at the March for Life
Signs at the Women's March
Attire at The March for Life
Attire at the Women's March
Speakers at the March for Life
Speakers at the Women's March
Men at the March for Life
Men at the Women's March
The main reason for the 1st Annual Women's March.
The main reason for the 44th Annual March for Life.
Only one march persuaded me to attend again.