Apparently women in America are anxious that the Donald Trump presidency could “set back or destroy” many of their ‘rights’, and are planning a massive march in Washington the day after he is sworn in.
On Facebook, where the “Million Women March” is being organized, some 35,000 people said they would attend within the first 24 hours after it was announced.
The march comes in response to Trump’s attitudes toward women that emerged during his campaign against Democrat Hillary Clinton, Bland told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
President Trump has apparently ‘insulted female reporters, a female political rival and other women over their looks,’ (boo, hoo, hoo) and a video surfaced in which he could be heard bragging about groping women and making unwanted sexual advances.
The video prompted numerous women to claim that Trump had groped them. Trump has denied their allegations and dismissed his words as “locker room talk.”
During the campaign Trump also said abortion should be largely banned, that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling Roe v Wade legalizing abortion should be overturned and that he would appoint an anti-abortion justice to the nation’s highest court.
He said women who had abortions should be punished, but later retracted this, saying that doctors who perform abortions should be punished.
Plans for this march began two days after Trump won the U.S. presidential election in a widely unexpected victory.
The march is being organized state by state, apparently and the main event is planned for Jan. 21, 2017, the day after Trump is to be sworn into office, at Washington, D.C.’s Lincoln Memorial.
The Lincoln Memorial was the site of the famed civil rights march in 1963, when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.