One year ago, in the preamble of March 8 when we celebrate International Women’s Day and women around the world historically articulate and promote strikes, thousands of women in the United States were protesting against Donald Trump taking over the White House as President-elect. The act was a landmark and, as activist argue, the feminist movement was able to keep momentum throughout 2017, articulating fiercely for the #MeToo movement, a hashtag against sexual harassment, and now for #TimeIsUp, against gender inequality at the workplace. SPW reported the feminist debate on the hashtag as well as critics from French feminists headed by Catherine Deneuve.
This year, the rally not only voiced the feminist agenda concerns but also aimed at the November midterm elections, where Democrats are expected to build resistance against the Republican Executive and as previously shown by their win at state elections in 2017.
In order to celebrate one year from this historic day, women returned to rallying in the US and found solidarity around the world as others women’s marches erupted. We thank especially our contributor Magaly Marques, who was on the ground for the event in Los Angeles and has kindly reported this historic day twice, in 2017 in Washington and now in 2018.
SPW has gathered a preliminary collection of news and articles on this day:
Voices From the Women’s Marches – The New York Times
One Year Later, the Women’s March Returns – Mother Jones
The Other Women’s March on Washington – The Cut
What Happens When Women Fight Back – The Nation
Women’s Marches Across the World, in Photos and Voices of Protest – The New York Times
Republicans are clueless: The pink wave is cresting – The Washington Post
A New Mood at the Washington, D.C., Women’s March – The New Yorker
Thousands join Women’s March in London for gender equality – The Guardian
Women’s March: thousands of Australians rally in solidarity – The Guardian
We’ve always been nasty – Them
Kerry Porth: Why feminism must include the fight for sex workers’ rights – Georgia Straight
Rally against sexual harassment held in London – video – The Guardian