People demand equality


Allyson Bonhaus

CALL TO ACTION. Juniors Nandita Kulkarni and Allyson Bonhaus made this sign for the march during a He For She meeting. This year’s Women’s March focuses on women taking political action especially through voting in 2018.

  Cincinnati will be hosting a Women’s March on Jan. 20 from noon to 4:00 p.m. The starting point is at the National Underground Freedom Center with an hour rally before marching.

  This is the second Women’s March in Cincinnati, Ohio. Over 7,000 have marked that they are interested on Facebook.

  SHS’s own He For She Club made signs after school on Jan. 17 for the march, with co-president Kevin Landrum and sponsor Ms. Meredith Blackmore present along with any of the students from He For She that chose to march.

  Signs do have some regulations, such as no metal or wooden handles in New York City, so check out the local march rules before marching.

  The theme is “Hear Our Vote!” with polls to register to vote at the Women’s March locations. There is the push for youth registration to bring power to women’s votes.

  Notable speakers include Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, and Black Lives Matter leaders.

  “We have to decide: Do we want equality and justice for a select group, or do we want it for everyone, and we know all these issues are tied together,” said Ruth Hopkins, a Native American writer and activist, according to “USA Today.”

  This year’s march is also trying to be more inclusive than last year’s, bringing intersectional feminism to the forefront. Intersectional feminism advocates for the equality of all women of color and LGBTQ+ and the end of sexism.

  The Women’s March Global will take place on Jan. 21 with multiple locations through Europe and Africa and the theme “Look Back, March Forward.”

  Last year’s march took place on Jan. 21 and the 2018 march will take place on the anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Here you can view a map of the all the cities hosting Women’s Marches.

  As for the New York City Women’s March, there are 85,000 people registered as of Jan. 19 even though registration is not necessary. The crowd the year before was three times the size of the one at Trump’s inauguration.

  “Last year was about women standing together and realizing that they’re not alone,” said Katherine Siemionko, founder of the Women’s March Alliance, according to “New York Today.”

  The day after the Women’s March presents a national voter registration event at Las Vegas, Nevada called “Power to the Polls.” More opportunities to register to vote and voice political action will be available.