By: Riley Caprito
On January 21, 2017 more than 1 million people rallied in the nation’s capital and other cities around the world on Trump’s first full day in office. It was very empowering to see women, men and children come together to stand up for their rights and what they believe in. The Women’s March definitely made a statement that was loud and clear about how most Americans feel about the new President of the United States.
However, not everyone seems to agree with what these millions of people are protesting about. Some people seem to think the protesters are the reason America is divided, or that they are just over reacting, or that they were acting irrationally. Of course, there are those people who do take it to the extreme and create unnecessary violence, but for the most part, everyone who participated in the protests were quite peaceful. There are over 1 million photos posted on Instagram with the hashtag #womensmarch, showing the beautiful, creative, and funny signs people made and the clothes they wore to stand up for women’s rights. These beautiful souls were dancing, chanting, laughing, and singing their way down the streets together, showing the world what true unity looks like.
The one thing about social media nowadays is that no one is afraid to post their beliefs. Freedom of speech is a great thing, but when words cause hate, violence, lies and racism, there is something wrong. Social media has played a big factor over the past few years when it comes to politics. There are so many accounts and people out there telling stories, whether they are real or not, making it hard to believe what is reality.
Now, social media has assisted in dividing our country and the people are fighting about anything and everything. Both sides seem to be running a never-ending marathon, trying to prove who is better. But why should it matter who is better? What matters is that we come together and learn to love one another, no matter what political party you support or what race, color, gender, or religion you are. Why do people resist such an easy task?