While I completely respect and support peoples right to peacefully protest, I'm not sure I am understanding completely what the women's marches on Saturday were all about. From the signs and interviews I saw with some, their purpose seemed to be all over the place (except they didn't allow all women - pro-life women weren't welcome), which made it hard to follow and understand where they were coming from. From hating Trump, disavowing him as their president, abortion rights, equal rights, etc. Even my 21 year old daughter texted me that she just didn't "get it".
I'm not sure how dressing up as a vagina proves a point, but I guess others do understand it, so that's what counts. I'm not sure how having Madonna as someone who speaks for women's rights is making their point. She spent her career saying "look at me, the sex symbol". The upset and angry women are supposedly saying "don't treat us like were just a <insert lewd word>", yet are dressing up as one. I'm not getting the connection or I am misunderstand the message, I guess. Maybe I just don't care enough. I don't know.
I do know that I do not feel, as a woman, that my rights are less or that my rights will diminish. I work in what would be considered a male dominated industry. If women are so inferior, then why, out of the 4 executive managers at the company I work for, why are 3 out of the 4 women? Why, out of our sales force, are there more women then men? They all make the same salary and are on the same bonus program. My family has strong successful women. One (just retired early) was high up executive in a huge company. Another was a very high up newspaper editor. Another relative is a partner at a law firm. A good friend of DH's wife was (retired early too) a high up exec for a global company. Another wife of one of DH's friends was VP of an insurance company. Most of the women I personally know actually make more than their husbands. None of these women act like inferiors or act like they are being discriminated against or are a victim. Maybe it's just as simple as if you see yourself as as inferior and a victim, then that's what you will be.
Ahh well, that's the great thing about this country. We can all have different views. The sad part is now it's apparently not ok to have a different view from some. I'm gonna go make my man a sandwich....because he's been doing laundry all day :)