Women’s March On Washington DC

January 21, 2017 is now marked in history as the day women (and men) gathered in cities all over the world to stand up for women’s rights.  From equal pay to reproductive rights, over 500,000 voices in DC alone demanded to be heard. Speakers included Gloria Steinem, Michael Moore, Angela Davis, Alicia Keys, Ashley Judd, and so many more who inspired the crowds. There were over 4 hours of speeches before the March began.  Signs were colorful, funny, poignant, and sometimes angry. The gray, chilly day did not dampen the energy of determined people to stand for hours and walk over 1 mile in unity. The color pink predominated and stood out strongly against the drab sky. Here are some of the sights from Washington DC. All images © Gina Genis. Sharing permitted with credit.

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Rosie the Riveter lives on in Destinee Cushing, a stylist specializing in vintage hair styles

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I miraculously bumped in to my friends from Arlington

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A minority of people protested the protesters

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A minority of people protested the protesters

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A minority of people protested the protesters

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Wall to wall people

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Military presence keeps the people safe with the Capitol Building in the background

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The Washington Monument Oversees the Crowds

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People Perched in Trees

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Bubbles of Hope

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Before the March started

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The Port-a-Potty lines

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Capitol Bike Share was overwhelmed

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