Women’s March

Over 7,000 people marched in Eugene today, me and John and Christina included, in solidarity with people all over the country and the world. There was chanting (“This is what democracy looks like” and “My body, my choice, her body, her choice” and others), a drumline, lots of signs, and a ton of rain.  Supposedly there were speakers, too, but we didn’t see or hear any of them.  Just a lot of friendly people walking together, bumping into each other and apologizing constantly.  No violence, no threats, no crime. (Okay, the newspaper said there was one graffiti incident.)

I don’t have anything profound to say here, not least because it would be in violation of my mission statement.  I’m just glad we went.


  1. momma betty

    I don’t know how many people were at the protest march in Ajijic yesterday, but the plaza was teeming with women and men, Americans, Canadians (in sympathy), and Mexicans. We had speakers also but couldn’t hear them either. Every speaker was followed by Spanish translations. Spirits were high, pumped, I think, by the amazing turn-out. There were lots of “pussy” hats and signs in English and Spanish. While there were some anti-Trump signs, most focused on human rights, and the general theme was “Built bridges not walls.” Very heartening to participate in our own international demonstration and then to come home and see how broadly they had spread across the country and the world.

    I’m planning my blog with some pictures, too. So glad you got to participate.

  2. Zannah

    The pictures on FB look great! I’m glad Ajijic turned out, too, although I think you would have a led a one-woman march if you had had to. 🙂

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