I talked to my cousin and my aunt who said the coverage on TV was amazing. I looked on Facebook and saw my mom out marching with the 10,000 women in Charlotte, North Carolina. I saw my friends out supporting from places like Wisconsin, to New York City. I looked in awe. I saw image after image on Instagram of Womens fist raised, crowds of women in pink, images of famous women who've long fought for equality and change and of men supporting these women whether out in the crowds or with words of encouragement. I had never seen anything like it. Was this how it was in the 60's? Minus the hoses, mace and dogs of course.
I watched a video of Ashley Judd reciting a poem by 19 year old Nina Donovan. I was nodding and agreeing while being swept up in her emotion. I posted the video to my Facebook account. A FB "friend" who happened to be a woman, commented the word IDIOT. That's when it hit me. Everyone ain't down for the cause. Everyone isn't with you. Everyone doesn't stand with women not even some women. I continued to browse social media and noticed that there were so many people who tweeted against this march. Men and women claiming that women are on the same equal footing as men. People saying Planned Parenthood gives abortion. On and on and on. Everyone ain't for you I kept thinking.
Yesterday, while browsing the net I also snuck in some news on the TV. I saw Cokie Roberts on ABC's GMA say this won't mean much to Trump because the women don't have a message. I watched a correspondent on CNN point out that Madonna said she wanted to burn the white house. I watched FOX news give little to know coverage of the nearly 4 million people marching. But the most incredulous thing I saw was our President stand before over 100 members of the CIA and say the media lied about his inauguration numbers. That's what he was thinking about after meeting with these men and women from our intelligence agency. How many people did or didn't come to see him sworn in. Not only him, but then his press secretary comes out and slams the media for inaccurate reporting of his inauguration size. All of this with the Womens March going on around them.
So yesterday, when I chose to stay in my bed and only get up to wash clothes and care for my dog I witnessed the changing of America from many different platforms. I witnessed the Sun shine on marchers from Toronto to Syracuse, London to Oakland and Berlin to Chicago. I witnessed again what a President Trump administration will mean. I witnessed my fb friends like Sonia, Karen, Samantha, Susan, Gretchen, Lauren, Richelle and all the others I many have forgotten head down and march side by side and arm in arm. I witnessed my mother exhibit strength and resilience during a personally stressing time where it's hard for her to keep her head and spirits up. Thank you women of the world and on my social platforms. Thank you God for letting me witness your brilliance!! KEEP FIGHTING!!!!!!