Hundreds of thousands of female demonstrators, together with so many men, poured into the streets of Washington, answering the call of the Women’s March against Donald Trump. They have exceeded the most optimistic predictions, which estimated 200,000 people would show up.
At the same time, hundreds of thousands gathered in other U.S. cities, as well as in other many cities around the world. This march has been characterized by a new political program that expands from women’s rights and includes all minorities. It includes all those who are subject to social injustice and are threatened by Trump’s fierce populism.
It is an exemplary act of the new generation of feminist politics that speaks to and for everybody, from a strong and overwhelming female mobilization. The manifesto states that the march “is a movement led by women that brings to the capital people of all gender, race, culture and political affiliation, to affirm the common humanity and a message of resistance and self-determination.”
The appeal goes on saying: “We are the heirs of the suffragist and abolitionist movements, of the civil rights, of feminism, of the Native Americans, of the Occupy Wall Street movements.” Some of the known leaders, among others, are bell hooks, Gloria Steinem, Bertha Caceres, Audre Lourde and Angela Davis.