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Women March Across the Country, in Kansas

Associated Press - January 21, 2017 2:30 pm

Kansas was among states around the country, and countries around the world, where women gathered on Saturday to march for women’s rights.

Wearing pink, pointy-eared “pussyhats” to mock the new president, hundreds of thousands of women massed in the nation’s capital and cities around the globe Saturday to send Donald Trump an emphatic message that they won’t let his agenda go unchallenged over the next four years. The hats were a message of female empowerment aimed squarely at Trump’s crude boast about grabbing women’s genitals.

In Kansas, participants gathered at the south-steps plaza of the State Capitol. Guest speakers and presenters included Kansas legislators, advocates, and musicians from across the state. It ended with a march around the Capitol grounds

The idea for the women’s march took off after a number of women posted on social media in the hours after Trump’s election about the need to mobilize. Hundreds of groups quickly joined the cause, pushing a wide range of causes, including abortion rights, gun control, climate change and immigrant rights.

While the march organizers’ “mission and vision” statement never mentions Trump and stresses broad themes, including the message that “women’s rights are human rights,” the unifying factor among those turning out appeared to be a loathing for the new president and dismay that so much of the country voted for him.

Janet Goble

January 21, 2017 at 9:58 pm

They do not speak for me. I am able to make my own informed choices. In no way do I want them to represent me or be a voice for me.

Crystal Liles-Geering

January 22, 2017 at 10:00 am

You DO NOT speak for me …. Although you do have the right to protest “Peacefully” You do not speak for ALL Women. I am appalled by your actions in your protests for the most part. I believe women have the right to make the Right Choice …. Birth Control .. NOT Murder. You all must be thankful at some point that Your Parents obviously didn’t share the same values…….

Doug Clemens

January 23, 2017 at 7:54 am

This is just wrong and without merit. Then when they were done in Washington they left all their signs and posters lying in the streets. Most of those protesting were college age who talked their moms to attend also. They protested Trump and the government but have their hands out for government student loans. Maybe they should lose those loans an have to work to pay for education.

Kelly Grace

January 24, 2017 at 11:47 pm

Janet Goble and Crystal Liles-Geering if you ever had children and kept your job, thank the women before you, if you have a bank account or credit card in your name thank the women before you. If you make as much money as your male co-worker thank a women before you. If you was able to vote in this years election thank a women before you. Women fight got you to where you are today and you are the same obedient dumb wit women who don’t speak. But speak to dumb down yourselves

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