By Sarah Foot
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know all about Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington. In Vancouver, we had a walk of our own that brought out people of all genders, abilities, and races to join in the world’s largest-ever recorded protest. As an action that started out as direct opposition to the tyrant, er, President of the United States, the Women’s Marches grew to encapsulate world wide concerns of systemic bigotry, racism, misogyny and ableism (to name a few).
Not only did the women* turn up, they demonstrated how thoughtful, whip-funny and truly nasty they are. Through signage, Vancouver showed the diverse identities and passions that course through the veins of our residents. We’ve collected a few signs here that demonstrate how sad, angry, frustrated folks can also be hilarious, poignant, and effective.
The Intersectional Standouts
from feminists, with love
the clever crew
the fired up
the woke ones
the overarching sentiment
Although creating these ah-mazing signs took thought and emotional labour, please don’t let the march be the end of your efforts. Posting a march selfie is fun, but isn’t feminist if your efforts end there. Do the necessary work of translating yesterday’s sentiments – so eloquently encapsulated on poster board – into substantive action. We owe it to each other.
Sarah Foot is a self-proclaimed nasty woman whose passions lay within accessibility and safety for all. Outside of her day-job at a local tech company, she can be found petting dogs, penning as much feminist critique as her mind will allow, and yelling at street harassers. You can follow Sarah’s strange life on instagram @nothankstou.