For the fourth year in a row—this time in the wake of the November elections—women across the U.S. took to the streets to show the sheer political force of diverse women.
In the midst of a global pandemic, and following Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings, feminists around the country gathered to protest her rushed nomination and honor the legacy of late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
“We’re holding socially distant actions across the country to send an unmistakable message about the fierce opposition to Trump and his agenda, including his attempt to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat,” the Women’s March website read ahead of the October 17 march.
Senate Republicans plan to confirm Barrett on Monday, Oct. 26—just eight days before the election and one month after her nomination. Nevertheless, speakers at the protests urged attendees to vote to preserve the progress Ginsburg made during her career.
Marchers echoed this sentiment on thousands of homemade signs, some specifically citing RBG’s dying wish that her replacement not be appointed until the American people elect their next president.
Many supplemented their posters by donning pink pussy hats, or even wearing full handmaid costumes based on The Handmaid’s Tale Hulu series.
The garments both represent the dystopian future women may face under Trump’s continued leadership, while also mocking Barrett’s former “handmaid” title within People of Praise—a religious group preaching male dominance.
Here are some more of the best posters displayed across the country this weekend:
If you agree with the 74 percent of Americans who believe the Senate should be prioritizing COVID-19 relief, instead of pushing through a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, call your senators at
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