The Unscripted Weekly features links to various articles I have come across in my travels across the internet. Feel free to share your own internet journeys, and thoughts on these articles in the comments section.
Women across the globe are making themselves seen and heard this weekend through marches and events designed to fight the rhetoric that has been so prevalent during this election season. Let us remember, this is not about focusing our attention on President Trump, it is about supporting women and girls, and all citizens of the world that have been marginalized.
Without further ado, let’s lift a glass to the women and girls across the world that are rising in solidarity to support the rights of all.
First up, the marches begin! Australia and New Zealand kick off the world-wide events as covered by Aljazeera.
“Today we’re standing up for our country, for the rights of the indigenous people, for the rights of the refugees who have been held unfairly at Manus and Nauru islands, for the rights of women who deserve to be able to own their own bodies. We’re fighting for everyone, this is an all-inclusive event.”
Southwest Airlines joined the festivities by illuminating the cabin pink in honor of the passengers headed to Washington. You can read the full story on Conde Nast Traveler.
Looking for other ways to contribute if you cannot march in Washington, or in a sister march? Check out Fashionista’s 25+ Designers Participating in the Women’s March that will donate a portion of their sales this weekend to various organizations including EarthJustice, Planned Parenthood and the ACLU.
Hats off to Hillary Clinton who rose above the divisive nature of this election season. Who What Wear deconstructed the symbolism in Secretary Clinton’s outfit, and it’s pretty humbling.
And finally, PBS covers what the Women’s march in Washington is really all about in their article, What the Women’s March Wants.
“The potential for the change to happen from the bottom up has never been greater than right now,” Kanaly said. “What we do with it is going to be the key. It can’t just be show up for this march for this one day, then go home and get on Facebook to complain. You have to keep doing something.” ~Lindsay Kanaly, Lead Organizer of the Women’s March on Oklahoma
May love win.