Women’s March 2018: Voters Strike Back


This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the first Women’s March when millions of women and allies around the world took to the streets in protest of Donald Trump, his treatment of women, and the long acceptance of atrocious behavior epitomized and endorsed by Trump.

400,000 people shutdown Manhattan. Hundreds of cities around the United States held rallies making it one of the largest protests in our history. Protests happened around the world. Even scientists in Antarctica held a protest.

In the year since, there have been revelations of sexual harassment in Hollywood, television, publishing, and just about everywhere else men have had the opportunity to abuse their power. There was the Shitty Media Men list, and some men lost their jobs, and yet there are still apologists and enablers. We have seen the rise of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. The Rumpus launched the ENOUGH series, and continues to focus on issues of inequality and abuse across all areas of the site. But there is more work to be done.

Now it’s time to take the streets, again.

Saturday, January 20, will see more than 600 marches taking place across the country. In New York City, the march begins at 11 a.m. at Central Park West and 72nd Street, marching south. Other cities are hosting marches: the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Dallas, Cincinnati, Columbus, Austin, Houston, Washington DC, and Denver. Check this list for a local march in your area.

Sunday, January 21, the Women’s March gathers in Las Vegas to launch a national voter registration tour. Additional marches will be held in: St. LouisTopekaLouisvilleJacksonville, Phoenix, and elsewhere on the map of events—visit WomensMarch.com for more information.

And, find international marches planned around the world here.

Before you go, check out the ACLU’s State-by-State Guide to knowing your rights. If you can’t make it to a protest, or even if you can and you just want a little bit of retro arcade fun, you might enjoy the Dunk on Trump game.

And finally, if you’re looking for inspiration, checkout our collection of photos from the 2017 women’s march from across the country.

Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). His writing has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, Southern Review of Books, The Offing, 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →