The Women’s March is the best way to address many issues and challenges that women have faced over the past year and before that, infers Joan Walsch of The Nation. From the presidential victory of a man who boasted of grabbing women by the genitals, to the many scandals of sexual abuse that have surfaced in 2017, women need an outlet to make their voices heard. The rise of #MeToo and backlash against it has highlighted the issues women face as well as society’s insistence on downplaying them. Women marching together still has value a year later as an act of protest against the assaults on their rights.
With much bark and little bite, the Women’s March has achieved little since it was introduced in 2017, asserts Jen Kerns of Fox News. While last year’s event seemed to serve as a way for liberals to out their post-election frustration among one another, there isn’t much new stuff on the table now. With little direction or organization, the march hasn’t reached tangible results that actually make a difference. The Republican Tea Party offers a good example of how a grass-roots effort ended up making national waves, some of which helped get Trump elected. A purpose and an action plan are needed to make the Women’s March impactful.