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Women Share #WhyWeMarch as Protesters Take to Streets for NYC, DC Rallies

The hashtag had over 4,000 tweets by mid-afternoon and was one of Twitter's top 10 trending topics in the New York region



    Women Share #WhyWeMarch as Protesters Take to Streets for NYC, DC Rallies
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    A women holds a sign calling on Democrats to organize and educate during a rally protesting President Trump in Tokyo.

    With the largest anti-Trump rally of the weekend underway, women took to social media to galvanize their peers and explain why they're partaking in the Women's Marches in New York City and Washington D.C. using the hashtag #WhyWeMarch.

    Over 4,000 tweets were sent using the hashtag Friday afternoon, when it was one of Twitter's top ten trending topics for the New York region. 

    Scores of women shared inspirational quotes from notable women like the late journalist Nora Ephron and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison to share their reasons for heeding the rallying cry.

    One woman even channeled the late Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia for inspiration.

    Some were compelled to stand beside their fellow women following the outpour of support and solidarity on Inauguration Day. Model Chrissy Teigen canceled her plans to attend the Sundance Film Festival in support of her husband John Legend so that she could participate in Saturday's march.

    "I was going to go to sundance to support john tomorrow but feeling compelled to support my fellow women," she tweeted. "See you at the women's march, DC."

    Others said they'd be marching in hopes of achieving racial and gender equality for current and future generations. 

    With the future of women's healthcare hanging in the balance, taking to the streets serves as a reminder that women's rights are also human rights.

    Amid messages of support, one woman wanted to remind us that sometimes our biggest foes are not others, but ourselves.

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