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I think you misunderstood the purpose of the Women’s March.

It wasn’t just to advocate for women’s rights for one day. Rather, it was a rallying cry for people everywhere to get more involved in the political process in the days, months, and years ahead. Speakers called for attendees to contact elected officials, join action committees, attend meetings, etc.

I agree that, as you say, “defending women should be something we do every single day,” but every-day advocacy won’t happen overnight. We’ve got to start somewhere. And the Women’s March was a darn good starting place. As a result, men and women across the U.S. are now fired up about women’s rights and eager to take action. In fact, the march inspired a new campaign, “10 actions in 100 days,” which encourages people to take a series of actions — e.g. sending postcards to your representatives — that support women’s rights.

I also agree with you 100% that something must be done about the disgusting exploitation of women in fashion. It’s truly terrible. But, like every major social change, it has to start somewhere, right? So why not host a rally that educates and unites people on this topic, and inspires them to get involved?

Rallies and marches are effective ways to get the ball rolling because they unite, educate, and inspire — the Women’s March did all of these and more.

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