October 20: CORAL
The day after the inauguration of President Trump, the nation saw the largest single day protest in US history, the Women’s March. Three to five MILLION people took to the streets to advocate for women’s and immigrant’s rights, healthcare reform, LGBTQ rights…and to protest the misogynistic views and statements of the President himself.
The symbol of the protest was the iconic “Pussy Hat,” which was kind of coral colored (okay, it was pink), which came from the President’s now-infamous statement: “You can grab them by the pussy.” This statement was only one of the many that would have ended anyone else’s political career, and which signaled that America no longer cared about decency or integrity. The Women’s March showed that America, and the world at large, still cared.
This was one of the few protest marches I ever joined, and certainly the largest. I went because my wife is a woman, my kids are women, my mom was a woman, and I'd say about half the people I know are women.