#WhyIMarch

Two Days Before the March

Politicians, the media, and attendees will be much more easily able to read this side of my protest sign at the Women’s March on Washington.  While it contains nothing clever like a sign that I saw posted on Pinterest last week:  “Girls Just Wanna Have Fundamental Rights,” it states what I most desire.

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In my personal life, as a Generation Xer, I have been mentally, emotionally, physically, and sexually abused my men (my husband excluded, thank goodness!); in my professional life, I have experienced sexual harassment, pay discrimination, and ol’ boys’ club mentalities.  I am hardly alone.  Is it really so much to ask that Generations Y and Z, that my tween Z daughter, Jianna, not be subjected to such life-altering experiences?  That the generations of females in young adulthood and being raised now and in the future live in an environment in which they are treated respectfully and justly as well as have the chance to receive equal pay and opportunities at work?  Why is something so simple so difficult to attain for females around the world?

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