Perkins joins Women’s March in Topeka in January

Delaney Garrelts, Reporter

Donald Trump is the new president of the United States, but some people are choosing to not accept the results of the election.

For a lot of people, mostly women, support for Trump is synonymous with support for misogyny, racism, and homophobia.

The Women’s March was held on Jan. 2, directly after Trumps’ inauguration, to support LGBT women, freedom of religion, equal pay, racial equality, and other injustices and prejudices women have to face every day.

Around 4.8 million people worldwide participated in the March, including people from other countries, even Antarctica.

Kahill Perkins, senior, went to the March held in Topeka, along with 4 or 5 thousand other people who support women’s rights.

There were various speakers, six or seven strong women from different backgrounds,” Perkins shared with enthusiasm, “there was a Native American speaker talking in her native language, by the end saying ‘we are still here’ and that was just one of those defining moments.”

Women all over the U.S. showed support with signs reflecting Trumps’ language against women, and signs spreading the knowledge that women aren’t planning on giving up anytime soon.

The march gave women a voice, and Perkins thinks “everyone physically able should go, should be willing to surround themselves with thousands of other people who share the same idea.”

Even towns like Twisp, Washington, with a population of 940, were able to find around 800 fellow marchers for the cause.

When asked why she participated in the march, Perkins said she “felt the need to go in a time where I was scared. I’m not gonna be quiet about this. This is women. This is me.”