To my (few) friends who supported Trump: I wish you could have experienced beautiful, loving, supportive, positive, diverse, non-violent and joyful Women’s March in San Jose, Calif. yesterday. What a stark contrast to the hate-filled rhetoric of those who support the man who now sits in the Oval! We –and the millions of others across the globe–marched NOT AGAINST anything but FOR all the things that America stands for: diversity, inclusion, no hatred, freedom.
You have excused so much bad behavior from that man; abhorrent behavior that you would never accept from a husband or a son or any other man. And yet, you excuse him. You align yourselves with some of the most crude, hate-filled rhetoric we’ve ever heard. I can’t pretend to understand it. I don’t. You believe so many lies that others of us see through.
But this event gave me hope.There will be a reckoning, I sense there will be. I don’t know what form it’ll take and it won’t be tomorrow. But as the massive crowds at women’s marches all over the world yesterday made clear, there WILL be a reckoning. But it won’t be a violent one. No hate. No hate. Only action. Political action. And no silly tweets and insults. Just action.
There was such joy in coming together with a 25,000-person-strong group of Californians of all genders, ethnicities, ages, sexual orientations, people who all believed in what we chanted:
Everyone is welcome here/No hate!/No fear!
The people/united/will never be divided!
As always, when I come across an officer on duty, I thanked this cop & others for being there & for taking care of San Jose. “You here for the march?” this one asked, early in the morning. “Don’t worry, we’re here for you.” Later, a sgt. told me that I had no idea how much it meant to hear that thank-you.
His mother is smiling from heaven. This man’s sign touched us.
F*** a senator. That’s what it says. Yep.
The prospect seemed to delight her!
Feminist men represent! There is nothing hotter than a feminist guy.
They walked even when it was hard to walk.
Who could have imagined science would be in question?
Smart people in Silicon Valley & everywhere are incredulous at how dumb this administration and its supporters are.
#WeareSanJose #WeareSiliconValley (did you know that?)
So proud of young feminists! Still here, yes….not going anywhere!
Such amazing energy and love! So much love.
Budding feminists represent! #cute
Our gay brothers & sisters were well-represented.
Young feminists represent!
25,000 strong. No hate. Only love. Like the America we envision and will make reality.