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10 of the most outrageous signs spotted at the Women’s March

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We are getting ready for another Women’s March because things are still as crazy as they were last year.  We had so much fun last year and we took lots of pictures of sign ideas. Here we have several pictures of funny and smart Women’s March sign ideas.  Women’s Marches are historically non violent and encouraging meet ups. Women and men of all ages and even children show up with signs, pink hats, and hope for the future in tow. We plan on making it a family affair this year.

 

Below is the post we did about signs from last year’s women’s march, enjoy!

This past weekend, my oldest daughter and I attended the January 20th Women’s March.  Two years ago, an organized march, rally, or protest was not even on my radar. There is so much we have become aware of in the last couple years.  Hashtag “Thanks Trump”. The Women’s March is a peaceful protest that is in cities across the country and throughout the world.  Women’s March signs are known for being clever, funny, and encouraging. Not everyone is into Women’s Marches, they think their ideas and signs are outrageous. If you are looking for an outrageous protest sign, these are some great ones.

Outrageous actual signs seen at the women's march! The Women’s March was a worldwide protest on January 21, 2017, the day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. The main protest was in Washington, D.C., and is known as the Women’s March on Washington with many other marches taking place worldwide. This has now become an annual event.

kate ham art

A little piece I shared on KateHamArt.com

Look at all these outlandish claims.  This person who thinks America is already great. Come on now, how can that be? Trumps whole platform was that he would make America Great Again. You can’t go around saying it is already great. I really wish there was a ‘sarcasm’ font available.

american is already great protest sign

There are a wide range of grievance for women under the current administration, hence the Women’s March.  The Women’s March is to bring awareness and advocate legislation and policies regarding human rights, racial equality, freedom of religion, immigration reform, healthcare reform, reproductive rights, the environment, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, DACA, and more.  There is a lot at stake right now.

bad hombres at women's marchThis bad hombre in a pink crocheted hat and his wife asked J if she would mind posing for a picture.  He then asked if I minded.  They both love Hamilton and loved seeing such an enthusiastic young marcher.  We agreed to the photo. I sat back and watched as this man old enough to be my dad and his wife looked my daughter in the eye and told her what a great sign she had made.  He asked her if she liked Hamilton and they let her know how much they liked it too. He asked her if she was enjoying the event. He told her she was brave, that the future was hers, and to always stand up for herself.  It was empowering, encouraging, and validating. “They were very nice.” she said. Throughout the couple hours we were there she had several people who encouraged her enthusiasm.  It doesn’t take much to validate a kid, but so many people don’t see the point. Be like this bad hombre.

Vietnam vet at womens march

There were several Veterans.  We made sure to say “Thank you for your service.” to this real American Hero.  We told this kind man that we thought his shirt was boss.

weak men fear strong women

That tracks.

 

we the people sign

Marchers are as diverse as the issues they march for.  Marchers are women, men, and children.  Baby strollers, wheelchairs, and even a few scooters were seen. Conversations ranged from shared exasperation on where we are as a nation to cheerful encouragement that the group can make a difference. I expected to be surrounded mostly by people younger than me. I expected at least some frustrated yelling.  Nope.  Old people were all over the place. Little kids were all over the place. Encouraging men and women just all over the place.  Kindness and positivity was everywhere. It felt like a giant, supportive, free, therapy session.

elect a clown expect a circus protest sign

President Donald Trump was kind enough to tweet encouragement about the 2018 Women’s March. He’s bananas. There was a time where that might have been surprising, but by the time 2018 came around, nobody is really shocked by anything that comes out of his mouth or his Tweety Bird fingers.  While many of the signs did not acknowledge Trump directly, many did.  He really gives marchers ample material to work with.

This would be funny, if it wasn’t actually scary as hell.

putin trump russia sign

So anyway, I promised you a bunch of outrageous protest signs.  I am about to deliver. I hope you are sitting down for these crazy, out of hand, demanding, mouthy women signs.

When they go low, we go high protest sign

Outrageous concept. How dare she carry such a sign. Does she have no self respect?

 

boys will be good humans sign

People seem to be over the “Boys will be Boys” narrative.  The nerve of some people.

boys will be held accountable

Well, this next one is just in such poor taste. Why would we discuss this in public? It’s appalling.

womens march anything you can do i can do bleeding

I mean, except that it totally checks out.  Right? We have our periods every month and pretty much just go about our day.

 

I just can’t get over the nerve of some people.  Expressing thankfulness for one of the things that makes America great already? Disgraceful.

god bless the free press

Quoting Rosa Parks. You know, the lady who literally went to jail for sitting on a bus. That was a crime a few decades ago.  Don’t forget that.

Nah Rosa Parks

This marcher suggests that education and healthcare should be accessible to all? I’ve said it before, but the nerve of some people.

enough divisiveness

Fund Public Schools?! What do you think this is, a 1st world country?

march signs fund public schools

There were an unruly amount of signs that started with “Grab ’em…”  Well, that isn’t very polite.

grab them by the

I mean, except that it is really just a creative spin on the current President’s own words.  It’s only impolite because it reminds us of that nasty thing that President Donald Trump said. Such a nasty man. Stop giving us material, Mr. President.

grab em by the midterms

OK, so maybe the sign in the back is naughty, but let’s focus on the two in the front.  Hamilton quotes for the win! “Include women in the sequel! WORK!”

hamilton womens march signsSeriously though, we walked for a bit with with these nice teenage girls who were there with a nice mom about my age.  They were nice, strong girls that made me hopeful for the future.  I haven’t felt hopeful for the future in a while if I am being honest.

This Nana walked with her daughter and granddaughters.  Doesn’t she know Nanas are supposed to stay at home and be sweet and quite and make cookies and not rock the boat.  Silly Nana. (You guys know I am being sarcastic at this point, right? Because this lady is #NanaGoals)

now youve pissed of nana

And if that one above isn’t enough Nana’s rocking the boat, check out this rad Nana.  She’s all up there in years and needs a little help getting around, but she took the time to say some true things. She really has the best words…..

smart people dont

Standing up for yourself?! Unspeakable.

standing up for myself bitch sign

Try and tell me with a straight face that this isn’t true.

Serious question : Why do these signs even exist? Why are these things we need to still debate? We can do better than this, right? These hopes and dreams are not crazy and off the wall.  Yes, I can count. Yes, I know that was more than 10. There were just so many, I had to include a few bonus photos. You are welcome.

mother and daughter at womens march

Why did we march? We marched for a lot of reasons. Up until 2016, my husband and I considered ourselves fairly neutral when it came to politics.  As registered Independents, we voted on both sides of the field; perhaps even a little right leaning.

I shared a picture on Instagram sharing a few of the reasons why we went. The photo is below.

This girl is a daughter of the revolution on my side.  My ancestors have been traced back to those who fought bravely for independence from Great Britain.  On her dad’s side she is a first generation American. Harry is a Latino immigrant who came to the United States with his family at seven years old. He didn’t speak any English. His dad worked multiple jobs and Harry began working nearly full time at fifteen years old. Harry became an American citizen in his early twenties while in college.  From several angles, our daughter  is the American dream.

history has its eyes on you sign

She’s a straight A student.  She loves STEM. She has a passion for music, theater, and writing.  She will research history for fun.  She is assertive and strong willed.  She is confident. Her only setback should be that she is interested in too many things. She can’t wait to go to college. This girl should have every right her brother has, plain and simple.  No more, just the same amount.  That’s not crazy, that’s fair. The current status quo is that she will have a much harder time achieving her goals than if she had been born with a penis.  That is unacceptable in 2018.  I marched because I just want a level playing field for this kid. That isn’t liberal or outrageous.

eliza hamilton at the womens march

As a mom, I worry about a lot of things. As a mom of girls, I live in dreaded anticipation of their “Me Too” stories. We marched because “Me Too” experiences are just expected. That is so unfair.  As a mother of a boy, I feel like I am swimming upstream in a culture that says “Boys will be Boys” and accepts less when it comes to their behavior.  I just want to raise nice humans. I want to raise safe humans. I want to raise people that know they are worthy of respect. I want to raise humans that know that in America, they can do anything they work hard at. I want to raise humans that can be with people that are different than them and know that we are all worthy of love and respect. My hope is we raise kids that know that it is insane to say they have more rights than someone else.  That isn’t outlandish or salacious, that is bare minimum for civilized society.

Until Next Time ~ Kate
Comments: One Response
  1. Rust says:

    Lots to absorb and think about here. I enjoyed your perspective and wish the very best for your beautiful daughter, and your son too. It’s a scary time to raise kids, I worry about mine a lot.

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