Women’s March Returns Despite Being Surrounded By Controversy

A few weeks ago, the Women’s March occurred in cities throughout the country, including Nashville. Controversy continues to surround the march about whether women are doing it for the right reasons or if they even have grounds to do it. Numerous people simply don’t know what the march is for.

The Women’s March official website says their mission “is to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change.”

Those who attended marched with fellow feminists hoping to make a difference in society. It brought hundreds of thousands of people together all over the country, all who hope to make a lasting impact.

MJHS Senior Mackenzie Hall is one of the people who went to stand up for what they believe in.

“I believe that right now, women don’t have the same rights as men, and since I am so young, there’s not much I can do. So marching and making sure my voice is somewhat heard is the one way I feel I can make a difference,” Hall said.

Teens often feel powerless and wonder how they can make a difference. Hall found a way to feel like what she said mattered. She marched across Nashville with a sign in hand with hopes of change.

“I hope that people in power see the masses of people marching and realize that something needs to change,” she said.

There are, of course, the people who don’t think that anything needs to change in society. They fail to see what some women have to go through. The injustice. The discrimination. The violence. Countless people don’t realize the pay gap is real. They don’t yet understand what is told to them in plain facts.

People like Mackenzie are trying to change that, though. They hope to raise awareness and gain the attention that they feel this issue needs. And one way to do it, is to raise their voices and march.


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