WASHINGTON - D.C. was abuzz Inauguration Weekend as hundreds and thousands of Trump supporters and anti-Trump protesters flooded the city. I spent the day travelling across the city, running errands and popping in and out of the march to say hello to friends. All weekend, the brave and wonderful #NastyWomen of America marched and rallied and thoroughly enraged Trump, according to the Washington Post.
I was surprised to see, while monitoring coverage of the March, that a link was being spread by Trump supporters, titled, "Anti-Trump Marchers ‘Mostly White’ Women Who Need ‘Therapy’ After Clinton Loss."
This was the general attitude of Trump supporters throughout the weekend as they cheered on the possibility of rolling back reproductive rights - especially if a conservative Supreme Court justice is appointed, which will bring us closer to seeing Roe v. Wade come under attack. They reinforced this glee over the anxiety of millions of women with such statements as "get over it" or "we won, you lost, stop crying about it." All of this occurring under the nose of now-President Donald Trump, who is known for his sexist attitudes.
Another reaction, both on social media and from some of my friends, was a quizzical, "But what rights are these women losing?"
Well, let's see. The women at marches all across this nation is a diverse and intersectional group - so there is quite a bit that they are losing and are at-risk of losing when it comes to rights.
For instance, virtually overnight, women who identify as LGBT saw LGBT webpages and resources, on what was previously President Obama's White House website, being torn down.
Over the weekend and in the past few days, Trump reinstated a ban on funding to international health organizations that, among the wide variety of services they offer, offer abortion services or information or answers to family-planning related questions.
Trump has signed a rollback of Obamacare, which will drastically affect access for women to preventative care services, which, according to ObamaCareFacts.Com, includes:
The Health & Human Services agency, which is now under Republican leadership, reported:
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