People

On-point and powerful banners from the 2019 Women's March

Posted by
Anna Brech
Published

As women of the world take to the streets, we round up some of the best and most empowering signs

If ever there was a time to a woman, it’s right here, right now. 

We live in a world where 1 in 5 women have been sexually assaulted, 8 in 10 firms pay men more, just 6 women lead FTSE 100 firms, and 2 women a week are killed by a current or former partner in England and Wales alone. 

Not to mention the inbuilt discrimination women face, every day, in all kinds of subtle and toxic ways; oh yes - and  a known misogynist resides in the White House.

Then again: never before have we felt such solidarity in the face of gargantuan odds. Women of the world are rising up, shoulder-to-shoulder, to take a stand.

This energy took centre stage yesterday with the Women’s March 2019 (as charted in Stylist’s live blog). Thousands of women hit the streets to make their voices heard, in a #womenswave that stretched from Washington D.C. to London, Sydney and beyond. 

“I ask you to remind yourself of your power every chance you get,” the artist Lauren Jauregui told crowds in LA. “Remind your mother, sister, cousin, co-worker, friend, partner, whoever: remind them of their strength and remind them of what we can do together.”

So, whenever you next feel belittled, ignored or targeted on the grounds of your gender, take heart from the fact that this huge movement of smart and brilliant women are fighting your corner. Come salute their verve…

And from team Stylist…

Images: Getty, Instagram

Topics

Share this article

Author

Anna Brech

Anna Brech is a freelance journalist and former editor for stylist.co.uk. Her six-year stint on the site saw her develop a vociferous appetite for live Analytics, feminist opinion and good-quality gin in roughly equal measure. She enjoys writing across all areas of women’s lifestyle content but has a soft spot for books and escapist travel content.

Other people read

More from People

More from Anna Brech