Updated: Nov 28, 2018
By: Gabriella Cepeda
PTS Falconer Staff
January 26, 2017
On January 21st, around noon more than 10,000 people gathered at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami in support of the Women's March in Washington. There were around 600 marches around the world. People came from all over south Florida with homemade signs that read things like "love not hate makes America great" and "equality now!". There was a diversity of people present, including children.
The purpose of this march was not to hate on our current president, but rather to bring attention to one of the many issues that continue to plague our country. As one of the leading countries in the world we should not have to protest issues.But we can no longer sit idle. It's time to take action and that's just what the people of south Florida did on Saturday. We made our voices heard because inequality amongst genders has taken place for far too long. Woman make 78 cents for every dollar a man makes.
One in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence one point in their lifetime. It has become normal for woman to be harassed or catcalled. An 18-year-old girl should not have to make the decision to not go on a run because it feels too uncomfortable to be honked at. Only 17% of Congress is made up of women. In our own constitution, it does not give equal rights to women and men. We need to stand together as the citizens of one of the greatest nations on earth and make a change.