Many news outlets stated that these marches were, again, "Anti-Trump". Yes, Trump has shown to light the many misogynist values he obtains, and yes he has made slick remarks about women in the past- and present, but these marches stood amongst an even greater basis. It was more rather a long-enduring opposition movement. A movement that really inspired me.
I am proud to be a young women. I am proud to be a young, Latina woman. However, it wasn't until seeing all the people come together to march for the rights of women that I became more socially aware-and even more proud of who I am. Being a woman, I will be faced with a lot of double-standards. I will face with sexist remarks, belittlement, etc. It seems that issues like these just "come with the territory". I mean, I didn't ask to be presented as the weaker sex, but hey, that's just how it is. Now don't get me wrong, I know that there are multiple struggles that men face such as having to oppress feelings. There's that notion that if a man cries or shows any kind of emotion, he is viewed as weak. Men are taught to be tough, and the moment they show any weakness, they are taunted.
There are various downsides to each gender, and both may possess their own kind of struggles. Besides all the obstacles I obtain as a woman, I am so proud to be one. What we face everyday is what makes us who we are. It is what defines our unique, and beautiful nature. These complications and battles have made me proud to be a woman.
-- Lupita Villarreal