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Why we flew to Washington, D.C. to take part in the Women’s March

By Lisa Kinsella      

Some called it an anti-Trump protest, others a women’s rights demonstration. What it ended up being was a movement.

The 2017 Women's March on Washington, D.C., on Jan. 21 was one of hundreds of marches around the world to support women's rights, immigration reform, health care reform, the environment, LGBTQ righs, racial justice, freedom of religion and in protest to Donald Trump's misogynistic statements and positions. The Washington protest attracted 550,000 and 4.8 million worldwide protesters. It was considered the largest one-day protest in U.S. history. Photograph courtesy of Voice of America
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TORONTO—At the Women’s March on Washington, D.C., we met three women from Alaska, Maryland and Massachusetts, respectively. The American women were intrigued upon learning we were Canadian and asked about “JT," as he’s commonly referred to down there. They told us we were lucky to have a feminist prime minister and wondered if perhaps Canada would be willing to share him. (They weren’t kidding.) Some called it an anti-Trump protest, others a women’s rights demonstration. What it ended

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