Author: Maggie McGoveney
I didn’t know whether I would be able to go to the Women’s March on Washington until two days before, and to be honest I was a little scared. My Facebook feed on Friday was filled with news of violence, tear gas, and arrests at the inauguration. I didn’t know if the march would be the same. I found out later that my dad had called my mom and told her he wished I wasn’t going; what if I got hurt or arrested? My mom, a lifelong feminist, replied that she didn’t care, that this is something I needed to do regardless of the risks. In the end, I decided that was what I thought too.