It's truly a sign of these incendiary times that a peaceful march and global movement in support of women, love, and equality, could be met with such strong and biting backlash. From New York to DC to hell, even Antartica, passionate people came together to, quite literally, take a stand against Donald Trump and his hateful rhetoric. The response of those who didn't get it? "I bet half those women don't even know why they're marching." Besides that being a deeply misogynist remark in itself (undermining the actions of femmes yet again!), it's also an absolutely untrue one. Here, 11 women (and men) share the very realized reasons why they participated in marches across the country this past Saturday.

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