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On Jan. 21, the day after Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, millions of women in America and all over the world gathered in cities and towns to show just how powerful they are. Widespread demonstrations of this size naturally had marchers with funny, poignant, and intense signs that showed the diverse reactions to Trump's presidency. But some women chose to reference women's rights history with their Women's March signs, and it was the perfect reminder of how far women's rights have come and how far they still have to go.
Like countless major protests before, one of the largest Women's Marches took place in Washington, D.C. where women and their allies paraded their signs close to the newly-inaugurated President Trump. This massive string of protests took place on every continent (including Antarctica) and drew people from incredibly diverse backgrounds. As such, Women's Marchers brought with them rich stories and histories that are as old and amazing as womanhood itself. From Sojourner Truth to the first female presidential candidate, to Audre Lorde and The Handmaid's Tale, these signs recall countless crucial historical moments in women's history that they won't let America's new president and the rest of the world forget.