I Am A Woman Who Went To The Women's March And The March for Life. The Differences Were Stunning

| JAN 28, 2017 | 12:07 AM

Christophe Morin/IP3 and Saul Loeb /Getty Images

A week after the Inauguration of Donald Trump, politically active women across America could choose to make themselves heard at two major rallies revolving around women's issues. They could attend a pro-choice, feminist march known as the Women's March or they could wait one week and attend the 44th annual pro-life, March for Life.

Some lucky few, such as myself, were able to attend both.

The marches had their similarities. Both marches were held in D.C. Both marches were heavily attended by women. And both marches attracted people from all over the country to participate. But each march was not made equal.

Being physically at the marches, it is easy to recognize differences between the two. In fact, some of the differences were downright stunning. Take a look for yourself, perhaps you will agree.

Young Adults at the March for Life

Drew Angerer/Getty Images


Young Adults at the Women's March

Joshua Lott/AFP/Getty Images


Examples of inclusion at The March for Life

Destiny Herndon-de La Rosa/New Wave Feminists, used with permission


Examples of “inclusion” at the Women's March



Signs at the March for Life

Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images
Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images


Signs at the Women's March

Ebet Roberts/Getty Images


Cynthia Edorh/Getty Images


Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images


Attire at The March for Life


Attire at the Women's March

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Emma McIntyre/Getty Images


Speakers at the March for Life

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Tasos Katopodis/AFP/Getty Images
Somodevilla/Getty Images


Speakers at the Women's March

by Araya Diaz/Getty Images
Theo Wargo/Getty Images


Men at the March for Life

Drew Angerer/Getty Images


Men at the Women's March

Ebet Roberts/Archive Photos/Getty Images


The main reason for the 1st Annual Women's March.

Cynthia Edorh/Getty Images


The main reason for the 44th Annual March for Life.


Only one march persuaded me to attend again.