If you’re unable to go out to your state’s Women’s March today, there are so many ways you can support human rights and promote feminism from home. Choose one, a few, or do all these things. 🙂
For instance, you can order a “Pussies Against Trump” shirt or hoodie from my friend’s website here: http://www.redbubble.com/people/kellythomas325/works/24932091-ps-against-trump
The website that my skilled graphic designer friend is working through gives her 20% of sales, which all goes to organizations that are soon losing funding from our government. This month, she’s giving the proceeds to Planned Parenthood, and she plans to donate future sales to NPR and PBS.
She even has stickers in assorted sizes! I bought mine today, because I fucking love stickers: http://www.redbubble.com/people/kellythomas325/works/24932091-ps-against-trump?p=sticker&rel=carousel
She’s also open to receiving people’s designs for future products. So guys, GET IN ON THIS.
It’s a great way to give back and to help fight against the bullshit Trump will try to throw at us.
There are so many other things you can do, too:
- Call your senator. Show them they have their community backing them to fight against Trump’s administration. They can only do so much if they think their people could care less. Find your state’s senator here: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/
And your representatives here: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
- Keep up with the marches, protest, and political/social news in general. Follow NYT on Facebook, the Washington Post on Twitter, or Huffington Post on Tumblr. Get notifications for live streams on your newsfeed.
It’s so important that you stay aware of your world, be it local, national, or international. You can even sign up for NYT news alerts via emails (which is how I primarily keep up). It’s not about picking up the paper as much anymore, but about making sure you have access to the news in some way.
I just finished a blog on some of the biggest, most accurate news organizations’ social media pages on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. It’s as easy as clicking “follow.” https://bitchpolarbymanx.wordpress.com/2017/01/21/easy-access-to-the-news-for-everyone-know-your-world-how-you-can-stay-in-the-know-on-social-media/
- Donate to an organization fighting for human rights, social justice, or one you love that is losing its government funding. You can do most of this online, super easily, and donate as much or as little as you want/can manage.
- Write a blog or social media post. Speak out against atrocities, even if everyone knows exactly where you stand, never quiet down. Share stories from reliable news outlets and chime in, or just share the stories period. Stay knowledgeable, and share that knowledge. It’s never solely yours. What you learn is meant to be shared.
- See if your town, city, or university is doing anything in the way of protests, donations, rallies, and social justice events. Find out what’s happening, where it’s happening, and if there’s anything you can do to help. Even just sharing these events to promote them to your friends and family can help so much.
Doing any of these is honestly so helpful. It tells people that we, as a collective, have a voice. Don’t feel like you’re not a part of the cause simply because you couldn’t march or had no way of driving to your capital’s protest, or that your anxiety or depression held you back from large, social events. It’s totally OK. Look at what you can do, and there are so many more options than this.
Fight back however you can; there is no inferior or superior form of protest.