The day after the election of Donald Trump to President of the United States in January 2017, tens of thousands of women marched in the USA, Australia, Scandinavia and right across the world, hot on the streets on their hometown in protest.
We think it goes without saying that any man preparing to eradicate Planned Parenthood’s lifesaving services and make it harder and harder for women to have control over their own bodies and medical choices is not one you’d like to see running your local corner store, let alone one of the most powerful and influential nations in the world. Yet the argument goes that the U.S is a long way away from Australia and we’ve got enough of our own problem politicians to worry about here. Why the hell would we care about what’s happening on the other side of the world?
As journalism graduate, passionate globe trotter and proud U.S citizen Jill Martin told us,
‘The election of Donald Trump, a brash racist and proven misogynist has brought to light the staggering levels of sexism we still have to fight throughout the west and the concerning questions we all have about the future of women.
Regardless of where they’re from, how can women speak out against men who violate them when a man with a long history of objectifying women is now a key player in global politics? How can the future include powerful female contribution if we allow our boys to grow up with as little respect for women as the U.S president? The truth is it can’t, so we marched to let our voices as women be heard across the world.
The concerns of female autonomy, access to healthcare and rights to one’s own body struck a chord even in your hometown of Melbourne with thousands gathering to protest against the re-emersion of a sexist patriarchal world order.’
How we’re doing our bit at Silent Arrow… and how you can do yours.
Women’s rights are a core value of likeminded retailer The Other Wild who share our belief in a world that celebrates female autonomy and empowerment. In a show of support for our sisters in the States, the Women’s March Movement and Girl Power around the world we’ve featured The Other Wild’s ‘The Future is Female’ tee in our latest photoshoot to help raise awareness and much needed sales. We urge all you true rad girls out there to join the cause and do your bit by purchasing your ‘The Future is Female’ t-shirt as 25% of all sales go directly to Planned Parenthood, an epic organisation founded on the idea that women should have the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives and fulfil their dreams… no ceiling, no limits.