Was it only two years ago that we read headlines such as “Feminism is over, the battle is won. Time to move on?”
Last year, rising fundamentalism around the world with Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president at its pinnacle exposed the vulnerability of hard-fought women’s rights that were considered done and dusted. The threat galvanized millions of people to take to the streets across the globe, smashing bystanderism and launching a pipeline of young leaders.
One year later, some of those young women led the thousands who gathered in Toronto on Saturday for the second Women’s March, one of at least 38 rallies in the country, with the mission of “inspiring, unifying and leading the charge for advancement of women across Canada.”
Its theme was defining a new future. On Saturday, that future looked diverse and Indigenous.