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9 Surprising Things The Women’s Movement Accomplished

In advance of Saturday’s march, we overheard a young woman asserting that protests were pointless. She posited that they don’t effect change so much as they provide Instagram opportunities for those who need to mix up their latte-and-succulent shots with something less outwardly self-serving. While it’s true that some modern participants may be in it for the photo opp, we can assure you that protests were effecting change long before anyone thought to hashtag them; here, nine life-changing things the women’s movement accomplished, many of which were achieved by the same means citizens are using now (on both sides of the aisle) to stand up for what they believe is right.

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