The signs themselves employed several different strategies — some were pointed, some were angry, some were poignant, and some were funny. But each and every one spoke from the heart. Here are twenty signs from the Womxn’s March Denver that paint a picture of the public: committed, passionate, clever…and sometimes just flat-out fed up.
The beauty of comic books: Sometimes the art requires no caption.
A significant portion of the signs didn't bother to be referential or creative: They just asked questions that need to be asked. Loudly.
The Internet "Is this a pigeon" meme is pretty widespread, so it makes sense that it would land on signage at the Womxn's March.
Not only is Trump frighteningly friendly to Russia, this sign points out that he also makes the ugliest horse.
Sure, it's a Carly Simon reference, a nod to the music nerds present at the March. But to whom is it directed? Trump? Mitch McConnell? Men in general? Maybe all of the above.
"This nation was founded on one principle above all else: The requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world: No. YOU move.”
One new complaint at the 2019 March was the role that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has played and continues to play in the fundamental dysfunction of American government. This sign is one of the more sedate of the batch — compared to some, it's downright kind, worthy of the Kentucky gentleman that McConnell pretends to be.
If you think of Buffy the Vampire Slayer as a metaphor against old white dudes, it starts to make a lot more sense. It's almost not even a metaphor.
Because there's just not enough Rizzo in our current political discourse.
Another theme of the day was Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Many signs were devoted to wishing her good health or just celebrating her legacy of feminism. Long live the Notorious RBG.
Star Wars signage has been prevalent from the beginning, with Princess Leia and "A Woman's Place Is in the Resistance." But it's a dark time for the Republic, so it only makes sense that the March would move into Episode V territory.
Whether you know this line from Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice or from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, it's a good reminder that even small gestures of kindness can mean everything.
You never knew Piglet had such a potty mouth, did you?
This person pretty much agrees with Piglet.
Anyone in Colorado who doesn't understand the power of the snowflake just hasn't been paying attention.
Little-known fact: All three have also lifted weights at Tobin's house.
Two remarkable things: This kid clearly made his own awesome sign, and he's drawing a direct comparison between the greatest villain of his generation...and the evil wizard Voldemort.
Somehow, it's the punctuation that makes the simple statement all the more powerful a plea. Maybe they're calling for help?
In terms of font usage, there is no greater crime.
Some signs need no further commentary. Keep marching, and keep holding those messages high.