OK ladies, now let’s get in formation: Beyoncé has lent her support to the first Women’s March, which will take place in major cities around the world this Saturday.
Timed to coincide with the first full day of Trump’s presidency, the Women’s March is a protest against his derogatory, misogynistic attitudes; a way of expressing concern that the most powerful position in the world now belongs to a man who has boasted about grabbing women ‘by the pussy’ and has threatened to roll back rights surrounding abortion and reproductive rights.
A proud supporter of Hillary Clinton during the presidential election, Beyoncé posted a message of support for the marchers on her Facebook page, underneath a red, white and blue poster for the Washington leg of the event.
‘Together with Chime for Change, we raise our voices as mothers, as artists and as activists,’ she wrote. ‘As #GlobalCitizens, we can make our voices heard and turn awareness into meaningful action and positive change.’
The singer is a long term partner of Chime for Change, the global campaign founded by Gucci, which aims to raise funds and awareness for the empowerment of women and girls around the world.
Katy Perry, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Schumer, Zendaya, Olivia Wilde, Julianne Moore and America Ferrera are among the high profile women set to march on Saturday.
‘The Women’s March on Washington is a women-led movement bringing together people of all genders, ages, races, cultures, political affiliations and backgrounds in our nation’s capital on January 21, 2017, to affirm our shared humanity and pronounce our bold message of resistance and self-determination,’ the march’s mission statement reads.
If you want to show your support for women’s rights, join the march at the US Embassy at 12pm on Saturday and head to the Women’s March on London website for the full route.