The nationwide women's march "offered a stinging rebuke" to Donald Trump's apocalyptic inauguration address and shined light on the darkness of his vision for America, according to columnist Charles Blow.
"They were a rebuke of bigotry and a call for equality and inclusion," Blow wrote Monday in his New York Times column. "They demonstrated the awesome power of individual outrage joined to collective action. And it was a message to America that the majority did not support this president or his plans and will not simply tuck tail and cower in the face of the threat. This was an uprising; this was a fighting back. This was a resistance."
He warned Congress to pay attention to the message sent from Saturday's marches in Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities big and small.
"It is possible that Trump has reactivated something President Obama couldn’t maintain, and Hillary Clinton couldn’t fully tap into: A unified, mission-driven left that puts bodies into the streets," Blow said. "The women’s marches sent a clear signal: Your comfort will not be built on our constriction. We are America. We are loud, 'nasty' and fed up. We are motivated dissidents and we are legion."