With President Trump鈥檚 first year in office done and dusted, pundits on both ends of the political spectrum will undoubtedly be arguing for days about his first State of the Union speech and its rebuttal by Democrat rising star Joe Kennedy III.

Regardless of your political leanings, one thing is for certain: seeing the many members the Democratic party wearing all black in solidarity with the Time鈥檚 Up and #MeToo movements is a powerful reminder of how solidarity can be one of the most powerful weapons anyone has.

Although the call initially went out to women in the party to wear all black in solidarity, men showed up in full force, too, with many women members of the Democratic caucus also donning large red pins emblazoned with the name Recy, in honor of Recy Taylor, the woman Oprah Winfrey so eloquently spoke about during her jaw-dropping Golden Globes speech at the beginning of January.

While fans of the GOP are applauding the president鈥檚 speech, many are taking 45 to task for failing to mention anything about the ongoing women鈥檚 empowerment movements spreading across the US. As Newsweek聽notes, the only time the word 鈥渨oman鈥 appeared in this year鈥檚 SOTU is during the portion of the president鈥檚 speech in which he trotted out the story of a police officer who adopted a baby from a drug-addicted woman he encountered while at work.

Outside of the house, while Trump gave his remarks, activists lit up the side of the Trump Hotel in DC with a phrase that read, 鈥淒onald Trump harassed or assaulted twenty women.鈥 There has been no comment from the White House on the president鈥檚 lack of mentioning women鈥檚 rights or the accusation that appeared on the side of his hotel Tuesday.

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