"Rage and roar are two words commonly used to describe the events of Monday 15
March, when tens of thousands joined the March4Justice: the emotional rage
fuelling the protests; the roar of angry shouting voices raised against the
treatment of women.
The anger driving the marches around the nation connects the day’s events to
earlier feminist protests in Australia, and by Australian women in London. For
well over a century, feminists have been angered by women’s lack of equal
rights, their treatment by governments, and issues surrounding sex.
Indeed, for some women this recent protest was just one more in a lifetime of
fighting for women’s rights and expressing their anger.
This was especially evident in front of Parliament House in Canberra. The large
and energised crowd was diverse: from babies to the elderly; mostly women but
many men; Indigenous people and whitefellas; dogs and prams threading among
university and school students and those in business attire on their lunch
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