Over 10, 000 feminist scholars, artists and activists, issue this historic statement to signal our alarm over the election of Donald J. Trump as president. We are heartened that millions of women, and male supporters, flooded the streets on January 21, 2017 in cities across the globe to add their voices to this growing resistance. This statement builds upon a long history of feminist organizing and leadership. We pledge to stand firm in our convictions and invite others to join us as we continue to build a movement that reflects our values and aspirations.
The scholars among us teach critical thinking skills to students and promote respect for diverse views in the classroom. Still, as citizens and residents of the United States, with our colleagues around the world, we firmly embrace the right to take public positions on the vital civic and political issues of our time.