Men join in to support nearly 200 hundred women at the Women's March on Minocqua Submitted: 01/21/2018
Men join in to support nearly 200 hundred women at the Women's March on Minocqua
Story By Phylicia Ashley

MINOCQUA - All over the country hundreds of thousands of people came out for the Women's March Saturday. Northern Wisconsin was no exception. The day highlights women's rights but some men felt it was important to March by their side.
At the "Women's March on Minocqua" nearly 200 women from different backgrounds marched as one.
However, sprinkled between the pink you'll find men moved by this movement like Cliff Claus.
"Very irritated," said Claus.
As a father Cliff has specific reasons for walking the mile with the women on Saturday.
"Our government's gone to heck," said Claus.

Another father agreed.
"I wanna be a good role model for my daughters.That's sometimes a hard thing for a guy to do," said women's rights supporter Brent McFarlend.

 Seeing the recent events of sexual harassment and the "Me Too" movement got McFarlend to his first protest.
"I'm disheartened by the progress," said McFarlend
9-year-old Emmet Knudson hasn't picked the cause he wants to fight yet. However, tagging along as his mom's walking buddy taught him what it means to support others.
"It kind of keeps the community a community," said Knudson.

Knudson wasn't the only young marcher.
"Everybody should be equal," said 8- year- old Twyla Goodwin.
"It'll make an imprint on her for the rest of her life," said Twyla's mother Kimber Goodwin.
Kimber was glad to see boys and men around her daughter showing that it's important to stand up for others.
"This isn't just a women's march its everybody's march," said Kimber.
Elisa Farmilant started the "Women's March on Minocqua" last year. Supporters walked from Chippewa Street and around Torpy Park.

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