— For a woman in her late 40s, the prospect of a Trump presidency was a real possibility.
But for a woman with a background in politics and social media, it was a virtual certainty.
“I don’t want to be a Democrat.
I don’t even like the Republican Party,” Ms. Wooten said.
“But I want to get involved in politics, I want a say in things, I have to be part of that.”
For Ms. Ochoa, a student at the University of Indiana, that meant joining her classmates in an online “Resist Trump” protest, where she set up a Facebook page called “Stand up against fascism.”
Her goal was to mobilize a coalition of women, people of color, and people who oppose white supremacy, according to a video posted to Facebook by the group.
Ms. Wottens involvement was “very positive,” she said, “and really helpful in terms of learning about our issues and our communities.”
It was the first time she had organized a protest, she said.
She and other protesters were inspired by a recent online petition calling for the impeachment of Vice President Mike Pence, which garnered over 2,000 signatures.
In the video, Ms. White and other students discuss what they believe is the case for impeaching Mr. Pence.
“The president of the United States, his administration has systematically abused our constitutional rights to vote, to speak out against the abuse of our democratic rights and the abuse and violation of our civil liberties,” Ms, White said.
In her speech, Ms White said she is not against Trump.
But she is opposed to the president’s “totalitarian approach” to the United Nations.
“We have to stand up for our civil rights, our basic freedoms, our rights as Americans to peacefully assemble,” she told the audience.
Ms Wotten is also a member of the campus chapter of the National Women’s Political Caucus, which is the second-largest political organization on the American campus.
The group was founded in the wake of the 2016 presidential election by a group of students at the school who supported Ms. Clinton and other Democratic candidates.
Ms. Trump, who was appointed by the president, has made opposing the administration one of his central campaign promises.
“The goal of the women’s caucus is to empower women to challenge their male colleagues and to take a stand against the Republican agenda,” said Amanda Brown, a spokeswoman for the group, in a statement.
The National Women`s Political Caucus on Wednesday launched a petition calling on Ms. Pence to step down, saying he “has abused his power, and he has trampled the dignity and civil rights of women and girls across the United State.”
In addition to calling on Mr. Trump to resign, the group said, they plan to work with other groups to take to the streets on Feb. 15, calling for protests in cities across the country.
“It’s really about standing up for women and for all of our rights and standing up against all of the abuses of power that this administration is putting into place,” Ms Brown said.
For many women, Ms Trump has become a symbol of a more toxic relationship between the sexes.
Her election was greeted with overwhelming support in both male and female students, according the Washington Post, and her approval ratings have risen to 50% in some polls.
But women who have grown up in a predominantly white, Protestant country and who may not be so accustomed to politics have also come to resent her politics.
“She has done more to divide us than any other woman president ever did,” said Sarah Jones, a 28-year-old college student from the University, of Kentucky, who helped organize the protest.
“She has turned our country against us.”
In response to the backlash, some students have begun organizing online campaigns to get their message out, and Ms. Jones said she hopes that will become more common as women start to see more women in the political process.
“This isn’t just about me, it’s about our entire country,” Ms Jones said.