The Women’s March Inspired Them To Run. Now They’re Unseating GOP Men.

“Will the women’s protest be over in time for them to cook dinner?” read the text, laid over an image of a woman in the kitchen.

That “women’s protest” stretched across the globe and became the largest single-day protest in U.S. history. And less than a year later, on Nov. 7, Carman would lose his seat to a woman who decided to run after protesting Carman’s comments. 

Ashley Bennett, 32, showed up with dozens of other women constituents at a public meeting Carman held on Jan. 24, just days after he posted the sexist meme. Inspired by the Women’s March and what she saw as Carman’s“mocking and belittling people who are expressing their concerns about their community and the nation,” Bennett decided to run against him. 

Ashley Bennett, who ran for local Atlantic County Freeholder after John Carman mocked the women’s march, knocked him off the board.

— Amy S. Rosenberg (@amysrosenberg) November 8, 2017

Bennett wasn’t the only woman who won on Tuesday night after getting angry post-presidential election.

“I thought the march was gonna be for her,” Fowler said in a campaign ad. “I realized that it was for both of us and I didn’t feel alone anymore. So I knew I needed to do something. I need to be part of the legislative process.”

“Once I heard that the Women’s March was happening, I knew I wanted to be involved and to walk shoulder-to-shoulder with men and women,” Ayala told Elle in August. “We were just able to come together and kind of recalibrate ourselves, do what we needed to do to organize our thoughts and our energies and figure out the next steps. But we have to continue to take action. We have to make change. We can’t let that be the end of the road.”

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Virginia delegates Hala Ayala (Left) and Eileen Filler (right) celebrate the nomination of Vice Presidential Candidate Tim Kaine during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. 

— First Ask (@TheFirstAsk) November 8, 2017

All I did was block people on Facebook for dissing the Women’s March. This amazing woman took on the assholes and won. Eternal respect. https://t.co/w9VgG1vJ8j

— MelG (@mel_giancarlo) November 8, 2017

— Women’s March CT (@womensmarchct) November 8, 2017

YAS, LADIES: Of the 14 seats Democrats have flipped in the VA House of Delegates so far, all were originally held by men, and 10 of those races were won by women.

— Lily Herman (@lkherman) November 8, 2017

A N.J. Republican mocked the Women’s March online.
32-year old Democrat Ashley Bennett was angered by the remark, challenged him in his re-election bid.
She won.
Moral of the story do not piss us women off. #WednesdayWisdom

— Hailey Renee👊❄🇺🇸✌ (@pacificnwmomma) November 8, 2017

HEAR OUR VOTE
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— Women’s March (@womensmarch) November 7, 2017

Sometimes, karma’s a bitch ― and she looks like a motivated, pissed off woman.

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