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This Four-Year-Old Had Her Own Women's March With Dolls

Some kids have doll weddings, but Rose Redfern had a doll protest.

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Mark and Wendy Redfern wanted to involve their four-year-old daughter Rose in the action, but several concerns, including safety and the the distance between their Lexington, Virginia, home and Washington DC, forced them to get a little creative. Instead, they staged a mini march in their backyard with some of Rose's dolls.

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"I came up with the idea and Wendy and I made up the slogans and then Rose helped tape the signs and made two of her own. As she made the first one, she scribbled lines and talked as she did about loving people," Mark told BuzzFeed.

And Supergirl was an especially poignant choice. "We picked Supergirl because technically she's an illegal alien, from the planet Krypton, so we could comment on immigration."

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Mark added that Rose is a big superhero fan and has a collection of DC Superhero dolls.


After coming up with slogans and making the signs, Mark and Wendy set up the dolls in their backyard for a photo shoot and a short march.

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"We all watched some of the news coverage and we told her the basic idea that women were marching around the world for peace and women's rights," Mark said of preparing Rose for their march. "The weekend before we all marched in our local town of Lexington as part of an anti-racism march tied to Martin Luther King Day, so she had already had the experience of marching."

Mark said the reaction to the march, which he shared on social media, has been mostly positive, and hopes Rose will grow up to be involved in social issues.

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"We plan to raise Rose to be engaged and active," he said. "When she gets older she can make her own decisions on how political she wants to be and what side she falls on, we'll love her no matter what."