Men in Yellow Springs hosting 'Stand Up for Women' protest

First lady Michelle Obama speaks during a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
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First lady Michelle Obama speaks during a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, men in Yellow Springs are taking a stand.

The protest, scheduled for 6 p.m. in downtown Yellow Springs, is in response to presidential candidate Donald Trump’s “locker room banter."

The idea was sparked after Michelle Obama's campaign speech in New Hampshire.

“The shameful comments about our bodies, the disrespect of our ambitions and intellect," Obama said. "The belief that you can do anything you want to a woman.”

“We all got together in the library and said ‘That’s not how every man talks or thinks. What can we do about it?’ that’s not how we talk in our locker room," said Luke Dennis, a member of the men’s group.

The men in this group are responding to Trump's comments with slogans like “Not In Our Locker Room, Village or Country,” “We Too Believe That Enough Is Enough,” and “Strong Men Don’t Put Down Women.”

Dennis urges people to come out and support taking a stand for the women in their lives. They will have extra signs and expect that the turnout will grow to be a few hundred people. As indicated in the flyer, the organizers are reminding Americans, words and actions that degrade women are not permissible.

“We don’t want to incite the anger of Trump supporters," Dennis said. "We’re coming together to make peaceful assertions for our women."