In the past, the organization has outright barred women from marching alongside the men, according to one of the women at the meeting. And during July's march across North Avenue from east to west, women were largely relegated to the sidelines, handing out water and snacks and encouraging the marchers. Perhaps because organizers have fielded so many questions about women's roles, the organization addresses the matter in the FAQ section of its website: "We ask women to understand that this movement is a symbolic gesture of the assembly of men, to be present in the lives of their families. The march is for men only. We have a women's volunteer planning committee that channels the assistance and energy of our wives, mothers, sisters, grandmothers and other female counterparts."