Protests are one of the solutions to the "tyranny of the majority" problems in democracies. They allow the minority opinion to still have a voice.
I don't support violent protests except in the most excpetional situations, and this is not one of those, but I do support protests as yet another political tool.
I think some of your characterizations or protesters may not be right. Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google was personally protesting at San Francisco airport - can't really complain that he needs to "get a job".
You are right that there is a lot a hatred for President Trump, but he has said and done things that many people fine offensive. Can he really be surprised that women are protesting when he is on video committing workplace harassment, and bragging about sexual assault?
Can he really complain that people protest his immigration policies when they appear to have been issued with minimal thought and without the careful legal language that is so important? Did he really want to exclude perminent residents - people who LIVE in the US, many of them just waiting the many years it takes for citizenship to be approved. The wording in the order could even be read to exclude US citizens arriving from those countries because the language was not checked.
So the womens' protest is putting politicians AND women on notice that women are a major voting force, half of the toal voters in the country. I expect and hope that women will vote in much higher numbers in the next election.
I am sick and tired of everyone protesting about EVERYTHING. It is absolutely absurd. The protests stem from that segment of the population that despise Trump, it's been that way since he announced his candidacy in the summer of 2015. Combine distaste for him with his winning the election and the disappointment from seeing him in this position of authority, and many can't stomach it. He's the President. He won the election, get used to it. Maybe someone will actually do something in the White House, rather than sit on their f***ing a** for 8 years. If you went to a protest, get a job, get a life. This politically correct, "misogynisitic", "racist", liberal crap is just unbearable. Go to work, pay taxes, take care of and protect your family, be kind to others, try to get along with others, etc. Can anyone take anyone seriously who wears a vagina costume?? And who the heck protests extreme vetting, which protects us? I don't see anyone protesting locking their doors at night. This is what those who root for Hillary, those who hate Trump, the ones protesting,those who cried during the election still don't get--this s*** is getting old, and it needs to stop.