WASHINGTON: The Women’s March has come and gone for another year. Some might say, thankfully. Most, I think would say, “Who cares?”
2019 Women’s March
The 2019 Women’s March has come and gone with faint echoes of the usual chants along the lines of “Ho, Ho,” or “Yo Ho” or whatever, with a refrain of: “Something bad has got to go.’’ Then depending on the political mood, the “bad” would be “white supremacy” or “male supremacy” or “married women.” If you go to the website of the Women’s March you will find they have a “mission” and surprisingly a statement of “principles.”
Read in part: The mission of Women’s March is to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change.
I am sure there are those out there a great deal smarter than I am that can interpret this blather but I would just as soon not have to share a conversation with them. But, for those in weirdo land, this is stated as part of their mission.
As to what they’re talking about—beats me. One of their numbers did, between bouncing around a camera, keep punctuating her jibberish with a “Bleep Trump” several times. It wasn’t clear if it was a vulgar metaphor or a subliminal Freudian desire. Again, who cares? Personally, if I were reciprocating in kind to this gal, it definitely would not have been a latent desire.
We believe that Women’s Rights are Human Rights and Human Rights are Women’s Rights. We must create a society in which women – including Black women, Indigenous women, poor women, immigrant women, disabled women, Jewish women, Muslim women, Latinx women, Asian and Pacific Islander women, lesbian, bi, queer, and trans women – are free and able to care for and nurture their families, however they are formed, in safe and healthy environments free from structural impediments.
This, of course, might kill two birds with one stone.
Speaking of killing, the below is a part of their mission and noticeably includes using “nonviolent resistance.” I suppose that is the reason that the formidable fabulous femme Madonna was not seen this year. She of dreams of blowing up the White House.
Women’s March Numbers vs. Right to Life March Numbers
The Women’s March is about dismantling systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance. By building inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity, and respect. As long as the women does not support rights for Israel, Jews, White People in general, White men in particular. You are welcome as long as you support Sharia Law, Islamic domination and the sexual brutalization of young girls via FGM. (Actress Alyssa Milano Refuses to Support Women’s March Until Organizers Denounce Louis Farrakhan Over Antisemitism)
Milano tells The Atlantic:
“Any time that there is any bigotry or anti-Semitism in that respect, it needs to be called out and addressed. I’m disappointed in the leadership of the Women’s March that they haven’t done it adequately,” Milano says now, referring to leaders of the Women’s March who’ve refused to denounce Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan‘s anti-Semitic, homophobic, and transphobic statements.
It really is amazing that this truckload of wandering women has the chutzpah to include words such as “dignity” and “respect” in their guiding principles.
The 2019 Women’s March was reportedly far less attended than the two previous years. Although crowd estimates are not readily available, marchers did tell The New York Times that the turnout this year was “definitely smaller” than 2017 or 2018. (Women’s March Numbers: Here’s the Turnout & Crowd Size Photos for 2019)
One marcher, Peggy Baron, says:
“I’m disappointed. It’s definitely not the turnout I was looking for.”
Conversely, the Right to Life March anticipated 100,000 but estimates are of twice, if not nearly three times that much. Of course, Thomas Jefferson did add the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness to the Declaration of Independence some 240 years ago.
But who would remember what some old white male said? Besides he’s dead, probably bringing glee to the Women’s March.