Women's March continues despite internal anti-Semitism

Today is the big day for the far left and anti-Trump women. In stark contrast to the March for Life that occurred yesterday in Washington, D.C., the women marching Saturday are all about abortion and ousting President Trump out of office. Those pink pussy hats will come in handy as the weather will be quite chilly. The media will go from start to finish in their coverage of the Women’s March while hardly a peep is uttered about the March for Life, an annual event since 1974.

One statement that caught my eye in the Women’s March Agenda (uploaded by a man) is the first sentence in the introduction. “Historically, protest movements are difficult to sustain.” Sure, interest wanes over time and passionate emotions that inspire people to take it to the streets die down but isn’t it interesting that this statement isn’t true for the March for Life? More than 40 years later, the March for Life continues to grow in numbers while this year the Women’s March is expected to shrink in numbers, after only three years.

Maybe it’s because it is more sustainable to march in favor of a big issue (dignity for all lives) than to march for a hodgepodge of every grievance imaginable. It’s a challenge these days to keep up with all the lingo used by the social justice warriors, but today a big word used by Women’s March supporters is ‘intersectionality’. I confess that only recently did I understand what that word means to the protesters. In a nutshell, it’s been described as a matrix where gender, race, and class overlap in the hierarchy. For example, I am a straight white married woman raised in a traditional family in a Christian church, so I’m at the bottom of the totem pole. The only person with less cred in this structure is my husband who is of the same description as me but the male version. You get the point. The big hurdle this year for the Women’s March is addressing the blatant anti-Semitism of its leadership. Embracing Louis Farrakhan is not a good look and prominent Democrats have finally begun to distance themselves from the march.

Some cities have canceled the marches.

Another Women’s March event has been canceled days before the three-year anniversary of the original Women’s March in 2017 following the election of Donald Trump as president. The Baton Rouge chapter of the Organization for Women announced on Facebook that the New Orleans Women’s March will not be happening because national Women’s March leaders have not resigned.

The late December announcement coincides with the cancellation of two other events in major areas. A Northern California Women’s March was canceled because attendees at the first two events had been ” overwhelmingly white.” Chicago organizers are not holding a January event there, saying a substitute event was held in October to drum up excitement for the midterm elections.

“The controversy is dampening efforts of sister marches to fundraise, enlist involvement, find sponsors and attendee numbers have drastically declined this year. New Orleans is no exception,” the Baton Rouge chapter wrote. “Many of the sister marches have asked the leaders of Women’s March, Inc. to resign but as of today, they have yet to do so.”

A list of 2019 Women’s March Partners can be found HERE. You can see what I mean by a hodgepodge of support. There’s a little bit of everything on that list, except pro-life, conservative organizations. There’s even a special acknowledgment of distillery Johnnie Walker and their campaign of artwork for the Women’s March. I wrote some months ago about their decision to ramp up marketing their products to women and now they are providing downloadable artwork in support of the march.

As far as I can tell, the march will go on in Houston today. USA Today reports 350 cities will have marches. The march in Houston is a “March for Justice”, whatever that means.

In 2018, we worked together to bring an unprecedented wave of voters and candidates to the midterm elections. In 2019 we’re doubling down on the call for justice in our world with the 2019 Houston Women March For Justice Saturday, January 19, 2019.

What does justice look like for you? We’re inviting organizations working for justice regarding violence, ethnicity, gender, the criminal justice system, age, health, education, socio-economic and wage gap, housing, immigration, environmental, representational democracy (anti-gerrymandering!), and more. During the 2019 Houston Women March For Justice, you’ll have the opportunity to join thousands of people to take actions for justice and to learn how help people and organizations in our region.

After the Houston march, a fundraiser is being held for women’s pay equity. Sigh. That widely disclaimed trope continues.

Today will be a day for network reporters to join in on the marches under the pretext of covering them and all the usual celebrities will make appearances. We’ll see how big their attendance numbers are and how it all shakes out amid the recent controversies that have exposed what bigotry looks like on the left side of the aisle. Mostly it is a continuation of mob mentality trying to change the results of an election. Trump Derangement Syndrome is alive and well.