We’re not going to suggest that the Women’s March wasn’t a success, at least judging by attendance and media attention. Still, though, while the organizers claim a worldwide turnout of 5 million, could that many people possibly share a political agenda?
It’s fair to say those millions came away from the event not having any more in common than when they arrived. Ironically, despite early claims that it was not an anti-Donald Trump event, would even a tiny fraction of that many have turned out to march had Hillary been elected president as expected?
Anyone confused about the agenda of the Women’s March need be confused no longer; it’s all been laid out in painstaking detail in a new Pledge of Liberation to which supporters are being asked to add their electronic signatures.
— Women's March (@womensmarch) May 8, 2017
Let’s agree whoever wrote the pledge got it wrong straight out of the gate, seeing as it’s addressed to “Our Elected Officials.” If you’re signing your name to a petition addressed to elected representatives, you might not be as oppressed as you think.
In short, the later sections on environmental justice and police violence and LGBTQIA+ rights and economic justice all boil down to this:
We are determined to build a society in which all women — including Black women, Latina women, AAPI women, Indigenous women, poor women, immigrant women, disabled women, Muslim women, Jewish women, lesbian, bisexual, queer and trans women — are free and able to care for and nurture themselves and their families, however they are formed, in safe and healthy environments free from structural impediments.
You'd think this tweet is from a country dealing with systemic oppression of women. It's not. https://t.co/v69p4oKslg
— Kimberly Ross (@SouthernKeeks) May 9, 2017
— msbuild Coder.sln (@CoderInCrisis) May 9, 2017
“We pledge allegiance to each other and to the liberation of all people. Join us.” Unless you’re pro-life, and then you’re still not welcome. We’re guessing white women and men as well as people who aren’t poor can sign up as allies of the movement, as long as they keep their privilege in check.
@SouthernKeeks And it's led by a Sharia law supporter and you can't be a real woman if you don't want unfettered access to abortion. What a joke
— Etienne Lacrampe (@ELacrampe) May 9, 2017
@SouthernKeeks I mean, the very fact that they're tweeting a petition w/o arrest &detention in a work camp kind of supports your wild&crazy theory
— Yo Momma (@RealKiraDavis) May 9, 2017