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Why “Women’s March” Misses the Mark

One day after President Trump was sworn into office, thousands of women nationwide took to the streets. They wanted to demonstrate to the new administration that “women’s rights are human rights” and that “defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.” And they called on “all defenders of human rights to join us.”

As a female “defender of human rights” based on the Rule of Law, the Constitution, and the Bible, I thought I’d join in. In fact, dear marchers, I have a few questions for you. Being so “open-minded” and “choice-centric” and all, I figured you wouldn’t mind. So here they are:

  1. Just what rights, exactly do you not have as an American woman?
  2. How are you “not respected or undermined” because you’re a woman?
  3. Why was one of your lead march organizers, Linda Sarsour, a former Hamas operative with close ties to CAIR?
  4. If you’re so adamant about “women’s rights,” does that also include the rights of Muslim women to not be abused, brutalized and otherwise treated like cattle?
  5.  If you’re all about women’s “health and safety,” then why do you oppose requiring abortion clinics to meet the same safety standards as ambulatory surgery centers? If you’re really about “safe and legal,” why oppose licensing and other requirements that would shut down abortion clinics operating under sub-standard conditions – and risking women’s lives in the process?
  6. Those stupid pink caps? You look like dieffenbachia. Only not as bright.

While we’re on the topic, why is your list of “women’s rights” or “women’s issues” typically limited to access to abortion, “free” birth control, or government-sponsored “free” healthcare? Do you really think American women are that myopic? That we aren’t interested in issues like government spending, infringement of our Constitutional rights, foreign policy, unemployment, national security, taxes, crime, 4th Amendment violations, education, or the impact of future government debt on our children and grandchildren?

Like that’s not patronizing or anything.

Also, do you not get the galactic cognitive dissonance of shilling about “rights,” “empowerment” and “equality” while simultaneously demanding that Big Government meet your every “need” and whim? And how does creating and cultivating a permanent dependency class translate into treating anyone with dignity and respect? Since when does “compassion” equal increased numbers on the government dole?

That’s not “compassion” or “equality.” That’s serfdom.

Furthermore, the idea that female abortion activists like you represent every woman in America simply because they’re female ranks right up there with Peter Pan and the Easter Bunny.

Talk about missing the mark.

One other thing. If you’re going to march, fine. But at least be honest. Call your event what it is. Like: a Leftista Gal Pal Outrage March, Full of Sound and Fury and Signifying Nothing (you’ll get that if you have even a passing familiarity with Macbeth.) Or a Zero Pro-Life, Pro-Family, Pro-Faith Tolerance Zone. A We Demand Taxpayer Funding of Everything Because We’re Worth It… Or Something demonstration.

Just don’t call a pro-abortion lovefest a “Women’s” March. And quit pretending “women” are some monolithic, one-size-fits-all group that marches lock-step to your “I am woman, hear me roar” Leftista tune. Because we aren’t. Because you don’t speak for me. Or all women. Not even close.

In fact, the realWomen’s March” is coming to D.C. on January 27. Hear that roar?

 

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This article first appeared on the author’s personal blog, Conservelocity.

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