Women’s March Madness
Get out your pink pussy hats and dust off your anti-Trump signs.
The third anniversary of the blockbuster Women’s March is almost here. On January 21st, hundreds of thousands of women are expected to fill the streets in cities around the world to protest the patriarchy and all forms of oppression.
But first, the national leadership of the pink hatted brigade wants to reassure the public that, contrary to recent allegations, they don’t hate Jews.
The group’s leaders are facing intense criticism after a shocking report in the Jewish magazine, Tablet, exposed apparent anti-Semitic sympathies among the four core leaders.
Tamika Mallory co-president of Women’s March Inc. denies the accusations. As she explains to the New York Times, her concern is skin color: “white Jews, as white people, uphold white supremacy”of which, she says, Jews are both perpetrator and victim. On its homepage, Women’s March Inc. identifies “the real threat” as “the threat of white nationalism.”
Meanwhile, local chapters are recoiling from the national leadership. Outposts in Houston, Washington DC, Alabama, Rhode Island, Florida, Portland, Illinois, Denver and Los Angeles have renounced any affiliation with the New York headquarters. The National Organization for Women is cutting financial ties.
The Washington State chapter has gone so far as to disband, explaining, “We can’t betray the Jewish community by remaining a part of this organization.”
Women’s March Inc., for its part, pleads for understanding and patience saying that building a movement is “messy” and “hard.”
Actor and #MeToo activist Alyssa Milano (recently interviewed by Die Weltwoche) has said, however, that if asked to speak at a rally, “I would say ‘no’ at this point.”