Feminism

Why It's Time To Disband the Women's March

The infighting shows that feminism might be a distraction to crafting a real social justice agenda

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The upcoming Women's March has been roiled in controversy and in-fighting. It has been accused both of catering to minority women and white

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women too much. It's progressive organizers have been accused of anti-Semitism and hobnobbing with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, a man who stands for everything—misogyny, homophobia—that progressivism stands against.

It would be a mistake to dismiss such bitter feuds as merely birthing pains or a clash of personalities that happen in any embryonic (no pun intended!) movement, I note in my column at The Week. The fact of the matter is that if the Women's March can't overcome its internal differences and agree on an agenda, it's because women's problems today pale in comparison to those faced by other groups. Women confront discrimination—but less by virtue of being women and more by virtue of being members of some other, more marginalized or reviled group. So it makes no sense to try and shoehorn these other groups into a mass feminist movement.

"The sooner American feminists realize this, the easier it might be for the left to identify an authentic social justice movement focused on eliminating real oppression faced by genuinely marginalized groups, not relatively marginal concerns of powerful ones," I note.

If American feminists want to march somewhere, they should try joining their sisters in Kerala, India, where five million women formed a human chain to protest actual gender discrimination this month.

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  1. You know what other anti-Semites’ march was cut short?

    1. Julius Caesar?

      1. I’m no expert, but my Christian *and* secular education leads me to believe, while you’re right about his march being cut short, you’re wrong about Caesar’s feelings toward the Jews.

      2. Romans and Jews got along … tolerably well, until well after Caesar.

        Not great, for natural structural reasons, but nothing to really call anti-Semitism.

    2. The Million Man March?

    3. Haman?

    4. Any pro-Trump rally, since Arabs are Semites?

      1. Not all Muslims are Arabs, though

  2. “The infighting shows that feminism might be a distraction to crafting a real social justice agenda.”

    It shows feminism for what it is. And we can’t have that, now, can we?

  3. “…a man who stands for everything?misogyny, homophobia?that progressivism stands against.”

    You left out ‘*supposedly* stands against’.

  4. (no pun intended!)

    {no pun enunciated}

    1. Women’s rights are human rights. Human rights are women’s rights. Men’s rights aren’t a thing. All embryos are women’s issues, even when the embryo contains a Y chromosome.

      Glad someone else stumbled over the errant pile of rotten assumptions.

      1. “Men’s rights aren’t a thing.”

        No rights, no responsibilities. That’s the way I like it, uh huh, uh huh.

  5. The point of the Women’s March is to stop Trump from building his abominable wall. And this is something that Jews should support, because after immigrants we’ll be the next group that Trump will deport. At least, the bad hombres among us. If Trump gives up on the wall, then Israel’s apartheid wall will fall as well. Thus the question of whether to join the march is which side of the wall are you on?

    1. And to get a $15/hour minimum wage, and a carbon tax, and…

      Like Occupy Wall Street, “Women’s March” is just another “all the left-wing things” movement.

      1. Occupation, march. Two different things. Occupy wall street was essentially an anarchist thing. Anarchists prefer to occupy, socialists like to march, torches optional.

    2. Dajjal,

      Does this mean you support the One State Solution to the conflict in Israel?

      1. Absolutely – one state with full freedom and equal rights – just like the USA.

        1. Cool. I could live with the One State Solution too. We can thank Clinton for thinking that segregation was the answer and establishing the PA.

  6. So it makes no sense to try and shoehorn these other groups into a mass feminist movement.

    Try to not try and. Also, who are you to tell others who they should or shouldn’t be associating with?

    1. Feminism is just a branding of overall Leftism.

  7. This article was a case of, “I agree with the headline. Let’s see how far Shikha gets before comically missing the point.”

    She did me the service of not making me click to the full article link by losing in the second paragraph. While I think the Women’s March is an example of “We have no message but desperately want attention,” Shikha thinks, “The REAL message is being lost by pulling focus away from racial minorities.”

    She does have the good grace to leave the “like ME” off the end of it, though I suspect it’s strongly implied.

    1. She does have the good grace to leave the “like ME”

      Being of Indian stock, she’s a Caucasian, which is not a minority in the USA, nor India. Her skin tone may not be up to your standards, but we’re talking race here, not complexion.

  8. Will Gillette be handing out free razors?.

    1. I feel very… conflicted about shaved pussy hats.

    2. Few people shave their head hair with a Gillette. Those razors are for shaving off one’s secondary sex characteristics to appear more attractive in modern America.

      1. I dunno how popular they are but the 4 bladed ones they make do a pretty damn nice job on my scalp.

    3. Yes, pink ones designed for shaving legs. If you try to use the razor on your face, the razor will assault your face. Lots of cuts.

  9. How does this person get to write here?

    1. The eternal mystery.

    2. Cheap imported labor.

      1. She is doing a job Americans won’t do.

  10. “a real social justice agenda”

    Or maybe, “social justice” is another collegiate clap trap term that means literally nothing and therefore it will always be a hypocritical movement largely trumpeted by upper class white people, those who are the least disadvantaged in society. Seems like that’s exactly what the Women’s March turned out to be from the get go.

    1. Literally.

  11. It’s time to focus on the real problem. All white people, not just the jews.

  12. I agree! Western Culture is far better for women than any other culture on the planet.

    “If American feminists want to march somewhere, they should try joining their sisters in Kerala, India, where five million women formed a human chain to protest actual gender discrimination this month.”

    If only we could take the long discussion of backwards cultures in this article, and combine it with a discussion of immigration in her previous article, we could get somewhere.

    1. “People should be judged based on their culture and not based on their individual traits”

      1. Just how MLK envisioned

        1. Funny bringing up a mysoginist in this thread….

          How often do you cheat on your wife?

      2. Or, here me out, we VET them before allowing them to come here?

        CRAZY idea, I know

  13. These women are wildly out of touch with how women suffer in 3rd world dumps… They need a reality check that wearing vulgar pussy hats and hating on men is NOT the answer for gender equality!

    1. vulgar pussy hats

      They’re pink knit hats. There’s nothing vulgar about them, dummy.

      1. If I FEEL that they are vulgar, they are vulgar. Period.

      2. Yeah, dummy, there is objective standard for “offensive”, so says the guy who is offended by anything he’s told to be offended by

        1. Tuipa’s not here, man.

          1. Then how will you know what’s offensive?

            1. Are you going to admit that you don’t know the definition of dummy while you yell at people for not knowing the definition of scold?

              1. Are you going to continue to let it get to you, causing you to attack people who aren’t me and scold them? Because I love that I make you do that.

      3. They’re pink knit hats. There’s nothing vulgar about them, dummy.

        I’m not gonna lie. I’m never clear on when the term ‘pussy hat’ refers to this or this and I’m not entirely sure the obfuscation is entirely coincidental.

      4. vulvar?

        1. Would that make those hats a psuedovulvar affect?

    2. Completely agree with you on that sister… Finally someone on this site who has the biggest balls to say what I’m sure we ALL were thinking.
      Those p***y h**s are a national disgrace! I already have a p**y h*t, thank you very much, its called my v****a, and i aint afraid to use it. Look out boys, the future is pink!

  14. A women’s rights movement, with a practicing Muslim in charge? The truth is stranger than even the most ironic fiction.

  15. But…if the Women’s March is cancelled, how will Beta males get laid? (Come on, you know that’s why they’re showing up. They hope that if they wear the pussy hat, they’ll get to see a real live pussy…perhaps even be allowed to touch it!)

  16. “It’s progressive organizers have been accused of anti-Semitism and hobnobbing with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, a man who stands for everything?misogyny, homophobia?that progressivism stands against.”

    Everything progressivism PRETENDS to stand against.

    FTFY

  17. The march is necessary to identify the openly anti-semitic politicians in order to vote more effectively in future elections. (If Nancy allows future elections)

    1. We already can identify 424 congress cucks who are openly anti-white.

  18. The infighting shows that feminism might be a distraction to crafting a real social justice agenda

    You know what, I’m about done here.

    Stick with the immigration beat. If you’re supporting social ‘justice’, well that’s about as antithetical to libertarianism – indeed, to individual liberty – as it gets. Open the borders, expand the welfare state, and let us be driven into penury until the whole thing crashes sufficiently that in a couple generations our great-grandchildren can maybe try to destroy the panopticon and restart it all over again.

    1. Well…… bye.

      Maybe you could use that time for some self-improvement. Maybe vocabulary?

    2. To keep people from being discriminated against, you first must categorize everyone by race, gender and sexual orientation.

    3. I come here for this stuff. A “libertarian” writer making claims for social justice?

      She started today posting an article about how great immigration is, and then follows up here admitting the rest of the world outside western culture is inferior, and treats women way worse. BUT LET’S OPEN THE BORDERS BECAUSE FEELINGS!

      What a riot! I can’t believe you could get this stuff for free.

  19. Too Shikha; Didn’t read

    1. It’s worth it. She admits other cultures beat and abuse women, well beyond what any western culture would allow. She’s half way there to recognizing that on average, shithole places produce shithole people, and we should therefore vet people from said shitholes.

      Just kidding, it’s still white people’s fault

  20. If they admit that women are relatively privileged compared to literally every other group, then the social justice movement will die. They rely on white women getting their victim pass from being part of the movement. If they can’t get it anymore, they’ll abandon the movement in droves and social justice will become an actual minority voice.

    1. Don’t forget the lefty beta males

  21. Here’s what a genuine libertarian had to say about “social justice”:

    The phrase social justice “does not belong to the category of error but to that of nonsense, like the term ‘a moral stone.'” — F. Hayek.

    But Reason libertarians speak of “real social justice”. Shikha isn’t satisfied with ordinary nonsense; she’s into real nonsense.

  22. And he’s a notorious homophobe who believes that homosexuality is a government conspiracy to castrate black men.

    Hey, my Jewish brother married a transgender-Black woman, not a castrated black man, and there was only that one Black guy from Harlem whom I managed to turn gay … so far … that I know of. The vast majority of Muslims whom I turned gay have white or tan skin, and they think the top isn’t gay anyway, which saves on the identity crisis the morning after.

    1. You’re just hoping that Farrakhan will read this comment and stroke out, aren’t you?

      1. Thank for the idea. I sent him the following message via the contact form on the NOI website:

        Dude,

        I turned another one of your men gay.

        https://youtu.be/MzsbVB1L86E

  23. “a real social justice agenda”

    What does that even mean?

    Is “social justice” anything at all outside of Progressive word-salad?

    (I’m mostly serious – I agree, more or less, with many individual agenda items people call “social justice”, but the term itself is either nonsense or pernicious in every definition I recall seeing.)

    And is it remotely compatible – in any formulation any of the proponents would accept – with a libertarian worldview, rather than one of top-down control?

  24. The upcoming Women’s March has been roiled in controversy and in-fighting.

    There’s a joke about no two women being able to get along here somewhere.

    Oh, and “real social justice agenda” needs to be defined in very precise terms.

    1. Oh, and “real social justice agenda” needs to be defined in very precise terms.

      “Destroying America root and branch.”

      1. Don’t view homeless guys as disposable? There’s a reason my mom is currently in New Orleans looking for a new home to buy and move into.

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  27. Women are all for equality, as long as they are more equal.

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