The Women’s March group has released its terrorist demands…I mean guiding vision and definitions of principles (which offers no guidance, defines nothing in any meaningful way and appears to contain no principles at all).
Because I’m stuck inside thanks to all of that global warming going on outside today, I’m going to try and pick apart this nonsense.
Light a candle for me as I stare into the heart of feminist darkness.
OVERVIEW & PURPOSE
The Women’s March on Washington is a women-led movement bringing together people of all genders, ages, races, cultures, political affiliations and backgrounds in our nation’s capital on January 21, 2017, to affirm our shared humanity and pronounce our bold message of resistance and self-determination.
Recognizing that women have intersecting identities and are therefore impacted by a multitude of social justice and human rights issues, we have outlined a representative vision for a government that is based on the principles of liberty and justice for all. As Dr. King said, “We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back.”
Our liberation is bound in each other’s.
Liberation from what?
The Women’s March on Washington includes leaders of organizations and communities that have been building the foundation for social progress for generations. We welcome vibrant collaboration and honor the legacy of the movements before us – the suffragists and abolitionists, the Civil Rights Movement, the feminist movement, the American Indian Movement, Occupy Wall Street, Marriage Equality, Black Lives Matter, and more – by employing a decentralized, leader-full structure and focusing on an ambitious, fundamental and comprehensive agenda.
We are empowered by the legions of revolutionary leaders who paved the way for us to march, and acknowledge those around the globe who fight for our freedoms. We honor these women and so many more. They are #WHYWEMARCH.
Bella Abzug • Corazon Aquino • Ella Baker • Grace Lee Boggs
Berta Cáceres • Rachel Carson • Shirley Chisholm
Angela Davis • Miss Major Griffin Gracy • LaDonna Harris
Dorothy I. Height • bell hooks • Dolores Huerta • Marsha P. Johnson Barbara Jordan • Yuri Kochiyama • Winona LaDuke
Audre Lorde • Wilma Mankiller • Diane Nash • Sylvia Rivera
Barbara Smith • Gloria Steinem • Hannah G. Solomon
Harriet Tubman • Edith Windsor • Malala Yousafzai
The pantheon of the Feminist Saints. I can’t help but notice that Valerie Solanas is conspicuously absent from this list.
Must have been a typo.
VALUES & PRINCIPLES
● We believe that Women’s Rights are Human Rights and Human Rights are Women’s Rights. This is the basic and original tenet from which all our values stem.
A pithy little piece of sloganeering which ably forecloses the rights of Men from being considered “Human Rights.”
It also neglects to mention what “Women’s Rights” are specifically.
● We believe Gender Justice is Racial Justice is Economic Justice. We must create a society in which women, in particular women—in particular Black women, Native women, poor women, immigrant women, Muslim women, and queer and trans women—are free and able to care for and nurture their families, however they are formed, in safe and healthy environments free from structural impediments.
To begin, this hyphenated/qualified Justice is not Justice. “Social Justice” is not justice. “Gender Justice” is not justice. “Racial Justice” is not justice. “Economic Justice” is not justice. Justice, by its very nature, takes no notice of the race, sex, wealth, poverty, or culture of the parties in conflict, but seeks to give both parties such treatment and outcomes as their actions deserve.
The Oppression Olympics promoted by “intersectionality” on full display. All women are the victims of all men in the form of “The Patriarchy.” However, some women are just a little more “oppressed” than other women. Black women are always more “oppressed” than White women. Poor women are always more “oppressed” than middle-class women who are more “oppressed” than rich women. Muslim women are always more “oppressed” than Christian women. immigrant women are always more “oppressed” than native women. Lesbians are always more “oppressed” than heterosexuals.
● Women deserve to live full and healthy lives, free of violence against our bodies.
How so, when men do not “live full and healthy lives, free of violence against their bodies?”
One in three women have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime;
Men, across time and geography are the primary victims of violence. Even narrowed to the sliver of violence feminists obsess as “domestic violence,” the numbers of men and women who are the victims of such violence are about 60-40.
and one in five women have been raped.
An outright lie, as pointed out by the researcher WHO COLLECTED THE DATA.
Further, each year, thousands of women and girls, particularly Black, indigenous and transgender women and girls, are kidnapped,
Male sex trafficking is widely underreported and fewer services are available for boys who have been forced into prostitution.
Pick a year. ANY year. The number of male homicide victims (10,608 in 2015) will not even be close to the number of female homicide victims (2,818 in 2015).
We honor the lives of those women who were taken before their time and we affirm that we work for a day when all forms of violence against women are eliminated.
Meanwhile, the amount of violence against men is just fine where it is.
Now, tell me again how “Feminism means equality.”
● We believe in accountability and justice for police brutality and ending racial profiling and targeting of communities of color. Women of color are killed in police custody at greater rates than white women, and are more likely to be sexually assaulted by police.
Intersectionality. In the Killed in Police Custody event, black women take the gold medal, “women of color” take the silver, white women take the bronze medal.
We also call for an immediate end to arming police with the military grade weapons and military tactics that are wreaking havoc on communities of color.
Fucking feminists. Even when they approach a good point (military surplus and federal grants as an end-run around the Posse Comitatus Act) screw it up by stating that it is the police “wreaking havoc on communities of color” (code for Black people).
No, it isn’t the police wreaking havoc in the black community, it’s thugs and the Black Matriarchy that is wreaking havoc in the black community.
There were over 700 murders in the city of Chicago in 2016. Chicago is ground zero of the Black Matriarchy. The CPD is damn near a criminal enterprise, but not even the most successfully sued police department in America killed over 700 people in 2016. Most of those 700 were black people. Most of them were killed by other black people. And most of those, both the killers and the victims, were raised by Black Matriarchs, single black females, chanting the holy, head-wagging, finger-shaking “sassy” mantra of “I don’t need no man” ever since LBJ offered them a nice government teat to suck off of. AFDC. TANF. Section 8. Housing Vouchers. SNAP. WIC. Black Matriarchs have been wards of the state for damn near 60 years and the results are in:
“Communities” without Men in general, and fathers in particular, are complete shit. No need to add cops to the mix, single mothers can wreak havoc on communities without any help from John Law.
No woman or mother should have to fear that her loved ones will be harmed at the hands of those sworn to protect.
The police have no legal duty to protect you as an individual or keep you alive. See Warren v. District of Columbia, 444 A.2d 1,3 (U.S. App. D.C. 1981)
● We believe it is our moral imperative to dismantle the gender and racial inequities within the criminal justice system. The rate of imprisonment has grown faster for women than men, increasing by 700% since 1980, and the majority of women in prison have a child under the age of 18.
Oh my God, stop the presses! Women are actually being punished for their crimes! It’s the end of civilization as we know it!
But I like the part that the majority of women in prison have a child, as if popping out a baby, before or after committing a felony somehow sanctifies a felon.
If there is to be no leniency in sentencing or parole for fatherhood, then why should there be any for motherhood?
Incarcerated women also face a high rate of violence and sexual assault.
And yet, prison is one of the places where a man is more likely to be raped than a woman.
But, “Feminism means equality.”
We are committed to ensuring access to gender-responsive programming and dedicated healthcare including substance abuse treatment, mental and maternal health services for women in prison.
Translation: Send more money.
We believe in the promise of restorative justice and alternatives to incarceration.
Once again, “Qualified Justice” is not justice; it is an unjustifiable bias in favor of one person over another.
We are also committed to disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline that prioritizes incarceration over education by systematically funneling our children—particularly children of color, queer and trans youth, foster care children, and girls—into the justice system.
The State subsidizes the irresponsible Black Matriarch to breed with the worst mates she can select. The State subsidizes the Public Miseducation System to warehouse and “Socially Promote” the products of the Black Matriarchy and acclimate them to a prison-like environment.
Feminists are now surprised that all of this subsidization of mediocrity as produced felons and miscreants.
● We believe in Reproductive Freedom. We do not accept any federal, state or local rollbacks, cuts or restrictions on our ability to access quality reproductive healthcare services, birth control, HIV/AIDS care and prevention, or medically accurate sexuality education. This means open access to safe, legal, affordable abortion and birth control for all people, regardless of income, location or education. We understand that we can only have reproductive justice when reproductive health care is accessible to all people regardless of income, location or education.
Translation: White Daddy, we’re broke. Send more money.
● We believe in Gender Justice. We must have the power to control our bodies and be free from gender norms, expectations and stereotypes. We must free ourselves and our society from the institution of awarding power, agency and resources disproportionately to masculinity to the exclusion of others.
Once again, “Qualified Justice” is not justice; it is an unjustifiable bias in favor of one person over another.
As for the rest of this insidious gibberish about gender norms, how does one free themselves from “expectations” or “stereotypes”? By stamping out dissent, perhaps? With the power of the State?
Feminists are the handmaidens of tyranny. They would rather deprive you of your right to speak than exercise their right to not listen.
● We firmly declare that LGBTQIA Rights are Human Rights and that it is our obligation to uplift, expand and protect the rights of our gay, lesbian, bi, queer, trans or gender non-conforming brothers, sisters and siblings. This includes access to non-judgmental, comprehensive healthcare with no exceptions or limitations; access to name and gender changes on identity documents; full antidiscrimination protections; access to education, employment, housing and benefits; and an end to police and state violence.
Healthcare with no exceptions or limitations? Even if the provider of healthcare disagrees with doing so?
So not only do Feminists want the State to “send more money,” and free them from “expectations and stereotypes” (through the use of force), but now, the State must corral and enslave some medical professionals for the unfettered and unlimited use of the LGBTQWTFROFLMAOBBQ people (Note: I don’t care what hole you stick what in [consensually], but you got too many damn letters and they change frequently).
● We believe in an economy powered by transparency, accountability, security and equity.
Which rock have you been hiding under for the last eight years during the most transparently opaque Presidency in history?
We believe that creating workforce opportunities that reduce discrimination against women and mothers allow economies to thrive.
Glad you think so.
Nations and industries that support and invest in caregiving and basic workplace protections—including benefits like paid family leave, access to affordable childcare, sick days, healthcare, fair pay, vacation time, and healthy work environments—have shown growth and increased capacity.
Translation: Send more money.
I hope, dear reader, that you’ve noticed a recurring theme by now.
● We believe in equal pay for equal work and the right of all women to be paid equitably. We must end the pay and hiring discrimination that women, particularly mothers, women of color, lesbian, queer and trans women still face each day in our nation. Many mothers have always worked and in our modern labor force; and women are now 50% of all family breadwinners. We stand for the 82% of women who become moms, particularly moms of color, being paid, judged, and treated fairly. Equal pay for equal work will lift families out of poverty and boost our nation’s economy.
The Labor Theory of Value in a pair of panties with “Equal Pay for Equal Work” printed across the butt, rearing its ugly, Marxist head. The value of a product is not determined by the amount of work that went into producing it, but by its value to a purchaser.
Two people with the same job requirements may not produce equal or same results in doing the same job.
● We recognize that women of color carry the heaviest burden in the global and domestic economic landscape, particularly in the care economy.
In the Oppression Olympics, Black women take another gold medal in the Care Economy Event! I tell you, Bob, if they keep this up, this year’s Oppression Olympics will be a clean sweep!
We further affirm that all care work–caring for the elderly, caring for the chronically ill, caring for children and supporting independence for people with disabilities–is work, and that the burden of care falls disproportionately on the shoulders of women, particularly women of color.
We stand for the rights, dignity, and fair treatment of all unpaid and paid caregivers. We must repair and replace the systemic disparities that permeate caregiving at every level of society.
● We believe that all workers – including domestic and farm workers – must have the right to
organize and fight for a living minimum wage, and that unions and other labor associations are critical to a healthy and thriving economy for all.
A cartel is a cartel.
No cartel, whether it be a cartel of labor sellers or a cartel of licorice sellers is good for an economy.
Undocumented and migrant workers must be included in our labor protections, and we stand in solidarity with sex workers’ rights movements.
Compound sentences make for bad drafting.
● We believe Civil Rights are our birthright.
You believe wrongly. “Civil rights” (a misnomer) are purely statutory are entirely dependent on your choice of domicillary. “Civil rights” would more accurately be categorized as “privileges and licenses.”
“Natural rights” are your birthright as a human being and which all human beings should recognize in one another.
Our Constitutional government establishes a framework to provide and expand rights and freedoms–not restrict them.
The federal government does not “provide” rights. It recognizes certain individual rights and refrains from interfering with those individual rights.
It does not subsidize the exercise of individual rights.
To this end, we must protect and restore all the Constitutionally-mandated rights to all our citizens, including voting rights, freedom to worship without fear of intimidation or harassment, freedom of speech, and protections for all citizens regardless of race, gender, age or disability.
Great. Have fun with that.
● We believe it is time for an all-inclusive Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Most Americans believe the Constitution guarantees equal rights, but it does not. The 14th Amendment has been undermined by courts and cannot produce real equity on the basis of race and/or sex.
Ah, now we get to some real Feminist saltiness. For the sake of analysis, I’m going to assume that the authors of this document are referring to 14th Amendment Equal Protection jurisprudence.
For those not in the know, here’s a super-abbreviated version of 14th Amendment Equal Protection Doctrine:
U.S.Const. Amend. XIV Sec. 1: All persons born or naturalized in the United States are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside…No state shall…deny any person equal protection of the laws.
In the wisdom of our nine Nazgul aka the United States Supreme Court, different classifications of parties receive different scrutiny. For example, in Korematsu v. U.S., the court said that “all legal restrictions which curtail the civil rights of a single racial group are immediately suspect.” For the law in question to be held constitutional, the government would have to prove that the law was passed for an extremely important reason and that reason could not be achieved through less discriminatory means, otherwise known as The Strict Scrutiny Test, which is applied in all instances of racial/national origin cases alleging violation of the Equal Protection clause.
When it comes to sex/gender, a lower standard is used, known as “Intermediate Scrutiny,” which is something more than “Rational Basis” but less than “Strict Scrutiny.” Intermediate Scrutiny, as described in Craig v. Boren requires that the law in question “serve important governmental objectives and must be substantially related to those objectives.”
What chaps the collective ass of Feminists is the argument against Strict Scrutiny for sex/gender cases. Feminists argue (wrongly) that women have been just as put upon by the law in America as black men (ignoring the distinction between femme sole and femme covert). One arguments against is the intent of the government in passing the 14th Amendment (to protect the newly freed former slaves). Another is that women are not now, nor have they ever been, a discrete and insular minority as laid out in footnote 4 of the Carolene Products case.
Interestingly, Intermediate Scrutiny has helped the feminist cause. The Equal Protection Clause is a double-edged sword. Laws passed in favor of a particular classification (race or sex) must meet the same level of scrutiny as those passed against that classification. For examples, see Michael M. v. Superior Court (upheld CA statutory rape law that allowed prosecution of the 17-year-old boy who had sex but not the 16-year-old girl); Rostker v. Goldberg (Men must register for Selective Service, but not women); Califano v. Webster (Social Security calculation can be used for “redressing our society’s longstanding disparate treatment of women.”); Nguyen v. INS (Unmarried citizen fathers face harder requirements when seeking to nationalize their foreign-born children)
Warning: That was the super-abbreviated version. 14th Amendment jurisprudence has a lot more wrinkles than described above. For more information, take your ass to law school.
And in a true democracy, each citizen’s vote should count equally.
Good thing the United States isn’t a democracy. It’s a republic.
All Americans deserve equality guarantees in the Constitution that cannot be taken away or disregarded, recognizing the reality that inequalities intersect, interconnect and overlap.
Didn’t the 22nd Amendment take away the right of the American people to vote to elect the same candidate to the Presidency more than twice?
● Rooted in the promise of America’s call for huddled masses yearning to breathe free, we believe
in immigrant and refugee rights regardless of status or country of origin.
“The New Colossus” is a sonnet used as an advertising slogan to raise funds for the Statue of Liberty (written by wealthy Jewish women, OF PRIVILEGE). It is not now, nor has it ever been, government policy.
It is our moral duty…
Everytime someone argues “moral duty” to me, I put a protective hand over my wallet.
…to keep families together…
…and empower all aspiring Americans to fully participate in, and contribute to, our economy and society.
And as for the migrants who don’t aspire to be Americans? Or contribute to America?
We reject mass deportation, family detention, violations of due process and violence against queer and trans migrants.
Good for you.
Immigration reform must establish a roadmap to citizenship…
You can strike this one from the list. I have a roadmap to citizenship right here.
…and provide equal opportunities and workplace protections for all. We recognize that the call to action to love our neighbor is not limited to the United States, because there is a global migration crisis.
No, you have a welfare state crisis, as in people are leaving countries that are not welfare states, and MIGRATING to countries that are welfare states.
We believe migration is a human right and that no human being is illegal.
But certain actions are illegal, such as migrating to a country in violation of its statutes.
● We believe that every person and every community in our nation has the right to clean water, clean air, and access to and enjoyment of public lands. We believe that our environment and our climate must be protected, and that our land and natural resources cannot be exploited for corporate gain or greed—especially at the risk of public safety and health.
Translation: Send more money.
ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT
The guiding vision and definition of principles were prepared by a broad and diverse group of leaders. The Women’s March on Washington is grateful to all contributors, listed and unlisted, for their dedication in shaping this agenda.
Monifa Bandele, Vice President, MomsRising
Zahra Billoo, Council on American Islamic Relations – San Francisco Bay Area
Gaylynn Burroughs, Director of Policy & Research, Feminist Majority Foundation
Melanie L. Campbell, Convener, Black Women’s Roundtable, President & CEO, NCBCP
Sung Yeon Choimorrow, Interim Executive Director, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum
Alida Garcia, Immigrant Rights & Diversity Advocate
Alicia Garza, National Domestic Workers Alliance
Carol Jenkins, Board of Directors, ERA Coalition
Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, President, Incite Unlimited, LLC
Carol Joyner, Director, Labor Project for Working Families, Family Values @ Work
Janet Mock, Activist and author of Redefining Realness and Surpassing Certainty
Jessica Neuwirth, President, ERA Coalition
Terry O’Neill, President, National Organization for Women (NOW)
Carmen Perez, Executive Director, The Gathering for Justice
Jody Rabhan, Director of Washington Operations, National Coucnil of Jewish Women
Kelley Robinson, Deputy National Organizing Director, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Executive Director and Co-Founder, MomsRising
Linda Sarsour, Founder, MPower Change
Heidi L. Sieck, Co-Founder/CEO, #VOTEPROCHOICE
Emily Tisch Sussman, Campaign Director, Center for American Progress
Jennifer Tucker, Senior Policy Advisor, Black Women’s Roundtable
Winnie Wong, Activist, Organizer and Co-Founder, People for Bernie
And I’m grateful that this shit was just five pages.
What to make of all of this ballyhoo?
This is a funeral of sorts.
It’s a funeral for Hillary Clinton’s presidential ambitions and all of the carnage she intended to continue from Bill Clinton’s term as president. All of these idiots are mourners, wailing and gnashing their teeth that their chosen female president’s career was sacrificed on the Altar of Kek by Donald Trump.
Let the feminists cry out and shake their fists impotently at the heavens. Let them rend their garments. Let them weep and sob and chant and whatever other meaningless gestures assist in their catharsis.
While you have your solemnities, I’ll probably be having pizza.