The anticipated Women’s March on Washington is expected to kick off this Saturday in D.C., but don’t let the title of the event fool you, as not all anti-Trump women are welcome.
A pro-life group, New Wave Feminists, opposes President-elect Donald Trump and was listed as an official sponsor of the event. But after an article written by Emma Green, one of the march’s co-chairs, was published in The Atlantic, sharing pro-life women’s involvement, stating “We must not just talk about feminism as one issue, like access to reproductive care,” a tweet storm ensued and they were abruptly kicked out.
The reason for kicking these women out? “The right to choose is a fundamental part of feminism.”
Intersectional feminism does not include a pro-life agenda. That's not how it works! The right to choose is a fundamental part of feminism.
— roxane gay (@rgay) January 16, 2017
We need to stop the myth that feminism is simply 'anything a woman does.' Feminism is a movement for justice – abortion access is central.
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) January 16, 2017
Here’s the statement from Women’s March on Washington regarding their “error”:
Our statement regarding press today: pic.twitter.com/z1y9cfFFvY
— Women's March (@womensmarch) January 16, 2017
Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa of New Wave Feminists told LifeSiteNews that the group will still be attending the march on Saturday, with a statement that I just love:
“It appears that the [Women’s March on Washington] only wants to include a ‘diverse’ array of women who think exactly like them,” she said. “That’s unfortunate, but we will not be deterred.”
I’ve often wondered where the modern-day definition of feminism has come from. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, feminism is:
“The theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes”
Last time I checked, men didn’t have the ability to terminate their pregnancies, so I guess I’m a little confused as to how abortion has any effect on how much of a feminist you are – let alone being a “fundamental part of feminism.”
Curious if you qualify for the Women’s March on Washington? Review their unity statements to get a feel for what they’re looking for in a woman. (Note: Having female genitalia, believing in equal women’s rights and not supporting President-elect Trump’s divisive language isn’t enough.)
Modern-day feminists joke about, and embrace, their stereotype of being “nasty women,” but claim the reality is that they only want equal rights for women. They claim it’s us, the conservatives, that paint them in such a negative light.
Perhaps I’m shining a light by writing this article, but they are definitely doing all the painting.