by Lil Tuttle
It looks like interest in “nasty women” is fading. The 2019 Women’s March, to be held on January 19 in Washington DC, will have fewer sponsors supporting it and fewer parallel marches across the nation.
Born in a fury of protest over a national electoral outcome, the first Women’s March in 2017 was a painfully vulgar spectacle to watch. There was Ashley Judd’s “I am a Nasty Woman” rant over a sea of pink pussy hats.
Hailed by left-leaning media, the march energized the #MeToo movement that brought down 201 powerful men, among them some leading leftists such as Senator Al Franken.
The 2017 march garnered the support of a wide range of liberal progressive political groups. The ACLU, Planned Parenthood, the American Federation of Teachers, the Muslim Women’s Alliance, and the American Palestinian Women’s Association, among others, are still listed as financial backers.
Other groups, however, have quietly withdrawn their support. Writes Mary Chastain at Legal Insurrection,
The Women’s March had a huge blow over the weekend when the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) quietly withdrew its support.
Sometime between then and today, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and NAACP no longer appear on the sponsor list. The NAACP’s Youth & College division is still on the partner list.
They didn’t have a choice after Women’s March leader Tamika Mallory failed miserably on The View on Monday when confronted over her love and admiration for the anti-Semitic racist Louis Farrakhan.
In an earlier article, Chastain reported that the National Organization of Women (NOW) pulled its support from the march “until it resolves the questions surrounding its leadership.”
Ever since Tablet magazine published its investigation into the racism and anti-Semitism views of the Women’s March leaders the organization has bled support and people.
First the Washington state chapter closed. The New York Times finally acknowledged that leaders Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory harbor hatred toward Jews. Then the Chicago chapter announced it will not have a march in January.
Another blow came today as The National Organization for Women (NOW) announced it will no longer be a donor to the Women’s March until it resolves the questions surrounding its leadership.
Leadership is certainly a valid reason to walk away from the Women’s March, but we suspect there is more to the story, not the least of which is the nasty portrait of America’s women that the 2017 March projected to the world.