Wednesday, January 18, 2017
The Meat of the Women's March
Imagine a meat cake.
Made of liver, or maybe head cheese. Something most would find unpleasant. Minced and mixed with whatever is needed to hold it together, maybe an egg or two and some breading. Then baked in round cake pans, and cooled once solid. And after that frosted with all the frills and flowers and candies and so on so that it looks lovely.
Then imagine people looking at and admiring and praising this beautiful cake.
But then they cut in and find the meat.
That's how I view the Women's March.
They've coated it with all sorts of issues - Trump's vulgar comments and actions, his insults, his statements about Muslims and immigrants, as well as respect for women, health care for the poor, and so on. Issues that many people care about.
But when you go beneath all those issues that attract people you find the vile meat - the reality of the march.
That's what this march is really about.
That's why the organizers have not responded to overtures by prolife feminist groups to be sponsors or to help with organizing. And more recently, when March organizers found out that one feminist group that they had accepted was prolife they removed the group from the list of sponsors. As one of the people pushing the prolife group out tweeted:
"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."
Another person tweeted: "Horrified that the @womensmarch has partnered w/an anti-choice org. Plse reconsider - inclusivity is not about bolstering those who harm us."
Finally, the organizers issued a statement declaring "The Women's March's platform is pro-choice and that has been our stance from day one." And they apologized for letting a pro-life group in, and said the prolifers had been removed..
I know many caring people, including many Catholic people, who plan to take part in the March in Washington or one of the local marches not realizing that what they are really do is marching to defend abortion.
But if you try to tell them, they cite all those other issues.
The frosting the abortion advocates used to disguise their purpose.
They have a long track record of doing that.
And so far, they've gotten away with it.
Pax et bonum