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There are 3 comments on The Women’s March and Its Impact, One Year Later

  1. Really, aren’t women given far more power, and more opportunity, by the legal system and society? I do not at all accept claims of women being sevond class citizens. This was never true in my lifetime. Women were not allowed to do some thimgs, but also not required to other things. They were never drafted, rarely sent to jail, no one expected them to do dirty or dangerous jobs, generally protected from all kinds of things men had to experience. Now, most of those prptections still apply, but unlike in the past, all opportinities are not only open to them, they often get preferences and privileges men do not. And they have no obligation to be ladies to get these favors, they can be promiscuous, aggressive, mean, does not matter. The idea wimen are abused in modetn America is ridiculous

  2. And what about the Anti-Semitism?

    If you’re a scholar and activist, then why are you ignoring/dancing around the real reasons for the Women’s March breakdown, cited by the NYTimes:

    1. “Women’s March Roiled by Accusations of Anti-Semitism” – https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/23/us/womens-march-anti-semitism.html

    2. “Women’s March replaces three original leaders, after anti-Semitism accusations, with 16 board members” – https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2019/09/16/womens-march-cutting-ties-with-three-original-board-members-accused-anti-semitism/

    This is not to say that their lack of representing specifically black women’s issues wasn’t a problem, but it was a passive problem, while their Anti-Semitism was a very active problem and came from two of their major founders.

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