I have no issues with anyone marching or protesting on whatever it is they want to march and protest about. It is one of our rights as a U.S. citizen to exercise our voice and freely express our opinion.
That doesn’t mean I find the free speech in question good or honorable. It just means I believe in the rights of people to be wrong or make fools of themselves.
I have a few issues with the hundreds of thousands of people who marched on Saturday, supposedly to give women a voice.
- There was no particular thing they seemed to be marching about. I have no issues with a desire for equal treatment, equal pay, equal dignity, etc. But this seemed much more like a pro-abortion, pro-planned-parenthood march garnished with a general tantrum about the outcome of the election.
- If you are claiming that being a woman is your unifying parameter, then women should not have turned away other women from joining in the march. Women wearing Trump hats or carrying pro-life signs were turned away.
- If you’re going to start a movement that endears yourselves to others and to change minds and hearts, adopting Madonna and Ashley Judd as your spokespeople is not a good place to start.