In reference to the midterm election results, the Women’s March twitter handle tweeted:
There needs to be accountability and an honest reckoning. There’s a lot of work to do, white women. A lot of learning. A lot of growing.
We want to do it with you.
Stay tuned. https://t.co/nN0cFqqmy5
— Women’s March (@womensmarch) November 7, 2018
This is not too surprising, given this group’s prior actions and commentary. Unfortunately, it does show that the organization places the blame on white women for any losses Democrats incurred. Many Americans across social media were angered by this tweet, and rightfully so. Scapegoating one demographic of the population and bullying them for not buying into your group think is wrong and anti-American.
The Women’s March rhetoric actually disturbingly resembles actions by state groups and followers in dictatorial leaderships. They want to punish anyone who strays from their ideology. This tweet is also ironic, given what the Women’s March group claims they stand for and their specified mission to “create transformative social change. Women’s March is a women-led movement providing intersectional education on a diverse range of issues…and is committed to dismantling systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance and building inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity and respect.” I do not understand how their campaign for unity and transformative change through respect is promoted by bashing all white women.
The Women’s March has also never denounced threats said by activists within their organization, which seems to directly counter their mission statement of “non-violent resistance.” During the January 2017 Women’s March, Madonna told the crowd that due to her political outrage, she had “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.” The organization did not come out and reject what she had said. In fact, they have similarly turned a blind eye to their spokeswomen’s anti-Semitic connections. Several of the leaders within the group, including Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory, have not distanced themselves from Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, known for spreading hateful rhetoric regarding Jewish people. Sarsour instead has praised Farrakhan publicly and Mallory once posted a picture with him saying he was “the greatest of all time.” The Women’s March released a statement addressing these issues saying Farrakhan’s views did not align with the principles of the group, however they did not denounce him. Even several liberal actresses have recently halted support of the group until they take denounce the anti-Semitic behavior.