March for Women


#1

Just curious–is anyone participating?

I’m not entirely sure what it’s main purpose is.

It doesn’t seem like it would be particularly Catholic-friendly. :shrug:

If this is already in another thread, feel free to move, or whatever.


#2

It’s the opposite of March for Life…

Kellyanne Conway Uses Her Star Power To Lift The March For Life

She’s a rockstar in politics right now, and that reputation is hard-earned and well- deserved. Conway is using that influence and attention to pull focus to issues the
mainstream media would rather ignore. Conway will be speaking at the March for Life in Washington DC, just a week after Trump is inaugurated, as the first sitting White House official to address the event in person.

William McGurn, an editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, praised her brave support for life Monday. He outlines her longstanding pro-life history and influence on Trump’s proposed policies, and notes that her move to speak at the March for Life steals thunder from the similarly named but ideologically opposite Women’s March on Washington.

thefederalist.com/2017/01/19/kellyanne-conway-uses-star-power-lift-march-life/


#3

arabamericanny.org/lindasarsour/

The woman in this link is among those that started the march.

A pure New Yorker for sure.

NY NY is rearing an ugly head in ways few people are aware of.

If there was ever a state in the union that needed to divide…


#4

Can’t you supply a link to stay afloat here?

Maybe this?


#5

I probably could have, but a) that would have required effort, and b) else what a forum for?


#6

lifesitenews.com/news/ontario-catholic-teachers-union-vp-endorses-pro-abortion-womens-march-in-to

Catholic teachers’ union leader endorses pro-abortion Women’s March protesting Trump


#7

not about could’ve should’ve

but rather must

News forum rules require a news link/story per thread start


#8

The March isn’t pro-abortion, it’s pro-women rights. There are pro-life groups marching (secular groups anyway). There are plenty of pro-choice groups going but that’s not the point of the March in general. Everybody there may have different views, the one thing they have in common is they are women or for women. There is no mention of abortion or even reproductive rights in the mission statement.

Mission & Vision

We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families - recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.

OUR MISSION

The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us - immigrants of all statuses, Muslims and those of diverse religious faiths, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, survivors of sexual assault - and our communities are hurting and scared. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear.

In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.

We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.

HEAR OUR VOICE.

Take a look at the Guiding Principles as well.

womensmarch.com/mission/


#9

Their mission statement doesn’t need to mention abortion or reproductive rights. Their sheer number/presence is all the momentum and inference they think they need to prevent the overturn of Roe v. Wade and continued financial support for reproductive contraception.

One day at time. One moment at a time.


#10

Actually, this is inaccurate. Over the last two days, the Women’s March has decided to uninvite pro-life feminist groups from attending the March and revoke its partnership with the pro-life feminist group New Wave Feminists, although they will assuredly be attending anyway. In fact, as seen in the first link I attached below, the Women’s March states blatantly that it is pro-choice and that the fact that it is pro-choice is located in its “Unity Principles.”

From said “Unity Principles:”

We believe in Reproductive Freedom. We do not accept any federal, state or local rollbacks, cuts or restrictions on our ability to access quality reproductive healthcare services, birth control, HIV/AIDS care and prevention, or medically accurate sexuality education. This means open access to safe, legal, affordable abortion and birth control for all people, regardless of income, location or education.

dailycaller.com/2017/01/16/pro-life-women-banned-from-inclusive-womens-march/

More here:

theblaze.com/news/2017/01/18/womens-march-on-washington-revokes-partnership-of-another-pro-life-group/

Therefore, these people have no interest in actually partnering in solidarity with their fellow women, regardless of their views on abortion, to make their voices heard, but merely want to stay in their “safe space” and shout as loud as possible. Give me a break…

May God bless you all! :slight_smile:


#11

I think that the main component of the various marches is respect for women. Some of the men in the new administration have shown attitudes towards women that are inappropriate, to say the least. I’ve knitted 3 “pussyhats” for women who are flying from the West Coast to DC for Saturday’s event.:cool:

PPSS: My friends who are attending are all Cradle Catholics!


#12

I stand corrected. Thank you.

That’s extremely disappointing. I was under the impression the march was for all women. I guess everybody’s got their sacred cow. It really does stink being a pro-life progressive, nobody likes us.


#13

No. The pro-life groups were just kicked out. New Wave Feminists were just kicked out as a “partner” this week because they are pro life feminists. The Susan B. Anthony List was also not allowed to be a partner because they are pro life.

check out this article from today from Lila Rose’s non-profit group liveactionnews.org/womens-march-removes-pro-life-group-list-partners/

The website for the Women’s march is fill with several press releases that outline their anti-Trump purpose.

womensmarch.com/press/

Their honorary co-chairs are deep pro-abortion people:
Angie Davis
Dolores Huerta
Gloria Steinem
Harry Belafonte
and LaDonna Harris

womensmarch.com/honorary-cochairs/

One of their 2 “premier partners” is Planned Parenthood.

But at the same time they dropped New Wave Feminists for being pro-life, they just added a pro-life clinic that wants to replace planned parenthood

lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-anti-trump-womens-march-grants-partner-status-to-pro-life-clinic

Also, read the Washington Post’s article
washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/is-there-a-place-for-anti-abortion-women-at-the-womens-march-on-washington/2017/01/17/2e6a2da8-dcbd-11e6-acdf-14da832ae861_story.html?utm_term=.578e2b83435e

Point is, while some pro-life groups are going to be there, pro-life groups are not welcome to partner with them.

Also, their new Unity Principles go against Catholic teaching.
womensmarch.com/principles/


#14

Maybe we should also have a Men’s March in DC?

A march dedicated to men being real men. Similar to a Men’s Catholic conference, focused on authentic masculinity: i.e. honor, respect, fatherhood, chivalry, etc.


#15

“Women’s rights” and similar expressions are typically code for pro abortion


#16

Women’s March have released a statement which is reported on below:

“The Women’s March’s platform is pro-choice and that has been our stance from day one,” the organizers said in a statement. “The anti-choice organization in question is not a partner of the Women’s March on Washington. We apologize for this error.”

thefederalist.com/2017/01/18/womens-march-should-welcome-pro-life-women/

The march officially has taken a pro-choice stance. There will be some pro life people attending, but the stance is clear of the March and the seeming overarching agenda.

It states at the following:

Planned Parenthood has just become an official partner of the march and will assist leaders in providing staff and large-scale event planning knowledge.

Planned Parenthood has helped shape the march’s policy agenda, and in return, it hopes that many of the protesters will mobilize in its defense when Trump and congressional Republicans make their attempt to strip the organization of millions in federal funding.

theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/27/womens-march-on-washington-dc-guide


#17

Yes. There should be a Men’s march dedicated to authentic masculinity.

A lot better than the women’s march which has an evil like abortion enshrined as a feminist sacrament. Sickening.


#18

Men don’t need anything man-specific else in this world, lol.


#19

Why?


#20

Because our culture is so male dominated as it is.


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