I support the idea and right of peaceful protest as provided by our Constitution. There two words which make this a specific matter and those words are ‘peaceful’ and ‘protest’. What I am seeing happening today are for the most part neither. When I was working for a local tribe one of my duties was to represent the tribal community on an ethnic committee. It was not uncommon for someone on the committee to try to make the issue into a color or race matter. But our community was more than just the tribe. When someone wanted to discuss the issue of children who were falling through the cracks of the system, I wanted to discuss the matter of children, all children, because that would be the only way we were going to correct the problem. Children who were falling through the cracks was neither a color nor race, it was a child. As I see the ‘protests’ of today I try to ask what is the issue or matter which is being protested against. In most if not all recent cases I cannot see an issue.
The most recent ‘protest’ was labeled as a woman’s rights protest. There are many injustices which women face. I admit to not being truly versed on all these injustices but I do know of some of the injustices women globally are facing which could benefit from the women of America giving them a public face. Women in many of the Islamic countries are being stoned for being raped. They are being forced into sex slavery. They are being forced to marry at ages of 9 or less. But the protests which happened recently truly was nothing more than an advocacy of a particular idea which also equated into little more than indoctrination of the younger minds that were participating or watching.
It is my understanding that this protest for ‘woman’s rights’ excluded women who were pro-life. Therefore this so-called protest was not about women’s rights but rather was a pro-abortion march disguised as a woman’s rights protests. Nothing was aired regarding the imprisoned women of other countries, nothing was made of the Christian woman set to hang simply for her beliefs and no issue was made regarding the countless women forced to sexually please their Islamic ‘masters’. More was made over Trump’s use of the term ‘pussy’ from ten years ago than was made over the stoning of women in present day Islam. Now before someone calls me a male chauvinist pig all I am really asking of anyone of any protest is to be honest. Call your march what is really is because if your cause is just and true then you do not need to place a mask upon it.
Looking at some of the pictures of the total and complete mess and mounts of trash left behind by the ‘protesters’ they either believe that only men work for the city sanitation department or must not care about THOSE women. Some of the displays seen in this march were more disturbing or a matter of the disturbed than anything needed protected via the right of protest. Wearing t-shirts saying ‘don’t call me sexy’ may address at some point a potential objectification of a woman but it is more a mantra of the old ‘woman’s lib’ movement rather than a marker of a woman’s rights matter. It fits right in with calling a male handsome. Some people see it as a compliment and nothing more. If objectifying women was a target of the march then many of the participants themselves were guilty as they wore their pink vagina caps. If this march was in reality simply an anti-trump rally then have the courage to call it an anti-trump rally. If it was a pro-abortion march then call it a pro-abortion march. But do not pretend to be address major issues pertaining to woman when the majority of the women of the world are being ignored.