The day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, thousands of women flocked to Washington — and other sites across the U.S. — to participate in the “Women’s March.” The event gained widespread coverage from mainstream media, often being dubbed the start of the “resistance” movement. For the organizers, the march seemed like a huge success.Of course, one problem with the march was that nobody could figure out exactly what they were marching for. When asked, those in attendance couldn’t seem to pinpoint a women’s issue that Donald Trump was a threat to. In all, the highlight of the event came when Madonna said she had “thought an awful lot about” blowing up the White House. Not exactly a noble cause.
Since then, “Women’s March” organizers have had the same problem with messaging. Despite a massive following, nobody really knows what the organization stands for. However, that hasn’t stopped the group’s leaders from planning another massive protest, even if the reason for it makes zero sense.
From The Hill:
The organizers of the massive Women’s March that took over Washington, D.C., the day after President Trump’s inauguration are planning a new protest this month against the National Rifle Association (NRA).The protest will be held July 14 in Fairfax, Va., according to the Huffington Post.
“Recent actions of the NRA demonstrate not only a disregard for the lives of black and brown people in America, but appear to be a direct endorsement of violence against women, our families and our communities for exercising our constitutional right to protest,” the Facebook event says.
There’s just one problem: the vast majority of gun violence victims are men. If gun violence is a gender specific issue, then the gender that should be most concerned is men. Not only that, the majority of African-American violent crime victims are victimized by fellow African-Americans. Clearly, it’s not an issue of racism either.Sadly, the majority of violent crime happens in America’s inner cities, where gun laws are already the most strict. If anything, the NRA is fighting to allow those victims the right to legally defend themselves. Perhaps the issue isn’t guns, but the liberal policies that have caused widespread poverty for America’s minority groups. Have the organizers considered that?
Of course, none of this matters to “Women’s March” organizers. Why let facts and hard questions get in the way of a good narrative?[Note: This post was written by Michael Lee. Follow him on Twitter @UAMichaelLee]