The Women's March as an organisation is 'difficult' (is that better than problematic?), but it's so hard to explain the politics of it to people in real life - people just see it as "it's a movement for women - why wouldn't you want to support that?" pretty much in the same way they see Mermaids as, "it's giving support to gender non-conforming children - why wouldn't you want to support that". People often aren't interested in the details.
The organiser of the WM came on here in 2017 to garner enthusiasm, she said it was to celebrate all the gorgeousness of women worldwide. I knew then it wasn't a movement for me.
What's annoying is that this particular group just happened to be fastest out of the gate! Someone else taking on 'Women's March' as a name and idea could have made it into something else entirely. Same with WEP. You live and learn...
Agreed Cecily. And I think it's indicative of today's society - the short attention spans which necessitate gifs, soundbites, endless advert breaks followed by a recap of the programme so far, world news condensed into one sentence on a 'news roundup' so you don't have to waste time on a newspaper, Sky/Fox etc news editors putting their own quick spin on everything, and so on. People see a headline or a tagline and think they know everything. And the msm totally milk that. How many times have you read an inflammatory headline and gone on to read the article only to find out that the headline was just a form of 'clickbait'? I have had conversations with intelligent, educated women who quote stuff at me and then have no evidence to back it up. "I read it in the paper" now means "I saw a headline as I walked past"
WM is ridiculous recently, have they always been like this? The ramming the boot into Rose McGowan whilst siding with a paedophile was a huge eye opener for me. Though I can't say I have ever taken that much notice of them before, so maybe they have always been TRAs?
TheGoalIsToStayOutOfTheHole they have, their spokesman on here and their facebook page shortly afterwards talking about so called inclusivity made it clear that they're all about appearances and diddly squat about women.
Greer gives no fucks. Her books are excellent, and she says what she thinks.
TRAs, women's march, media appear to want to create a hive mind, the world can be more easily controlled that way. Women who have dissenting opinions are berated. The only way to stop this is by giving as little fucks as GG, to be problematic!