You said you marched against our President because of his predatory actions against women, and I would have believed you, had you given the slightest time of day to the victims of the man you wanted to move into the White House…had I heard you even whisper the name Paula Jones or Juanita Broaddrick. And when it took a blue dress to prove that he had used his power and position to sexually harass a young intern into providing his sexual gratification in the workplace, tell me…did you march?
You said you marched for our daughters, and I would have believed you, had you not excluded a group of feminists who agree with you on every single point except for also believing that the most fundamental right our daughters have is the right to live to draw their first breath, to celebrate a birthday, to see the beauty of the sun and the stars, to feel human touch, to experience the joy of being her.
You said you marched for the disabled, and I would have believed you, had you not excluded that same group of feminists who agree with you on every single point except for also believing that the disabled should not be exterminated in the womb simply because they are considered imperfect, unworthy of life, or inconvenient, just because they may not look like you.
You said you marched for the immigrants, and I would have believed you, had you not buried the truth that over eighty percent of women and girls are assaulted and raped as they are illegally smuggled over the borders of this country — with even very small girls arriving with sexually transmitted diseases and hidden wounds, which even with all your good intentions, you’ll never be able to heal.
You said you marched for education, and I would have believed you, had your co-organizer not been a woman who has advocated for Sharia law in America, who is supportive of your agenda under American law but does nothing to try to bring it about under Sharia law. Tell me, how much education do women get under Sharia law? And while we’re there, what reproductive rights have they? Did you know that they are stoned for the crime of having been raped? She assures you she wishes Islam would return to its “egalitarian roots.” Did you know that no such roots exist?
You said you marched for gay rights, and I would have believed you, had your co-organizer not been a woman who has advocated for Sharia law in America. Tell me, how many gay rights are there in nations under Sharia law? Are they not tossed from the roofs of buildings? And in her voice for your issues, has she once advocated for the change of Sharia law when it comes to putting homosexuals to death?
You said you marched for me, and I would have believed you, had you taken the time to have a conversation with me and learn about someone whose positions and ideas are different than your own. Did you know that as a woman I feel far more demeaned by the way you attempted to represent womanhood than I will ever feel because of our current President? How do you think our worth was advanced in the eyes of men by your silly hats or your vulgar signs? Come Monday, what have you changed?
It is easy, piece-of-cake EASY, to spend a day on the street carrying a sign or shouting a chant. Anyone can do that. It’s quite another to study or work for years or decades to try to effect positive and lasting change you say you want to see, to live a life of honor, to learn to be kind to those with whom you disagree, and to have conversations in which you listen and not just talk. So march, go ahead and march — you have that freedom. But do not claim to represent anyone other than yourself. I assure you, you do not represent my daughters, and you definitely do not represent me.