Posts Tagged: women's march on washington Results 4
When I first noticed concerned social media postings asking whether the pussy hats worn at the Women’s Marches (and, I can now report, by a not insignificant number of pro-immigration protestors this past weekend) had been transphobic, my thoughts quickly turned from the question at hand to, well, where anyone was getting that idea that pussy hats had Sparked Outrage in this way. All I could find were some right-wing articles mocking a handful of posts (and one Mic Identities story) to that effect. Articles, in other words, concerned not with protecting feminism from potentially detrimental infighting but with denigrating feminism and trans sensitivities.
Feminist Jewish magazine Lilith just launched its sweeping coverage of Jewish women’s participation in the recent Women’s Marches. I’d especially like to direct Sisterhood readers to upcoming coverage of 18 different marches, and to a post already up, by Rabbi Alicia Magal, in Arizona. Let this be a gentle reminded that there are Jews, including politically engaged Jewish women, across America, and not just in the Zabars-Fairway corridor.
Guides circulated, prior to the Women’s March in D.C. and its satellites, on how to deal with dangerous situations, with potentially violent interactions with police. So I was relieved, when marching in New York, or, more accurately, when standing, immobile, in a crush of fellow humans in the middle of 2nd Avenue, and then marching in a slightly less suffocating crowd on 5th, to see that the police presence was minor and relaxed. At one point I even saw a police officer pick up a sign someone had dropped and offer it to (other?) protestors.
Women. Remember women? We were #trending for a while there. But then Hillary Clinton, woman, lost the presidential election, and all that women stuff got returned to the niche concerns folder.