Skip to comments.Feminists pile on Women's March for inviting Bernie Sanders to give opening remarks at...
Posted on 10/12/2017 4:17:21 PM PDT by markomalley
Feminists are fighting this week after the Women's March announced Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is slated to deliver the opening speech at their upcoming convention.
Sanders is set to address the group's Women's Convention, a three-day event hosted in Detroit, on Oct. 27.
"We believe as women ... that we ought to have more than just women at the Women's Convention," Women's March co-founder Tamkia Mallory told the Detroit Free Press. "People want to hear from the leadership from within our government who can give us some insight about what's happening ... so we can know what we need to do to be able to organize."
Influential feminist leaders and organizations were not convinced.
"Incredibly disappointed @womensmarch.You couldn't find any inspiring, powerful, woman to give the opening speech? I can give u a long list," tweeted Will & Grace actress Debra Messing.
"Pretty amazing. How did the WomensMarch not find any woman for this gig? Unfollowing," Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden said.
MSNBC host Joy Reid responded to the news by asking, "So... there were no women available ... to open the womens convention...?"
Alex Griswold of the Washington Free Beacon has a good roundup of the reactions here.
Ostensibly frustrated by confusion on social media, Mallory clarified later on Thursday, "MAXINE WATERS IS THE #WOMENSCONVENTION HEADLINER! Y'all may not have noticed but we announced that weeks ago." While Sanders will be the convention's first speaker, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., has the distinction of being its headliner.
Since its demonstrations the day after President Trump's inauguration, the Women's March has enjoyed broad support from feminists, engaging some of the movement's most extreme figures in subsequent activities. Though its post-inauguration rallies somehow managed to find appeal with women outside progressive circles, the organization has since proved its leadership is primarily interested in representing the values of radical progressives.
Reflexive expressions of outrage and disappointment over the group's decision to give Sanders the opening platform are another reminder of why tensions are running high in the Democratic Party right now. Some of the upset over Sanders' speech is certainly rooted in lingering resentments held by staunch supporters of Hillary Clinton. Some of it also shows how pressures from progressives increasingly bent on demanding nothing short of purity (like the Women's March itself) easily inflame intra-movement conflict.
As of Thursday evening, the Women's March has not reversed its decision to have Sanders open the conference.
So good to see anarchy reigning supreme within the left.
“You couldn’t find any inspiring, powerful, woman to give the opening speech?”
They found Bernie, didn’t they?
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Harvey Weinstein was not available.
So they got the old Socialist loser.
I was going to suggest Mad Maxine Waters as a joke. She’s really the headliner. Whoa...this is gonna be entertaining...
These feminists think they’re really tough? None of them could hold a candle to Dr. Ruth Westheimer, who was a well regarded sniper in the Haganah.
She didn’t need a vagina hat either :)
That’s what a true feminist is.
I also loved Camille Paglia’s approach to true feminists, the Pioneer Woman of the 1800’s. Surviving the winters back then versus having to dip into your pocket to pay for birth control.
Dr. Ruth! OMgosh, haven’t heard that name in years.
They should bring in some freak who thinks he’s been turned into a female. I’d love to see the feminazis welcome him with open arms.
Bernie and Maxine. What a high-wattage couple! Added together their IQ points could total well into the high 90s.
LMAO, all they could dig up was a really old white guy, a LOSER in the last presidential race. This is rich!!!
I hope Insane Asylum Escapee Ashley Judd is on the agenda. Her manic depressive meltdowns are very entertaining.
” a three-day event hosted in Detroit, on Oct. 27”
Women’s March with Bernie (Santa Claus) Sanders, and have it in Detroit with the Detroit Free Press for 3 days?
Wow. What else can, (possible) be tossed into the Cauldron of Liberalism?
What was that old song? Panic in Detroit?
Maybe they can run some old video of Mayor Jerome Cavanagh - “Detroit,- a City on the Move!” from the early ‘60s. Look it up on you-tube. Oh YES, Mayor Cavanagh......Detroit was a City on the Move; - It’s taxpayers move right on out of Detroit....Big Time!
to deliver the opening speech at their upcoming convention.
Surprised Hillary wouldn’t the headliner with a table
and books for sale......
I missed it the first time: Maxine Waters and her James Brown wig will be the headliners LOLOLOL!!! This just gets better and better!!!!
The key word by the gal who invited him is “organize.” Bernie is going to help these witches organize. It’s not about feminism, it’s about Marxists organizing.
He’s certainly well suited for that job. He was tutored at U. of Chicago by Marxist professor Herbert Marcuse. For extracurricular activity in Chicago, Bernie sat at the mentoring knee of Saul Alinsky.
He never had a job until he was elected Mayor of Burlington, Vermont in his 39th year. So the only work he’s ever known is the feverish work of radicalism. So there is no question that he can indeed teach these gals how to organize to achieve Marxist revolution.
I don’t understand their objection to Bernie.
After all, aren’t men and women the same?
Popcorn futures soaring!!!
Some high-wattage cognitive dissonance goin’ on with the pink pussyhatters. What were those knit hats sprayed with, Mercury?
I suspect that there were PLENTY OF FEMINISTS there capable to give the speech...
...only problem was that there was Network TV cameras ready to film them and report on them.
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