Other than showing they don’t like Donald Trump, what was last Saturday’s “Women’s March” about? What did they march for?
Based on interviews I’ve seen, other than a few standard-issue generic tag lines, like “rights for women” and “reproductive rights” – both of which already exist – it’s hard to tell.
But maybe, while they still can vote and still can get abortions, some of them might want to mount a march about this – from Uzay Bulut’s devastating report published by thegatestoneinstitute.org:
On January 21, some women’s rights groups organized “Women’s Marches” in many cities across the Unites States and around the world. The rallies largely targeted recently-inaugurated U.S. President Donald Trump.
There were many speakers and participants. One, the actress Ashley Judd, read a poem in Washington D.C. that asked why “tampons are taxed when Viagra and Rogaine are not”.
As Ms. Judd talked about her devastating tragedy, thousands of Yazidi children and women were being forced into sexual slavery in Iraq and Syria at the hands of Islamic State (ISIS), and available for purchase at sex-slave markets.
While actress Ashley Judd complained at a Washington D.C. “Women’s March” that “tampons are taxed when Viagra and Rogaine are not,” thousands of Yazidi children and women were being forced into sexual slavery in Iraq and Syria at the hands of Islamic State.
ISIS attacked the Yazidi homeland of Shingal in Iraq on August 3, 2014; more than 9,000 Yazidis were killed, kidnapped, or sexually enslaved. Yazidis are a historically persecuted religious minority in the Middle East.
The Islamic State has institutionalized a culture of rape and sex-slavery. ISIS is waging a literal war against women. It has even published a “price list” of Yazidi and Christian girls — as young as one to nine years of age.
Middle East scholar Raymond Ibrahim wrote about one Yazidi girl enslaved when she was 15 years old and endured months of captivity before she managed to escape:
“I remember a man who looked at least 40 years old coming and taking a ten-year-old girl. When she resisted him, he beat her severely, using stones, and would have opened fire on her if she had not gone with him. Everything against her will. They used to come and buy the girls without a price, I mean, they used to tell us Yazidi girls, you are sabiya [spoils of war, sex slaves], you are kuffar [infidels], you are to be sold without a price,” meaning they had no base value. Some Yazidi girls were sold for a few packs of cigarettes.
“Every day I died 100 times over. Not just once. Every hour I died, every hour. … From the beating, from the misery, from the torture,” she said.
The Yazidi girls and women are more than worth marching for.
And what about the countless millions of women in shari’a law states, who have virtually no rights at all?
I realize that it’s a lot more satisfying, and fun, to demand rights they already have. But maybe some of the women who marched last Saturday could spare a few moments to also march for….
….on the other hand, forget the whole thing. Who am I kidding? They never have marched on behalf of these women and they never will.