The Women’s March (Or, Why The Only Drama Problem is No Drama at All)
1/11/19 - We discuss the very real concerns about antisemitism within the leadership of the Women's March. In a Kardashian-level internet investigation, we provide you with the background you need to understand this latest drama: from its initial organizing, centering of white women, framing principles, fallout from Charlottesville, and the recurring role of Louis Farrakhan. So while the New York Times is not incorrect to note the divisions "roiling" the Women's March, fighting for freedom and justice isn't a pretty and pleasant task undertaken by nice ladies. Anger, hurt, and fear are all valid emotions when building a movement.
Our theme song is Call Your Girlfriend by Robyn.
Original music composed and performed by Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs.
2018: “Women’s March Roiled by Accusations of Anti-Semitism”
2016: “Amid Division, a March in Washington Seeks to Bring Women Together”
2017: Day Without a Woman strike platform
Linda Sarsour response in the Nation
Adam Serwer, “Why Tamika Mallory Won’t Condemn Farrakhan”
Collier Meyerson’s Twitter thread on anti-Semitism and racism