The Women’s March wasn’t without controversy, in part because of a key organizer and speaker’s surprisingly anti-woman ideology. As we’ve documented in a series of posts (here and here), Palestinian-American organizer Linda Sarsour has published a number of tweets defending Sharia law over the years. Among those tweets was the one where she even defended Saudi Arabia not allowing women to drive because they “put us to shame” by giving women 12 weeks paid maternity leave. What a great deal! Sarsour would be thrilled to learn that Israel gives 14 weeks, and they even let their women drive.
The next event the group behind the Women’s March has planned takes place on March 8th, in a strike called the “Day Without A Women” (the name of which is producing an endless supply of jokes, of course).
According to the New York Post:
In a manifesto published in The Guardian on Feb. 6, the brains behind the movement are calling for a “new wave of militant feminist struggle.” That’s right: militant, not peaceful.
The document was co-authored by, among others, Rasmea Yousef Odeh, a convicted terrorist. Odeh, a Palestinian, was convicted in Israel in 1970 for her part in two terrorist bombings, one of which killed two students while they were shopping for groceries. She spent 10 years in prison for her crimes. She then managed to become a US citizen in 2004 by lying about her past (great detective work, INS: Next time, use Google) but was subsequently convicted, in 2014, of immigration fraud for the falsehoods. However, she won the right to a new trial (set for this spring) by claiming she had been suffering from PTSD at the time she lied on her application. Oh, and in her time as a citizen, she worked for a while as an Obamacare navigator.
The International Women’s Strike is meant to be a grassroots affair, withpromising more information about how to participate in local protests across the US. Women around the country are being urged to walk off their jobs and join a demonstration near them.
According to The Guardian piece, women should spend their day “blocking roads, bridges, and squares, abstaining from domestic, care and sex work” and “boycotting” pro-Trump businesses. Also every woman is supposed to wear red in solidarity.
Judging by the description, only those women inclined towards insane-far-left activism will be participating in the event, and it’s hard to imagine that anyone will mind a day without them (well, until they’re blocking traffic).
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]