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Woman’s march cancelled: participants had the wrong skin color
By Joe Jarvis - January 08, 2019

In a predominantly white town, a woman’s March was going to include mostly white people. So the organizers canceled the event.

They need time to figure out how to include more diverse voices at their event. Perhaps bussing people in from other more colorful neighborhoods?

It’s no surprise that this happened in a community in California, right on the border of Oregon. It’s like they are trying to confirm the worst stereotypes about them. Here we have a bunch of crunchy granola white feminists afraid of looking too white.

The women part isn’t enough anymore. They have to team up with other disenfranchised victim groups.

Right, because you never want to appear too white. But there are a lot of intersecting victim groups, and it is hard to keep track of who likes who.

Also organizing events that day are other women’s groups such as March On and the Women’s March Alliance, which have formed as alternatives to the Women’s March over anti-Semitism concerns. The four national co-chairs of the Women’s March have denied allegations of anti-Semitism.

Oh, it’s difficult to keep track of. Seems inevitable that these movements eat themselves alive as they struggle to invent ever more demographic problems.

It’s much easier to just actually not be a racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, sexist, xenophobic, bigotted. Normal people don’t actually think about these distinctions that often because they don’t actually matter all too much. Isn’t that the point?

Of course, they start to matter when you are afraid you will be called racist or sexist for saying something innocuous. Then you start highlighting the differences, to protect yourself from social ridicule. People start feeling uncomfortable around other races and religions, afraid to say the wrong thing and offend.

Distinctions also matter when you kill over religion, or when you rank races based on historic victimhood, or when you allow current inequality to make up for past inequality.

Then you have to be careful to keep track of the distinctions. Race, religion, nationality, sex, orientation–they become very important.

You HAVE to see the different colors. You HAVE to notice the distinctions. How else will you check off all the boxes for your march? How else will you prove to everyone around you how inclusive you are?

I guess I’m the strange one for thinking the way to solve differences is to find commonalities–not to highlight distinctions.

Plus, when you start ranking victim groups, you get some incompatible intersections.

For instance, do you support women’s and gay rights or Shariah law? Because some Muslims from countries run under Shariah law throw gays off buildings and brutally subjugate their wives.

For instance, Iran is a theocracy run under Shariah law. There, the punishment for homosexuality is death. Same goes for Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and parts of Nigeria.

Does this woman’s march have enough Saudi Arabians represented? Because they might take exception to women driving to the event, or showing off their faces.

So they call off a march because they are afraid of looking too white.

That shows that what they care about is truly just skin deep.

Either they think people and movements are defined by skin color, or they only care about minorities to use as props to virtue signal–to show others how progressive they are.

Sorry but those of us who truly don’t want to live in a prejudiced world don’t look around counting the minorities at every event we attend.

And the virtue of the event is not defined by the skin color on display.

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