No, I will NOT thank you.
You marched. Good for you sister. You held your vulgar signs, wore costumes depicting female genitalia, drank your bottled water, your vegan soy lattes, took selfies, and chanted.
Well done. I’m sure you deserve a participation trophy.
I am one of the millions who did NOT march, for numerous reasons. I support your right to assemble … but upon expressing a dissenting opinion, you became the oppression and bigotry that you’re supposedly standing up to. You repeatedly feel the need to tell me reasons as to why you think I should support your march, and why you think that I should thank you for marching for me.
Do not patronize me, you do not represent me, nor do you march for me. You silenced and excluded women like me. Strong, independent, logical thinking women who support facts and don’t get caught up in feelings. Much like the high school cheerleaders who ostracize, isolate, and yes, BULLY the science club girl, the only girl on the hockey team, and the one who just doesn’t fit in.
You mission was not one of unity … unless you subscribe to the homogenous liberal ideology that women are lifelong victims, and that words are far more damaging than sticks and stones. I looked into what the overall “cause” was … going so far as to contacting a local organizer. I was told unity and diversity. I asked for further clarification, what specifically is being addressed, and then told gender equality, and reproductive rights.
Everyone is free to reproduce, are you referring to abortion?
At this point, the organizer became curt with me, and asked what issues were important to me. My response of the Second Amendment led to me being told that I was NOT WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE.
What about unity?
Apparently your vision does not include women being able to protect themselves, or opposing government funded abortions. Your idea of diversity doesn’t encompass women who have any type of differing opinion. I respect your right to march, but respect my dissenting opinion. Don’t you dare tell me that I should thank you, because you REFUSE to represent me.
So no. I will NOT thank you.
You did NOT march for me.
Take another look at your selfies with your signs. You marched for yourself to feel superior.