Could 2019 Mark the End of the Women’s March?

January 7, 2019

by Kelvey Vander Hart


Since its creation in 2017, the ‘Women’s March’ has evolved into a series of annual events across the country and a movement that enshrines pro-abortion, anti-family, and anti-women policies. However, with discord among the movement becoming public, a question is increasingly being raised: Is the future of the Women’s March crumbling?

The Women’s March On Washington was inaugurated on January 21, 2017. What started primarily as a protest of President Trump’s election has now grown into an annual march with spin-off events nationwide; 2019 events will occur on January 19.

As stated on their website, the mission of this movement is to “harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change.” The organizers want their vision to be carried out by “dismantling systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance and building inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity and respect.”

On the surface, this mission seems laudable. However, digging deeper into the radical agenda of the movement reveals a troubling vision for America. Their platform includes such points as:

  • “Comprehensive [LGBTQ taxpayer funded] healthcare with no exceptions or limitations.”
  • “We believe migration is a human right and that no human being is illegal.”
  • “We do not accept any federal, state or local rollbacks, cuts or restrictions on our ability to access quality reproductive healthcare services, birth control, HIV/AIDS care and prevention, or medically accurate sexuality education. This means open access to safe, legal, affordable abortion and birth control for all people, regardless of income, location or education.”

However, despite the early successes of the movement, the past several weeks have uncovered strife, division, and problems occurring within.

In Eureka, Calif., the local march was recently canceled because attendees were deemed to be “overwhelmingly white.”

In New Orleans, the local march was canceled because attendance was low and fundraising goals went unmet.

In Chicago, the local march that solicited 300,000 attendees last year was canceled due to lack of volunteers and high costs.

And, in Washington state, a group dedicated to the movement disbanded, citing anti-semitism from the Women’s March national leadership.

These are just four examples, but all throughout the year infighting and division within the Women’s March has continued to make the news. Whether it be insiders pointing fingers at one another and shouting, “Racist!” or organizer Linda Sarsour’s past anti-semitism coming to light, the mounting bad publicity has given many reason to wonder whether the movement can be sustained.

Will 2019 be the final year before the death of the organized Women’s March? For conservatives, such a development would be good news indeed.

Photo credit: American Life League via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)


Kelvey Vander Hart is passionate about Jesus, conservatism, fitness, and fantastic coffee; she is also the Associate Editor at Caffeinated Thoughts. She can be followed on Twitter @kovanderhart.

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