Where are the “pussy hat” marchers over Weinstein?

Where are the women? Where are the pink “pussy hats”?

Why are they not marching to take up the cause of sexual harassment in the work place after the Harvey Weinstein revelations?In January 500,000 people marched in Washington and millions across the US to advocate for gender equality on President Donald Trump’s first full day in office.

They wore pink knitted beanies with cat ears, called “pussy hats,” as a symbol of solidarity among protestors.

Today there is no reaction from the left as it is one of their own being accused of sexual harassment. Weinstein was a big contributor to the Democratic party and its candidates.

Hillary Clinton had this to say over the weekend to a British news channel: “Look, we just elected someone who admitted sexual assault to the presidency. So there’s a lot of other issues that are swirling around these kinds of behaviors that need to be addressed.”

Lisa Bloom, who is the daughter of Gloria Allred — who has represented women against powerful men charged with sexual harassment —¬† was advising Weinstein as the news was breaking of a New York Times piece was about to be published.

Instead of taking up the mantle of women’s rights in the workforce, Clinton¬† played politics. Probably because her husband Bill had been accused of similar behavior while in the White House.

So what do we take from the last two weeks since the Weinstein charges have emerged?

Women rights advocates are so politically connected to the Democratic Party that they cannot attempt to motivate their constituents to act despite the heinous acts of one of their own.

Listen, I knew Weinstein was a leech for at least two decades. Stories would be pitched and yet never see the light of the paper. So there will be plenty of people on the left who were complicit in protecting Weinstein throughout the years.

Many of these women including Hillary Clinton are considered role models for the women’s rights movement. And yet their silence or obfuscation are actually setting back the movement at a time when it should be marching in the streets.

My hat’s not off to these women who say they stand for gender equality and then sit when it is one of their own.

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3 thoughts on “Where are the “pussy hat” marchers over Weinstein?

    • Why waste the opportunity of advancing the discussion by speaking out broadly on the subject of sexual harassment.

      Lost opportunity. Obviously.

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