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Maybe the “March for” fad will die out before the anti-Semitism hits science

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In the gut. According to retired Darwinian evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne, a number of local chapters of the Women’s March are disassociating themselves from it, in part on account of anti-Semitism:

For once Leftists have pushed back against a group of women who demonize Jews and Israel in favor of Palestinians, whose own government is oppressive against gays, women, apostates, and, well, you name it. The women who called for WM leaders Sarsour, Mallory, and Perez to step down (they won’t, of course), were saying that they needn’t condone anti-Semitism to be progressive: women can stand together against the oppression of all women, no matter their ethnicity, color, or faith. I find that heartening.

So the WM continues to fragment. Tablet already reported that “numerous state chapters have broken off from the national organization—notably Houston, Washington, D.C., Alabama, Rhode Island, Florida, Portland, Illinois, Barcelona, Canada, and Women’s March GLOBAL.” New York is going to have two Women’s Marches, apparently divided by pigmentation. Jerry Coyne, “The Women’s March Fragments Even More” at Why Evolution Is True

And they are also divided, in general, because of the natural tendency of groups based on identity politics to fragment, with the fragments turning on each other in a classic zero-sum game.

The reason this subject interests us is that the social justice warriors (SJWs) have set their sights on science (remember the March for Science?). Which means that the science media and groups that are trying to accommodate them might be forced to accommodate the anti-Semitism as well. With any luck, the marching Woke (SJWs) will all break up quarreling before it gets that bad.

See also: Jerry Coyne is learning, but not fast enough

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3 Replies to “Maybe the “March for” fad will die out before the anti-Semitism hits science

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    asauber says:

    Generally, the “March For…” can die out.
    But there is at least 1 exception:
    https://marchforlife.org/
    Andrew

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    News says:

    Indeed!, Asauber at 1. While we are alive, let’s March for Life!

  3. 3
    asauber says:

    News,

    Indeed. Life isn’t a political fad. It’s something that needs to be defended, especially for little persons.

    I hope to be in attendance again this year, but I don’t want to go without the missus, and she has yet to get the days off work. :/

    Andrew

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