… as in the “March for Science”? A faithful scout sends this:
NBC News and Haaretz report about the disintegration of the movement. I hope that, when the dust settles, the WMI will flourish under new leadership. In view of the debacle, the WMI has done some furious backpedaling, now including Jewish women in the list of oppressed groups for which they march. But it hasn’t worked, for SM&P have a history of antisemitism and support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement that is largely populated and propelled by antisemites. Further, the WMI’s attempts to court Jewish women and disavow the organization’s connection with the Nation of Islam have been slow, reluctant, hamhanded and unconvincing.
But now the greatest indignity of all: the Southern Poverty Law Center, an authoritarian Leftist organization that in the past has demonized Maajid Nawaz, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali (Leftists critical of Islam) as “anti-Muslim extremists”—and faces its own accusations of financial shenanigans—has, without much explanation, quietly removed itself as a sponsor of the WMI. Jerry Coyne, “The Southern Poverty Law Center, EMILY’s List, and other groups dissolve ties with Women’s March” at Why Evolution Is True (blog)
Darwinian evolutionary biologist Jerry
Hope they keep fighting among themselves. It’s doubtful the current science bureaucrats would be much use against an organized vilification campaign of any kind just now. And science would go downhill pretty fast.
See also: Maybe The “March For” Fad Will Die Out Before The Anti-Semitism Hits Science
Jerry Coyne is learning, but not fast enough (about anti-Semitism among the social justice warriors (SJWs, the marching Woke)