Why an anti-Semitism scandal is overshadowing the Women's March this year

Return To Article

Commenting has temporarily been suspended in preparation for our new website launch, which is planned for the week of August 12th. When the new site goes live, we will also launch our new commenting platform. Thank you for your patience while we make these changes.

  • The-Antidote Highland, UT
    Jan. 21, 2019 5:02 p.m.

    "The diversity of opinions expressed was unbelievable. The whole feeling was 'We're all in this together,'" said Jody England Hansen of Salt Lake City to the Deseret News at the time.

    I agree with the above quote. I think we need more diverse opinions in regards to Israel and Jews. Nobody's perfect, so I think we should all get behind the brave organizers of the women's march. If you really understand the background of some of the leaders of the women's March, you will realize much of their resentment is Justly placed.

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    Jan. 21, 2019 11:06 a.m.

    "the comstent barrage of racism coming from the White House and frequent racist comments coming from at right radio and tv, and others within the Republican Party" Making a false statement does not give credence to your arguments. Disagreeing with your political ideology is not racist.

    "Just because a person is pro-Palestinian state does not mean you are anti-jew........." No. but when they support the genocide of all Jews, in the stated policies of removing Jews from the "West Bank to the Sea", When you defend the racist bigotry of Farrakhan, then you are a racist bigot.

  • Strider303 American Fork, UT
    Jan. 21, 2019 10:13 a.m.

    My take, on all parades and marches in general, is that it provides something for the rootless and bored to do. An activity break from the tedium of the daily routine.

    Marches may be nice for leaders, some of whom might be paid employees, to pontificate on their view of the various ills of society and how their plan will correct some, or all. The participants get a sense of accomplishment for a couple of hours of walking and singing/shouting/chanting. The municipality get the bill for public safety over-time and trash pick-up. Society get inconvenienced because of blocked roads and detours. And lastly, talking heads get to practice keeping straight faces when reporting the event as if it were significant in the long run.

    After so long these marches and parades raise more dust than awareness.

  • J. Smith Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 21, 2019 8:46 a.m.

    Just because a person is pro-Palestinian state does not mean you are anti-jew.........

  • CMTM , 00
    Jan. 19, 2019 12:35 p.m.

    Why the Women's March saddens (and outrages) this long-time feminist and women's rights activist

    Phyllis Chesler, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies. She is the author of 4 studies about honor killings and 18 books. Her latest is "A Politically Incorrect Feminist."

    Here are some issues worthy of being addressed by the Women’s March, but are not.
    Sex trafficking? Child marriage? FGM? Forced face veiling? Honor Killing? None of these issues are being addressed by the American Women’s March leadership.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    Jan. 19, 2019 10:30 a.m.

    Given the Congress man from Iowa’s comments this past week, the comstent barrage of racism coming from the White House and frequent racist comments coming from at right radio and tv, and others within the Republican Party I find the attempts here to paint all liberals as bigoted wring hollow. Get back to me when the Republican Party breaks ties (as the democratic party has already done with the women’s march) with Trump Fox News and others and we can talk.

  • Betcha Waltham, MA
    Jan. 19, 2019 8:53 a.m.

    The problem I have seen with the Womens Movement, even in the early 70's, was that what they wanted to see happen was really good and great for everyone,,,"equality", but the way they went about it was not good... they started to put men down, berate them, and try to make them worthless... I see that now in there movements, the women cannot seem to work together, one wants to be better than another,,, one wants all the glory and acknowledgement , this will never work... I believe that is why they are struggling so much. I have learned in my life, that if I want recognition, I have to do something to be recognized for.. I don't get recognized for trying to be a bully and put others down by demeaning them... I have to show I can do and be what I say I can... not tearing others down.

    Jan. 19, 2019 8:05 a.m.

    Too often in today politics even the best of ideas we would all get behind are driven by those with deeper more extreme visions.

  • Uteofferouus Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 19, 2019 6:59 a.m.

    What an exemplary group. What sort of unity of purpose is this so-called "women's march" attempting to achieve? Is this group against men? Sounds like some of them are racist and bigoted and anti-semetic. Not the sort of group that inspires anyone to a higher purpose from what I can see other than to promote anarchy.

  • Copybook Headings Draper, UT
    Jan. 19, 2019 6:41 a.m.

    "... acknowledged their privileged status in the U.S."

    See how this works? To the left there's no such thing as hard work, determination, risk taking, staying in school, and keeping your nose clean and to the grindstone. Nope. To the left if you have more than their designated victims then you're just 'priviledged'.

  • omahahusker Modesto, CA
    Jan. 18, 2019 2:24 p.m.

    To quote a famous talk show host "Liberalism is a mental disorder"! Here is a varied group of marchers with various and sometime less than positive agendas parading around and then most of their speeches are vile and disgusting. What decent mother would expose her daughter to that atmosphere? The constitution does a wonderful in allowing the right to march and free speech, but some of the actors in the group put a negative taste on the concept of free speech.

  • David Centerville, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 1:07 p.m.

    Racism in all its forms is unacceptable, including anti-Semitism.

    The Women's March was discovered to harbor anti-Semitism and racism among its leadership. This is true for many political and social leaders on the Left. Farrakan, Democratic Congresswoman Omar, and others on the Left have communicated outright racism. It is critical that the Democratic Party root out such racism, just like the Republican Party is doing with Rep Steve King.