[UPDATE: Christopher Wilson interviewed protesters at the woman’s march in Vancouver who indicated they travelled to the march because it was “free”. Who paid for it then?]
The Women’s March On Washington appears to have been grassroots at the beginning. Retired Hawaii lawyer Teresa Shook set up a Facebook event page promoting the idea the march after the election- and it quickly went viral. But, perhaps demonstrating her lack of experience as a professional protester, she made the faux pas of calling it the “Million Woman March”.
It didn’t take long for the politically correct shit to hit the fan when professional activists complained the name had already been used for a black women’s march in 1997. Suddenly there were allegations of racism, cultural appropriation, and complaints there were too many white women organising. All was forgiven after the reins were handed to three “intersectional” activists (Muslim, Black & Hispanic) with deep ties to the Democrat industrial complex.
But what about the Canadian arm of the movement, was it real or is it AstroTurf? The best way to find out is always to look into the people and organisations behind the protest. As many suspected, it includes many of the same politicians, political operatives, and labour unions we see involved with most other big “grassroots” protests.