Sunday, March 15, 2020
Did Senator Chuck Schumer think he was speaking for women when he threatened two Supreme Court Justices? At a rally organized by the Center for Reproductive Rights and held on the Courthouse steps, Senator Schumer remarked "I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh. You have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price! You won't know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions." All while the abortion case of June Medical Services LLC. v. Russo was being argued to the Court. Did Mr. Schumer think that he represented women's sentiments? Male righteousness and bravado are exactly what is not needed in the fight to save reproductive rights.
Why are men speaking for women anyway? If men want to help women, they need to show up without speaking up. What would help is a million silent men marching behind women supporting their demands to save abortion rights and protesting gender violence. Let women lead.