Oh, wait, silly me. Locker room talk: bad. All the rest: phffft.
Of course, the instant the march organizers denied official association to pro-life women's groups you knew exactly what it was about. They couldn't have made it any clearer if they'd danced around with signs that said "I'm a pro-abortion hypocrite!"
So in order to to make America take them seriously as women they marched wearing "pussy hats", dressed as vaginas, carried obscene and vulgar signs, and chanted obscene and vulgar slogans.
Yep, when those images went world wide, it really made people respect American women.
And the speakers...Well, everybody has already heard the audio of Madonna and Ashley Judd presenting their intellectual feminist arguments. But there were some other "feminist leaders" involved that most people don't know much about.
Like Linda Sarsour, one of the organizers. Her feminist credentials are top notch as shown by a tweet she sent out 2013:
You might not know Brigitte Gabriel or Ayaan Hirsi Ali's names, either. They are ferocious opponents of Sharia law. Ali is a leading activist against the Islamic practice of genital mutilation. She knows whereof she speaks - her genitals were mutilated when she was 5 years old.
Linda Sarsour, march organizer, on the other hand, is an advocate of Sharia law and has ties to radical Islamic groups.
Then there was speaker Donna Hylton, a convicted killer who was part of a gang who kidnapped, raped, tortured, and killed a 62 year old gay man. A detective who interviewed Hylton said later:
"I couldn't believe this girl who was so intelligent and nice-looking could be so unemotional about what she was telling me she and her friends had done. They'd squeezed the victim's testicles with a pair of pliers, beat him, burned him."Psychology Today featured her in an article in 1995. The full text is here.
So, pussy hats, vagina suits, vulgarity, and women who are just dandy representatives of women. And lots and lots of media coverage. Which is a good thing because that allowed millions of people to see and hear what went on and many were repulsed, particularly when they saw that children were in the crowd.
There was a march today, too - the March for Life. It won't get nearly as much media coverage, no matter how many hundreds of thousands are there.
There are no vagina costumes or topless women. There is always pink because the march is heavily attended by women, especially young women. And there are always signs.
There is no vulgarity in speech or behavior, no obscenities. There is always a great deal of something the left hates much more - prayer.
But here is the biggest difference between these two marches: the march last Saturday was about Self. The march today is about Other. And that is why they are so different.