Women’s March apologizes for unintentional reference to Columbus Day “genocide”

by mcardinal

Chris Lange, FISM News


Women’s March, a progressive feminist “resistance” group that emerged at the genesis of the Trump presidency, apologized Tuesday for sending an email to supporters with a reference to “$14.92.” The mea culpa explained that the figure representing an average donation for the month regrettably corresponds with the year Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas.

“We apologize deeply for the email that was sent today. $14.92 was our average donation amount this week,” the group tweeted. “It was an oversight on our part to not make the connection to a year of colonization, conquest, and genocide for Indigenous people, especially before Thanksgiving.”

“$14.92” was the simple subject line of the original email from the activist group known for its daytime D.C. protests and pink hats resembling female genitalia. Supporters were asked, in the body of the email, to grant an “important favor” by making a $14.92 donation to the organization, according to Mediaite.

While it is unclear whether the apology was prompted by a specific complaint or dawning awareness, one thing is certain: Twitter exploded.

“This is the challenge for The Babylon Bee with all the woke stuff; it’s like trying to satirize a comedy,” conservative satirist Frank J. Fleming tweeted

Political commentator Lauren Chen chimed in, tweeting “The Women’s March is not a serious organization. If you can’t see the amount of $14.92 without being triggered, seek help.”

“Keeping all of your email recipients in mind at this difficult time,” mocked Federalist editor Emily Jashinsky.

Women’s March has not responded to requests for comments. A  Mission Statement on their website reads: “Women’s March is committed to dismantling systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance and building inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity and respect.”