As thousands of pro-life Americans gather in Washington, D.C., for the annual March for Life, more and more information is coming to light about the Women’s March that flooded the news cycle just after Donald Trump was inaugurated — and every new piece of information seems more disturbing than the last.
Throughout the Women’s March, though many participants were polite and respectful of both people and property, a number chose to employ vulgar language:
Some took it to another level with vulgar costumes:
Who DO NOT Want To Be Defined By Their Vaginas
Wear Pussyhats & Vagina Costumes
So You Will Not Think Of Vaginas pic.twitter.com/3AN6lcEtfd
— Dr. Marty Fox (@DrMartyFox) January 22, 2017
Some pointed out the irony that many were upset about President Donald Trump’s “grab them by the p***y” remarks:
The marchers defended themselves thusly:
A number noted that there was a marked difference between Donald Trump’s comments that “normalized sexual assault” and simply choosing to be vulgar, either in word or dress.
But then Linda Sarsour, the National Co-Chair of the Women’s March on Washington, tweeted something that appeared to advocate, well, assault:
— Alex VanNess (@thealexvanness) January 26, 2017
Sarsour was supported by failed presidential candidate Bernie Sanders:
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 24, 2017
In addition, Sarsour is well known as a Palestinian activist who allegedly has ties to the terrorist group Hamas.
And she wasn’t alone in appearing to advocate assault at the Women’s March:
Madonna even stood on a national stage and claimed that she thought a lot about “blowing up the White House”:
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) January 21, 2017
But the disturbing details don’t end there.
A look at the Women’s March featured speakers showed that a woman by the name of Donna Hylton was scheduled to address the crowd right after Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards.
Hylton is an outspoken advocate for criminal justice reform — but what many may not realize is that she came to that position after spending a little time behind bars herself. And not just for any old offense.
In the mid-1980s, Hylton participated in the kidnapping, torture, and eventual murder of a 62-year-old real estate broker and confidence man, Thomas Vigliarole. Psychology Today recounted some of the details of her case:
Vigliarole believed the three girls were prostitutes who were going to have sex with him. Instead, they picked him up on March 8 in Elmhurst, Queens, at Maria’s home, and drugged him to make him drowsy. Then they drove him to Selma’s apartment in Harlem. The apartment had already been prepared for an extended torture session: The closet door had been cut, a pot put in it for use as a toilet, the windows boarded.
For the next 15 to 20 days (police aren’t sure just when Vigliarole died), the man was starved, burned, beaten, and tortured. (Even 10 years later, Spurling could recall Rita’s chilling response when they questioned her about shoving a three-foot metal bar up Vigliarole’s rear: “He was a homo anyway.” How did she know? “When I stuck the bar up his rectum he wiggled.”)
Hylton was sentenced to 25-years-to-life for her role in the crime — a role she took expecting to be paid $9,000. She had intended to use the money to help her break into modeling.
Thousands of marchers carried signs that read “Love Trumps Hate,” and spoke out against the “vulgar assault speech” attributed to President Trump — but the people organizing the Women’s March seem to have no problem with promoting “hate speech,” and giving a platform to people who actively participate in sexual assault.