Women’s March mocked for apologizing over $14.92 ‘colonization’ donation request

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The Women’s March is being widely mocked online after the organization requested a donation of $14.92 from supporters — and then apologized “deeply” for not reflecting the year Christopher Columbus landed in America.

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“We are deeply sorry for the email sent today. $14.92 was our average donation amount this week,” the Women’s March tweeted Tuesday.

“It was an oversight on our part for Indigenous peoples not to relate to a year of colonialism, conquest and genocide, especially before Thanksgiving.”

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The request for $14.92 was previously sent to supporters in an email blast.

It was not immediately clear whether the group’s apology was motivated by complaints from people who were hurt by the charity’s figure.

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The apology was quickly ridiculed online – with some questioning whether it was sarcasm, while others insisting that the donation money helped anyone in need.

Granthshala News contributor Ari Fleischer tweeted: “Let’s all get in on this and raise the amount to $17.76. Then they’ll really lose their mind.”

Supporters were emailed with a request for $14.92 because it was the “average donation amount this week.”
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Some critics insisted that the donation money came from anyone in need of help.
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“The Women’s March is not a serious organization. If you can’t see the amount of $14.92 without getting triggered, get help,” said political commentator Lauren Chen. tweeted,

Dr. Jordan Peterson couple: “This is probably the most hypocritical virtue-signaling tweet I’ve ever seen. And that’s really saying something.”

“We did it. We ultimately blamed the Women’s March for Columbus’ crimes,” Nando Villa wrote,

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