The March for Science is suffering from an identity crisis.
Shortly after the election, activists said the incoming Trump administration would shut down science programs and destroy centuries of climate change data.
Others accused the new Congress and the president of being anti-science, which is like calling someone anti-gravity.
Excitement quickly grew and the March for Science got its own #ScienceMarch hashtag with over 300 cities hosting simultaneous events on April 22.
Instead of speaking as one voice, the march quickly fragmented into just another D.C. protest as social justice warriors with other hard-left agendas pushed to have identity politics included, much to the chagrin of actual scientists.
From gender equality to race inequities, the non-partisan event was turning into a poorly organized free-for-all dogged by in-house bickering, disputes, and disparate messages.
Scientists are using social media to plan their own march on Washington https://t.co/ii0XabJn78
— Karen Riggs (@KarenERiggs) February 8, 2017