Marianne Williamson Proposes a 'Dept. of Peace'; Brianna Wu Supports It, but Sees 'Gender Issues' With Logo Color

Marianne Williamson seen on day three of Summit LA17 in Downtown Los Angeles’s Historic Broadway Theater District on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

 

This is not satire.

On Monday, 2020 Democratic candidate Marianne Williamson announced her proposal for a U.S. Department of Peace. Details for this new cabinet-level agency can be viewed here.

Williamson has even designed a logo (pictured below).

Naturally, many on twitter ridiculed Williamson’s idea. One user asked, “Does anyone know exactly how many years she followed the Grateful Dead around?”

Another, Brianna Wu, currently a Democratic candidate for Congress (MA District 8), supports the idea for the Department of Peace “100%.” Her only complaint is the choice of the color pink in the logo design. Wu wrote:

But I think making this logo pink sends unhelpful gendered messages. It makes peace seem like a feminine idea, when it’s an interest irrespective of gender.

I think green would be a better color. Growth. Nature. Positivity.

What was Williamson thinking?