(2 Comments) Dyke March Statement on Zionism

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Here are two comments regarding the Dyke March statement defending the action to give Jewish Pride the boot. You can read the complete statement here

[1] Laura Grauer and Wider Bridge have caught a lot of flak, as if supporting LGBT rights in Israel constitutes a mark of Cain. The site with the statement provides a photo shot of a FB conversation between Grauer and group organizers. You can look for yourself. I don’t think there was anything at all aggressive about anything that Grauer wrote and the group organizers seemed to have responding in kind, assuming there would be no reason to think that Grauer would be harassed.

[2] When men do this, it’s called “mansplaining.” The authors of the Dyke March statement took it upon themselves to define the “essence of  Zionism.” This is what they wrote and all they had to say on the subject. “Zionism is an inherently white-supremacist ideology. It is based on the premise that Jewish people have a God-given entitlement to the lands of historic Palestine and the surrounding areas.” That is to say that the authors reduced a complex historical and ideological phenomenon to 189 characters, including spaces and two punctuation points.



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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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