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Response to irisblue (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 03:48 PM

7. Disappointing for sure.

However, it is also disappointing that the antisemitism of the article was largely ignored. The "analysis" was not about "intersectionality", but about anti-Semitism in the GLBT community. Frankly, I am not surprised by what I read or by the reactions to the article. When it comes to anti-Semitism, seems people sigh a big "meh" at best, or find another way to not discuss it.

His article was mainly a "first person narrative," and it is possible his lesbian/bi female friends, if he has any, didn't experience or share their encounters with anti-Semitism. The example of the Dyke March was a national story, which also produced a number of anti-Semitic excuses and defensive remarks from the LGBT community. The irony in that story, is the person who reported on it and was later fired, was a transgender woman! So much for solidarity.

When it comes to bigotry within a minority community, it should be discussed in the same open fashion as when the community responsible is not a minority.

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