It ought to be obvious, to anyone who is paying attention, that feminism is being co-opted by radical leftist elements.
One need but read the “International Women’s Strike US Platform,” issued to provide leadership for yesterday’s Women’s Strike Action. (Via Maggie's Farm)
It is, dare I say, identity politics run amok.
In the spirit of solidarity and internationalism, in the United States March 8th will be a day of action organized by and for women who have been marginalized and silenced by decades of neoliberalism directed towards working women, women of color, Native women, disabled women, immigrant women, Muslim women, lesbian, queer and trans women.
For those who are not familiar with the trope, “neoliberalism” is used by the radical and socialist left to denounce liberal democracy and free enterprise. The group doesn’t say that it is promoting socialism and is opposed to liberal freedoms like the freedom of expression, but it certainly is.
The group is happy to exploit the general discontent about president Trump:
March 8th will be the beginning of a new international feminist movement that organizes resistance not just against Trump and his misogynist policies, but also against the conditions that produced Trump, namely the decades long economic inequality, racial and sexual violence, and imperial wars abroad.
Since it has among its leaders Palestinian terrorists and Shariah Law promoting misogynists, it begins by denouncing what it considers to be Trump-inspired anti-Semitism:
Against the open white supremacists in the current government and the far right and anti-Semites they have given confidence to, we stand for an uncompromising anti-racist and anti-colonial feminism.
Then it shows its true colors when it indulges its own brand of anti-Semitism and Jew-hatred… in particular its notion that Israel is a colonialist, occupying power. Obviously, they are calling for the destruction of Israel. As with other members of the radical left, the new feminism is strikingly anti-Semitic:
This means that movements such as Black Lives Matter, the struggle against police brutality and mass incarceration, the demand for open borders and for immigrant rights and for the decolonization of Palestine are for us the beating heart of this new feminist movement. We want to dismantle all walls, from prison walls to border walls, from Mexico to Palestine.
It’s time for women to take off their pussy hats and put on their thinking caps. And its long past time for feminists who wish to be taken seriously to disassociate themselves from this anti-Semitic and anti-American bigotry.