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I am still thinking about the Dyke March, and I am not alone.
Here is why.
Wake - Call - Jews
It should serve as a wake up call for all woke Jews.
The Dyke March in Washington, DC had sought to ban flags with a Jewish star.
Flags - Flag - Israel
Why? Because those flags too closely resembled the flag of Israel.
Two years ago, according to JTA:
Women - Chicago - Dyke - March - Rainbow
Three women were asked to leave the 21st annual Chicago Dyke March after being told that their rainbow flags with a white Star of David in the center would be a “trigger,” or traumatic stimulus, for people who found them offensive. The women reportedly were asked to leave after they started defending Israel and Zionism.
I understand triggers. Those who have experienced trauma are subject to triggers, and so are their children and even grandchildren.
Survivors - Holocaust - Halloween - Decorations - Skeletons
I once knew survivors of the Holocaust who simply could not handle Halloween, with its ubiquitous decorations of skeletons on trees.
As one survivor said to me: “I have seen enough skeletons in my time. I cannot see any more.”
Dyke - March - JTA
Back to the Dyke March. According to JTA:
[Jill] Raney [a Dyke March organizer who is also a member if IfNotNow, a Jewish leftist group critical of Israel] was focused on crafting policy around Jewish symbols, and is unaware of any policy about, for example, a Christian cross or Muslim crescent, although those appear on dozens of countries’ flags. And the march does not maintain a list of accepted and rejected national flags, though American flags would also be restricted because, Raney said, the United States commits human rights abuses.
Organizers - Dyke - March - Theory - Program
The organizers of the Dyke March presented us with a fascinating psychological theory, as yet unproven in any graduate program.
The theory: The only national symbol that causes triggers is a Jewish national symbol.
Let us play this out.
The Dyke March not only permitted the display of the Palestinian...
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