The nexus between Identity Politics and anti-Zionism

The death knell for Women’s Studies
by Professor Phyllis Chesler
November 29, 2015

The National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) has just voted to support a boycott of…ISIS. No, just joking. The boycott is against Israel – only. The recommendation was developed in 2014 by Feminists for Justice in Palestine and draws on a “transnational, intersectional feminist framework” which emphasizes an “indivisible sense of justice.” Please don’t ask me to explain such self-important and obscure language…In my 2003 book, The New Anti-Semitism, I wrote about the Stalinization and Palestinianism of Women’s Studies. I bemoaned the fact that American feminists were less concerned with the “occupation” of women’s bodies world-wide than they were with the alleged occupation of a country that has never existed: “Palestine.”…passing this resolution is a betrayal of all those girls and women—as well as public intellectuals—who are being tortured and murdered by Muslim regimes and by the imposition of Shari’a law in Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States, Indonesia, Nigeria, and in the Gaza Strip under Hamas, and in the West Bank under the Palestinian Authority and Fatah. READ MORE

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