FINALLY! The Left pushed things so far that this star couldn’t stay quiet.
The Jerusalem Post ran an article about Sharia-supporting, Palestinian, ‘feminist’,
Nasty Women’s March leader, Linda Sarsour. Some of her statements were shocking, to say the least. She implied that Zionism and Feminism were incompatible.
Big Bang Theory star — and Orthodox Jew — Mayim Bialik, took her to task for the ridiculous sentiment in a recent blog post on her website, GrokNation.
Here are some highlights from her article refuting Sarsour:
Zionism is the belief in the right of the Jewish people to have an autonomous state in Israel. I am a Zionist. Feminism is the belief that a woman-driven movement can bring about race, class and gender equality and that women deserve all of the rights and privileges afforded to men. I am a feminist. There are Zionists who are critical of certain Israeli policies and those who are not; there are Zionists who are anti-occupation and there are Zionists who are pro-settlement; and there are Zionists who fall between these extremes. The definitions of Zionism and feminism are not in conflict with each other. At all.
Here is where she drop-kicks the pink-pussy-hat-wearing leftists:
Are there things that happen in Israel and the Palestinian territories which cause pain and suffering to women? Absolutely. And being a Zionist doesn’t mean a definitional indifference to this suffering, especially of Palestinian women and children. The question is this: Many countries – many Muslim countries, in fact – perpetrate atrocities against women which include: female genital mutilation, forced marriages, child brides, systematic abuse of women by the justice system, revenge rape and honor killing. Why is Israel held to a standard none of these other countries – whose offenses are, arguably more extreme – are held to? And why is belief in the State of Israel something that should exclude women – or men, for that matter – from identifying as feminists?
Did someone in Hollywood just stand up for Israel?
But wait! There’s more!
Accusing Zionism of being incompatible with feminism is exceptionally short-sighted. It smarts of a broad-stroke bias against the entire Jewish people for the violations that occur in a state that was founded on the principles of Zionism. That’s not good. Bad things happen when we paint with such a broad brush. It’s bigotry.
And here comes the coup de grâce:
Ultimately, for a feminist activist – or any activist – to place the blame for policies made by a few people on the entire entity of Zionism and all who are committed to the idea of a Jewish state is irresponsible. It’s disgusting, it’s insulting, and it’s wrong. It creates fragmentation in a movement that needs cohesion, needs to stand together for equality, domestically and internationally.
As a feminist Zionist, I can’t believe I am being asked to choose or even defend my religious, historical and cultural identity. The “left” needs to reexamine the microscope they use to look at Israel, and we all need to take a step back and remember we are stronger together: women, men, lovers of peace, and lovers of freedom and justice.
Yes! It’s about time someone said something.
The Left’s constant criticism of Israel contrasted with their complete silence on Islam’s treatment of women is just unbelievable.
Way to go, Mayim!