Remember Sarah Schulman?
|From: Elder of Ziyon|
I wrote about her nearly two years ago, here.
To remind: she's the "veteran far-left Jewish lesbian activist [who] wrote an op-ed piece in which she introduced New York Times readers to a couple of unfamiliar terms. One was "pinkwashing", which she defined as 'a deliberate strategy to conceal the continuing violations of Palestinians' human rights behind an image of modernity signified by Israeli gay life'".
I wrote a letter of rebuttal to the New York Times at the time and -- wonder of wonders -- they published it!...
But Ms Schulman seems to have been undeterred by my trenchant and insightful comments...
For she's been at it again, this time at a conference she ran recently at the City University of New York, at which, again, the subject was "Pinkwashing". Oh, and 'Homonationalism" has been added to the brew of neologisms.
I came across this report today courtesy Google Alerts on Islam: Pinkwashing Islam and Anti-Israel Homophobia.
An earlier and longer critique of the conference is the redoubtable Bruce Bawer, here.