SlutWalk Chicago: ‘Leave the Zionism at home’ – The Jerusalem Post

Posted By on July 26, 2017

Jerusalem Pride Parade. (photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

SlutWalk Chicago is the latest organization to join the “anti-Zionist” brigade.

The feminist organization lauded the organizers of the Chicago Dyke March for their decision in June to kick out three marchers for carrying rainbow flags emblazoned with the Star of David.

According to a report first published in The Windy City Times, the three members were told to leave the parade because the flags “made people feel unsafe” and that the Dyke March was a “anti-Zionist, pro-Palestinian” space.

SlutWalk Chicago tweeted on July 16: “We still stand behind @DykeMarchChi’s decision to remove the Zionist contingent from their event, & we won’t allow Zionist displays at ours.”

After the neo-Nazi connection was publicized, garnering the organization even more negative backlash, they responded by saying, “Sorry y’all! Definitely didn’t know the violent history of the term. We meant Zionist/white tears replenish our electrolytes!”

Chicago SlutWalk clarified their statement of support with another tweet on July 22: “We support people showing their Jewish and LGBTQ+ pride. Please show yours if you feel so moved! Just leave the Zionism at home.”

The organizers said that the rainbow flag with the Star of David was used by marchers “as a symbol of their agenda” and “in that specific context the flag was not neutral.”

Several hundred Israelis took part in the Tel Aviv SlutWalk in May, marching through central Tel Aviv in a rally against sexual harassment and assault.

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