It’s been quite a week. I couldn’t quite handle covering the implications for Jews and for women, since it’s just too bleak. The implications for Muslims are more immediately terrifying, and everyone (not just Jews!) should join in registering as Muslims should it come to that. But please don’t feel you have to apologize or hedge when discussing the new anti-Semitism. As I see it, this isn’t about “privilege” but rather relative states of screwed-ness.
Donald Trump’s long and tangled history with the opposite sex was a main theme of the election campaign, as reporters dug into accusations of sexual misconduct, details of past liaisons and the candidate’s messy series of three marriages.
It has been my mission, the last few days, to urge those of us who are Trump opponents to get our priorities straight. I’ve urged casting a wide net for ‘allies’ in this, the new resistance. I’ve wanted us all to set ideological differences and political purity requirements aside. Are you a #NeverTrump Republican? A Bernie die-hard who wrote a 100,000,000-word social-media post about why, even though she’s the worst person to ever live, you’ll hold your nose and vote for #Her? Are you a Trump voter with buyer’s remorse? Fine by me!
My grandmother Ethel was a Jewish-Polish Holocaust survivor.
Fine, so I don’t know much about Bono, other than that he’s the guy from U2, and that on BBC podcasts, they make fun of his earnestness. Also that he is a supporter of Jewish poetry, and an opponent of Donald Trump, so, go Bono! I mention Bono now, on the Sisterhood, because he has recently #CausedControversy by getting selected as Glamour magazine’s “Man of the Year Award” for his activism. He received the honor at Glamour’s “Women of the Year Awards,” which… yup.