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In an important piece in the Stranger, Dan Savage pushes back against the notion — recently resurfaced, Savage notes, in the New Yorker — that same-sex marriage was and is, in effect, a first-world problem, of interest only to wealthy gay white men, not to the LGBTQ community more generally. As Savage explains, marriage rights are anything but an elite concern: “You gotta wonder if marriage rights aren’t coming in handy right now for unmarried binational same-sex couples in the US or for Americans dating or in love with undocumented immigrants.”
When I first noticed concerned social media postings asking whether the pussy hats worn at the Women’s Marches (and, I can now report, by a not insignificant number of pro-immigration protestors this past weekend) had been transphobic, my thoughts quickly turned from the question at hand to, well, where anyone was getting that idea that pussy hats had Sparked Outrage in this way. All I could find were some right-wing articles mocking a handful of posts (and one Mic Identities story) to that effect. Articles, in other words, concerned not with protecting feminism from potentially detrimental infighting but with denigrating feminism and trans sensitivities.
Like the juggernaut hit “La La Land,” the Women’s March Los Angeles revealed a sparkling city of stars. An estimated 750,000 participants showed up to demonstrate solidarity and celebrate human rights. The record-shattering attendance made the L.A. March the biggest of them all.
One of the leaders of the history-making Women’s March On Washington has recently come under vicious attack from the right for being an anti-Semite. Newsflash to the skeptical: she may wear a hijab, but Linda Sarsour is a fierce advocate for all marginalized people – including Jews.
The 80 shirts I’d printed were snapped up by the early arrivals before the Tel Aviv Women’s March even started. By 8pm after my shirts were all gone, I tried to get to the front of the rally with my fellow planners, but there were just too many people. So instead I proceeded to circumnavigating the crowd, which by 8:30pm had swelled to more than 400. I cheered and whooped to the speeches, all the while walking around hugging friends and acquaintances and reveling in our success.