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Institutional anti-Semitism in the Women's March, the most celebrated political movement of Trump era so far, has been in the news lately, with many opinion-makers calling for the boycott of the upcoming January 19 nationwide protest. Many of us knew that the national co-chairs were fans of Louis Farrakhan; many noted the curious absence of condemnation of anti-Semitism in the intersectional organization's Unity Principles.

We now live in a world where questioning whether Chelsea Manning is truly a woman can get you deplatformed on social media for hate speech while the American Psychological Association sees traditional masculinity as a mental disorder. The APA just published a lengthy screed on the topic which reads as if it was compiled with assistance from a college symposium on intersectional feminism. I've tried to digest some of the most telling passages.

We've been covering the Women's March here at LI since its inception, including its January 2017 exclusion of pro-life feminists, and have been closely following revelations of the group's rampant anti-Semitism.  From closed chapters to cancelled marches and lost sponsors, the Women's March is flailing due to its leadership's associations with and defense of vile anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan. It seems that anti-Semitism is not the group's only problem: the California Women's March scheduled for next month has been cancelled because leadership fears it will be "too white."

Ever since Tablet magazine published its investigation into the racism and anti-Semitism views of the Women's March leaders the organization has bled support and people. First the Washington state chapter closed. The New York Times finally acknowledged that leaders Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory harbor hatred toward Jews. Then the Chicago chapter announced it will not have a march in January. Another blow came today as The National Organization for Women (NOW) announced it will no longer be a donor to the Women's March until it resolves the questions surrounding its leadership.
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