Double Standard

I have a colleague who is going to the Women’s March in St Louis. I’m willing to give her the benefit of the doubt and assume she isn’t an anti-Semite, just clueless. Or indifferent.

This is a huge double standard, of course. Nobody would give the benefit of the doubt to an event organized by supporters of Richard Spencer who are on record with a history of racist comments. And rightfully so. These are horrible people who don’t deserve the benefit of the doubt.

But we are constantly giving the benefit of the doubt to anti-Semites or their indifferent supporters. There’s something really wrong with that.

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4 thoughts on “Double Standard”

  1. I don’t understand this post, Double Standard

    The women’s march has the goal of stopping 45’s assault on women, notably but not exclusively by his efforts to defund Planned Parenthood. How is this anti-Semitic??

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  2. I know some local chapters of the women’s march has disaffiliated themselves from national leadership.

    Our local women’s march just didn’t happen this year. At this point I say we just give up on the whole thing; I have no idea why it wasn’t just a one time thing.

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