Some see the U.S. group's move as problematic, given accusations of Israel using its LGBTQ rights record to "pinkwash" its treatment of Palestinians.
The firm behind the statue is paying millions to settle claims that it underpaid female executives.
It is important for us as women and queers who suffer personally from systems of oppression, to also fight against systems of oppression that we benefit from.
The pinklying crowd, as evident in their assault at Creating Change, conflates queer Jews with Israelis and the Israeli government. A Wider Bridge and its members and guests were all mindlessly held responsible for the actions of the Israeli government. None of the protestors, nor the Task Force, ever bothered to ask the organization for its positions on the issues of concern.
"It missed the mark for some and we apologize," the company now says.
You would think that the nation's largest cancer charity would be taking a strong stand on toxic chemicals linked to cancer, but unfortunately the opposite is true.
I envision a world in which we live without fear of losing our breasts or our lives as a result of what we've eaten, touched or breathed because the environmental causes of breast cancer have been identified and eliminated.