Israel’s pinkwashing exposed as dishonest at New York debates

Moore seems to have discovered first-hand that Western notions of what it means to be “gay” or to “come out” — may be unintelligible to Palestinians and others, because these concepts have a specific history that is not necessarily universal or transhistorical.
This is the thrust of Joseph Massad’s critique of what he calls the “Gay International” — a form of activism that insists that specific experiences and identities whose history lies in the West represent universal truths, and which has become increasingly tied to hegemonic foreign policy concerns of the United States.


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Israel’s pinkwashing exposed as dishonest at New York debates

Moore seems to have discovered first-hand that Western notions of what it means to be “gay” or to “come out” — may be unintelligible to Palestinians and others, because these concepts have a specific history that is not necessarily universal or transhistorical.

This is the thrust of Joseph Massad’s critique of what he calls the “Gay International” — a form of activism that insists that specific experiences and identities whose history lies in the West represent universal truths, and which has become increasingly tied to hegemonic foreign policy concerns of the United States.

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