From the Editors
Heike Schotten and Haneen Maikey
[This article was written as a response to a recently published article by Maya Mikdashi and Jasbir Puar on the intersections and impasses between US centered pinkwashing and pinkwatching activism. Click here to read Mikdashi and Puar's rejoinder to this response. Clear here to read the original article by Mikdashi and Puar] Jasbir Puar and Maya Mikdashi’s recent “Pinkwatching And Pinkwashing: Interpenetration and its Discontents” challenges those of us who ...Keep Reading »
Heike Schotten is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she teaches political theory, feminist theory, and queer theory. She is the author, most recently, of “Reading Nietzsche in the Wake of the 2008-09 War on Gaza” (Philosophy in the Contemporary World, Spring 2012).
Haneen Maikey is the co-founder and director of alQaws for Sexual and Gender Diversity in Palestinian Society, and the co-founder of the independent activists group Palestinian Queers for BDS. She is the author of “The History and Contemporary State of Palestinian Sexual Liberation Struggle" (The Case for Sanctions Against Israel, Edited by Lim A., 2012)
Zionism ... has over its history shifted from expropriation of the native Palestinians ... to their exploitation as a cheap labor force ... to their exclusion and marginalization. Any class struggle in Israel, which ignored this oppressive relationship would be, inevitably, a false one.click | email | tweet