This response applies to everything from my poem to allyships, friendships, relationships, and the lack thereof:
I used to have this philosophy but I am spent.
This is not to say I disagree, but when outpouring of love is met by a patronizing folding of the arms and a 'get over it' smirk, then I call…
I think there’s a problem with these pins.
I think that some people who these pins are supposed to “help” feel very put off by them for a variety of reasons.
I think it is important that we listen to them first and not just start wearing safety pins because they make US feel better.
Over the past few weeks a conversation has begin to emerge in the Jewish community about the ethics of coalition building in a time of both political urgency and the rise in the experience of Jewish vulnerability. The latter — the sense that our community has to fight…