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Posted in: Anti-Semitism, Culture Wars & Censorship

Published on Aug 29, 2007 by Phyllis Chesler

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An Unexpected Triumph

Soon after Labor Day, I will be posting my response to a very long and heated attack on my work about anti-Semitism. My response appears in an international feminist academic journal (Feminist Theory) which is based in Britain and published in America. The attacker, Sunera Thobani also critiqued the work of two other American feminist theorists; coincidentally, we were all Jews. I wanted my views to be heard in this journal and made many substantive compromises towards this end. For example, I was not allowed to use the phrase "Islamic imperialism" in response to a paper which describes white and western imperialism. I consider it a triumph that the editorial board worked with me so that my response could be published. Zillah Eisenstein also published a response. Judith Butler did not.

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