Chicago Dyke March Doubles Down On Their Anti-Semitic Rhetoric

Last night while replying to a post about Gretchen Rachel Hammond the journalist who first reported the ejection of three Jewish women from the Chicago Dyke March and was then removed from  her reporting duties for the Windy City Times, Leaders of the Chicago Dyke March used “Zio tears” an anti-Semitic epithet popularized by white supremacist David Duke on Twitter in reply

The tweet by the Chicago Dyke March Collective paired images and quotes from the singer Beyoncé with the text “Zio tears replenish my electrolytes!”


Last month the CDM expelled three participants in a Pride Parade for carrying their “Jewish pride” flags

The marchers holding the flags were told to leave the event because their flags “made people feel unsafe,” and that the march was “pro-Palestinian” and “anti-Zionist.  In statements, the group stressed that they were “explicitly not anti-Semitic, we are anti-Zionist. The Chicago Dyke March Collective supports the liberation of Palestine and all oppressed people everywhere.”

In light of the last nights incident think we can all agree that its safe to say hat the statement was indeed false.

To make matters worse shortly after the “zio-tears” tweet appeared and Twitter after  users replied in shocked disgust Chicago Dyke March’s reply was “White queers will be white queers”. calls for the immediate resignation of all Chicago Dyke March Collective Board members.  They are a shame and a disgrace to the community.


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2 thoughts on “Chicago Dyke March Doubles Down On Their Anti-Semitic Rhetoric

  1. Sort of like saying, “Look at us! We are a loud bunch of proud misfits who call ourselves names we would never allow others to call us, protesting discrimination that we, ourselves, dole out selectively to others, as we see fit.” Self-awareness does not seem to their strong suit although hypocrisy seems to be their special gift.

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