‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Mayim Bialik Defends ‘Zionism’ Against Palestinian Activist Linda Sarsour

Actress Mayim Bialik poses at the 66th Emmy Awards Performers Nominee Reception on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

The election of President Donald Trump seems to have led to a sick new surge of the feminist movement lead by lunatic women such as Linda Sarsour who organizes events such as the insanely stupid Women’s March on Washington.

But there have been some obvious disagreements emerging from within the massive movement.

Outspoken Palestinian activist, Linda Sarsour chimed in on the fact that many Jewish feminists disagree with some key tenets of the new feminist movement.

For example, Sarsour believes feminism and Zionism cannot coexist.

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She explained her reasoning:

“When you talk about feminism you’re talking about the rights of all women and their families to live in dignity, peace, and security. It’s about giving women access to health care and other basic rights. And Israel is a country that continues to occupy territories in Palestine, has people under siege at checkpoints…

It just doesn’t make any sense for someone to say, “Is there room for people who support the state of Israel and do not criticize it in the movement?” There can’t be in feminism. You either stand up for the rights of all women, including Palestinians, or none. There’s just no way around it.”

But now “Big Bang Theory” star Mayim Bialik is firing back in defense 0f her religion:

“Zionism is the belief in the right of the Jewish people to have an autonomous state in Israel,”

I am a Zionist. Feminism is the belief that a woman-driven movement can bring about race, class and gender equality and that women deserve all of the rights and privileges afforded to men. I am a feminist.”

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The 41-year-old actress continued:

“As a feminist Zionist, I can’t believe I am being asked to choose or even defend my religious, historical and cultural identity. The ‘left’ needs to reexamine the microscope they use to look at Israel, and we all need to take a step back and remember we are stronger together: women, men, lovers of peace, and lovers of freedom and justice.

Accusing Zionism of being incompatible with feminism is exceptionally short-sighted. It smarts of a broad-stroke bias against the entire Jewish people for the violations that occur in a state that was founded on the principles of Zionism. That’s not good. Bad things happen when we paint with such a broad brush. It’s bigotry.”

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