If, despite Comrade Dudley’s protestations, Martin Smith really did sexually harass a female SWP member, I hope nobody would be shocked to learn of sexist behavior on the self-styled revolutionary Left.
Dissident Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez in Havana writes:
Last Saturday a military squad rehearsed for the upcoming parade shouting — on a central avenue — a slogan using the language of the barracks, sexist and dull. It was barely nine o’clock in the morning and the neighborhood kids weren’t in school, but at home and in the parks. The soldiers, marching by with their martial rhythm and red flag, energetically shouted:
The Yankees wear the skirts!
We wear the pants!
And we have a commander,
With the biggest b…s of all!