I actually never brought up party, but since you mention it, I would argue that intersectional feminist, SJW types, who feel this way, have far more influence on the Democrats than, say, the Alt-Right has on the Republican Party. Identity politics are currently dominating the humanities departments across college campuses. Have you read about Evergreen, Berkeley, UNH, Umass, and the shutting down of conservative speakers? Are you saying that this group, who essentially call everyone “Nazi”, is not as extreme as the writer of this piece? I think they are, and I think their message is being heard, and in many cases, embraced by the mainstream Left.
One of the pressing issues we are currently facing is “How do we know when the Left has gone too far?”. Like, we know when it happens on Right, claims of racial superiority pretty much does the trick. Those type of people are not allowed in the conversation. Luckily for us, they would never be given the soap box on a major news publication. Can we agree on that? If this author’s ideas are equivalent to the Right’s Charlottesville, for example, then how is it they end up on the Washington Post? It’s because these ideas are far more acceptable in mainstream discourse, and they should not be.
So when does the left go too far? Someone earlier mentioned “Equality” as a noble goal, but what does that mean to people? Is it, “Equality of opportunity” or “Equality of outcome” that we should be striving for? And is it possible, that the latter option should be where we draw the line as to when and where the Left has gone too far?