Halkin is generous, were it only foolishness, but its not. The Reform movement wants power, or at least some of the power. The only way you can do that is to confront the authorities by doing something that you know will bring the journalists out and take pictures. Yes, Virginia, its a media event. if they really wanted to pray, they would be renting the space at the Southern Wall as many other non-Halachicall Observant Jews do regularly. You confront with intention of trashing the other side. Even when the other side is accomodating, it's not enough--pull an Emma Goldman and make the situation so "desparate" you force them to concede. That's the game, dude.
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from the article: Slapping Women of the Wall as 'childish provocateurs' and narcissists