The Subjection of Islamic Women

Christina Hoff Sommers has an outstanding piece in the American Standard detailing the shameful & ruinous logic of those feminists who, handcuffed by their moral & cultural relativism, have ignored the plight of women in truly misogynistic societies.

“Soon after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Katha Pollitt wrote the introduction to a book called Nothing Sacred: Women Respond to Religious Fundamentalism and Terror. It aimed to show that reactionary religious movements everywhere are targeting women. Says Pollitt:

“In Bangladesh, Muslim fanatics throw acid in the faces of unveiled women; in Nigeria, newly established shariah courts condemn women to death by stoning for having sex outside of wedlock. . . . In the United States, Protestant evangelicals and fundamentalists have forged a powerful right-wing political movement focused on banning abortion, stigmatizing homosexuality and limiting young people’s access to accurate information about sex.”

Pollitt casually places “limiting young people’s access to accurate information about sex” and opposing abortion on the same plane as throwing acid in women’s faces and stoning them to death. Her hostility to the United States renders her incapable of distinguishing between private American groups that stigmatize gays and foreign governments that hang them. She has embraced a feminist philosophy that collapses moral categories in ways that defy logic, common sense, and basic decency.”

Well worth the read.

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  • Blam! How you like that Missy Miss!

  • Interesting article! How dare they compare the 2! But quite typical of the feminist mentality.

  • Inc- was a test to see if comments were active;)

    ODP yes it is a well deserved slam against the Feminazi’s, nice to see.

  • MUD

    I don’t see any connection between acid in the face and the lack of information. I can say I hate abortion without it effecting how you feel. What I do hate is having my Government involved in the decision that a woman, her family and the family Doctor do with her right to bear or not. Yes, here is one conservative that believes in the right of a woman to control what happens with her life. I know it is curious, but being married to a liberal for 39 years does have to have some effect. MUD

  • The article points to the intellectual and agenda driven fallacies of their thinking- anytime an ideolgy supplants reason you end up where they are.