The Invisible (Female) Palestinians

In a move that has outraged Palestinian women and various Palestinian factions, a number of Palestinian lists contesting the upcoming local elections, scheduled to take place on October 8, have decided to omit the names and photos of female candidates.

Instead of referring to the female candidates by name and publishing their pictures, the electoral lists are using the terms “the wife of” or “sister.”

Critics have denounced the move as a “sign of retardation, extremism and bigotry.” Other Palestinians have gone so far as comparing the removal of the female candidates’ names and photos from the lists to the cruel pre-Islamic practice of infanticide (wa’d).

The decision to conceal the names and photos of female candidates is seen in the context of the increased “Islamization” of Palestinian society, which is already considered highly conservative.

  • Millie_Woods

    Liberals are OK with this kind of thing and conservatives are opposed to it. But it’s ‘considered highly conservative’. Liberals win again!

  • Alain

    This is Islam, so why any surprise.

  • vwVwwVwv

    Send the Westjordanian Arab Squatters home to Jordan.

  • vwVwwVwv

    what wuld russia do?
    historicaly russia never conquered,
    they expanded in “selfdefence” and “helping Alieys”.

    Russia wuld imediately invent a peoplesfront for liberation of Woman,
    atack Gaza and kill all man………
    LOL (i think)

  • Clausewitz

    The screeching of North American Feminism is deafening in it’s silence.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I’m not clear on who’s offended by this