This bears recording–loudly.
I have read some accounts about how half of those protesters in Egypt were women, and at the same time I couldn’t find more than one or two of them in press photos, not even with a microscope. At the same time, we have just learned that CBS correspondent, Lara Logan, was sexually assaulted and beaten at the hands of those warm, cuddly protesters in Egypt. That kind of makes me comprehend why we couldn’t find very many women in that crowd, don’t you think? I wonder if our President will say anything about this? Ah, nevermind. We know where he’s coming from and it has little to do with the safety or rights of women. Anybody who thinks otherwise is still chewing on the residual crunchy sugary bits that have settled at the bottom of the kool-aid jug.
Phyllis Chesler, who happens to be a real feminist in the true sense, without all this moose poop you hear from appropriators from both The Seriously Blind/Complacent Left Wing Movement and the Right Wing Pretend Movement. Phyllis Chesler knows when women are being rolled and she’s not afraid to say it no matter which camp it comes from. (I’ve seen her take on both Naomi Wolf and Megan Fox, how’s that for objective?). This “unacceptable” obsession with truth, coupled with a lack of Political Correctness, is why she was run out of the feminist movement–and we are left with people who actually had the audacity to feature Barack Obama on the cover of a magazine, declaring “This is what a feminist looks like,” while they now watch him work as the Enabler of two anti-women parties to deliver a nightmare and whittle away at their rights. How’s that working out for you, girlz?
This is also why we are left with two extremist camps calling themselves “feminists,” both fighting over and sullying the definition with their actions, while neither of them is doing very much to help women at all — unless you include helping women regress. One left-wing camp chooses to ignore or only protests lamely against everything that’s happening around them if it comes from phony “progressive” Democrats. An honor killing a week could happen in the USA and they would barely notice. The other “newer” version of “feminism” comes from the right-wing camp that thinks women should return to the 1950s as swiftly as possible preferably taking the spawns of rapists with them while they make “lemonade”. Ironically, both of these camps have their banners carried by plenty of women who are reaping the benefits of the fights the Phyllis Chesler’s of this world engaged in, and they don’t have a whit of gratitude for the fact that, without the Second Wave, none of them would be in any leadership role of any kind today, or ever.
But I have digressed. I can do that. It’s my blog.
The real point is, if either of these two factions cared about women, they wouldn’t be cheering for Egypt without also paying attention to Egypt’s women. We certainly can’t expect concern from the left or right-wing nutroots. They couldn’t care less about women right here in the USA, except for ways in which they can either control or degrade them. But USA women should care, because almost daily, CAIR, or someone like them, is lobbying for an “assimilation” of Sharia Law into America. If you think this is not a threat to the human rights and safety of women, then I can grow pineapples in the Adirondacks.
Last year, Phyllis posted a pictorial at that God awful Pajamas Media, a website I will boycott till the day I die for removing Phyllis’ column from their otherwise batshit crazy lineup. Her time-lapse pictorial showed graduating classes from Cairo University from 1959 through 2004. Fortunately, my favorite blog ferret, PM Mom, found the very same photos at Phyllis’ own website–and then some. Please take the time to read her entry entitled Am I The Only One Troubled By Cairo Street Scenes? — right after you hurl over photos below.
Behold what has happened to women in Egypt since 1959. Let me know what you see and whether you think anybody should bother being concerned for the rights of women in Cairo during this time of “Revolution”.
Cairo University,Class of 1959
Cairo University, Class of 1978
Cairo University, Class of 1995
Cairo University, Class of 2004
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