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Stanek weekend Q: Is feminism losing to multiculturalism?

article-1319804-0B952A16000005DC-450_306x423The hypocrisy of feminists when it comes to the true war on women in Muslim cultures is on flagrant display.

On a daily basis we hear of atrocities committed against women, or shocking prejudices displayed against women, to utter silence on the Left.

Meanwhile, feminists find ghost sexism in every nook and cranny of the West.

I had chalked their hypocrisy up to abhorrence of Judeo-Christian values to the point of absurdly supporting Islamic values.

But an April 30 article by M. G. Oprea at The Federalist entitled, “Feminism is losing its cage fight with multiculturalism,” points to something much more obvious:

No American bands cancelled concert dates after an Imam in southern Francepreached that women are fundamentally selfish. Nor have there been calls to divest ourselves from Saudi Arabia over the recent sentencing of a woman to 70 lashes over “insulting” her husband on WhatsApp.

There is a disturbing resistance on the Left to criticizing Islamic societies for their treatment of women. In fact, it’s barely up for discussion. This stubborn denial of women’s rights in Islamic societies reveals a cognitive dissonance on the left, where two of their most closely held beliefs come into conflict: feminism and multiculturalism.

The multicultural project, which came out of our universities in the 1950s and ’60s, seeks a world where there is no right or wrong, only different. Believing that all religions and cultures are absolutely equal means reserving judgment. No society is better or worse than the next. Out of fear of seeming critical of other cultures, or worse, seeming to echo the rhetoric of colonialism, the Left falls over itself to avoid even a trace of criticism….

The dedication to the multicultural project clashes most regrettably with feminism. The Left, which everywhere sees gender inequality and a war on women in the West, has a blind spot when it comes to Islam. Whether it’s about pay inequality, nursing in public, or the latest FX series, “Fargo,” there is always somewhere an outcry of sexism in America. Gender inequality, while certainly still existent in America, has become an obsession.

Take the Hobby Lobby decision last year, which exempts some businesses from having to provide certain kinds of contraceptives. It provoked accusations that the ruling was going to send us back to the biblical times of stoning and genital mutilation. But what about Islamic societies, where stoning and genital mutilation still occasionally happens today?…

Two strongly held progressive ideals, multiculturalism and feminism, are in conflict when the topic of women’s rights in Islamic societies comes up. The Left cannot reconcile its need to accept all cultures as equal with its “fierce” defense of gender equality. They have to choose one over the other. Sadly, they have chosen the appearance of pious multiculturalism over the rights, health, and freedom of many Muslim women.

Multiculturalism, it seems, trumps women’s rights.

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The hypocrisy is also playing out politically.

The Left’s goddess shrine, Hillary Clinton, has recently come under fire for revelations that the Clinton Foundation took money from Muslim countries that grossly mistreat women.

In answer to my own question, I think it’s obvious feminism has ceded to multiculturalism.

So, do you see this hypocrisy as a growing problem for the the feminist brand?

How would liberalism be impacted were feminists to decide to take on Islam’s treatment of women?

Do you think feminist/Clinton hypocrisy on the true “war on women” will hurt her chances of becoming president?

[HT: Susie]

BREAKING: Pro-lifers announce sit-in at Speaker Boehner’s office to #FreeTheBan

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On March 25 it will have been just over TWO MONTHS since Republican House leaders reneged on their promise to vote on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act on January 22, when hundreds of thousands were participating in the March for Life.

If GOP leaders thought we might forget, they were mistaken. More than enough time has passed for them to right their wrong.

Today, I joined pro-life activists Rev. Pat Mahoney and Troy Newman in announcing a peaceful protest and sit-in at Speaker John Boehner’s office on March 25 at 11 a.m.

11047060_10206487690176768_1543167714_n (1)On that day there will be a pro-life social media effort called #FreeTheBan to compel GOP House leaders to pass this measure, which has overwhelming support among the American people across all demographics, as shown in this HuffPo poll.

Republican House leaders were roundly criticized for ineptly pulling the ban, such as in the Washington Post. 

Politico predicted re-election troubles ahead for those who blocked the ban, including Reps. Renee Ellmers, Jackie Walorski, and Charlie Dent. Even bill co-sponsor Marsha Blackburn has been identified as a potential culprit.

All pro-life activists in the Washington, D.C., area are urged to attend this important event. Those who do not wish to risk arrest are encouraged to offer support by their presence and prayers.

Sign up to join the event and show your support at our Facebook event page, where you can also learn more and get questions answered.

Pro-lifers not in the D.C. area are asked to plan to set aside time that day to cause a stir on Facebook and Twitter.

Read more at this Christian Examiner piece.

Pro-lifers are saying ENOUGH ALREADY. Pass the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act!

Read my previous posts on the topic:

“GOP’s Abortion Barbie causes a meltdown – of more than just the GOP”

“It has been two weeks since GOP leaders torpedoed the 20-week abortion ban, and I’m madder than ever”

Pro-life blog buzz 2-24-15

pro-lifeby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli

  • Clinic Quotes says recent polling reveals more Americans want stricter laws on abortion:

    In 2015, 34% of Americans say they are satisfied with current U.S. abortion policies. This is the lowest percentage since Gallup first asked the question in 2001…. Americans who say they are dissatisfied with current abortion policies were asked a follow-up question to learn if they are dissatisfied because they want current abortion laws to be stricter or less strict. This year, of those who are dissatisfied, twice as many prefer stricter rather than less strict laws: 24% want stricter laws, while 12% want current abortion laws to be less strict.

  • At National Review, Dr. Michael New posts his tribute to “the father of the modern pro-life movement,” the late Dr. Jack Willke, who passed away last Friday.

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  • The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition highlights longtime pro-lifer Maggie Karner (pictured left), diagnosed with the same terminal brain tumor as Brittany Maynard, who chose to commit physician-assisted suicide. Karner is doing quite the opposite, using her remaining time to fight against a pro-assisted suicide bill in her home state of Connecticut. She says, “the talking point that pro-assisted suicide people use is right to die. My fear is that it will quickly become the duty to die.” View an interview with Ms. Karner here.
  • Saynsumthn’s Blog notes some remarks from abortionist Willie Parker, who claims it is racist not to give black women abortions. He once called abortion a “sacred decision.” Parker is known for attaching religious language to his decision to perform abortions.
  • Kansans for Life says pro-choicers in Kansas (where the Senate has just “approved… the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act, by a vote of 31-9″) seem to be running scared from the word “dismemberment,” when discussing abortion policy. You have to almost feel sorry for them – almost:

    Sen. [David] Haley riled up his peers by saying SB 95

    • would cost too much to defend,
    • was purely a political ploy using inflammatory terms of ‘unborn child’ and ‘protection,’ and ‘dismemberment,’
    • was advanced by people who are anti-science,
    • was improperly being debated by male Senators, who have no right to vote on this issue since they can’t ever get pregnant.

    He finished by calling himself a defender of mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters who should not be restricted from access to ‘healthcare’ – i.e. abortions.

Planned Parenthood’s “beneficence” is like a KKK bake sale

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The nation’s abortionist-in-chief tweeting yet another quote about human dignity from the champion of justice for all is as sincere as China celebrating freedom of speech. “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle…” was the MLK quote tweeted. And it was sent by one who oversees an abortion empire that ensures millions of unborn humans struggle for their lives and millions of women and men are left struggling to make sense of killing their child in the name of “choice”….

I know. I know. I know. Today’s Planned Parenthood isn’t like it was during Margaret Sanger’s days. And you’re right. It’s worse. Back then, black communities and other designated “unfit” citizens were targeted with birth control. Today, your blood-soaked abortion empire kills the “unwanted” over 330,000 times a year. Yes, I can already hear you proudly proclaim: “Three percent!” As if killing human beings only 3% of the time is okay. I wonder if the American public would be okay with just 3% of their food tainted with toxic sewage. It’s only three percent.

Your propaganda is toxic sewage. And it’s been poisoning generations of Americans to believe that your billion-dollar abortion business (funded by half a billion taxpayer dollars annually) is the savior of women and the poor. No amount of seeming beneficence (e.g. breast cancer exams) makes up for the violent mutilation of hundreds of thousands every year.

Even the KKK runs bake sales.

~ The Radiance Foundation’s Ryan Bomberger, “An Open Letter to Cecile Richards,” Townhall.com, January 19

[Poster by The Radiance Foundation via LifeNews.com]

The human cost of abortion

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Last year at this time, I cited a statistical abstract using the ratio of professions to population and the number of infants aborted. The resulting estimate showed that in the last 35 years, those lives destroyed could have included: two U.S. presidents; seven Supreme Court justices; 102 U.S. senators and 589 congressmen; 8,123 judges; 31 Nobel Prize laureates; 328 Olympic medalists; 6,092 professional athletes; 134,841 physicians and surgeons; 392,500 registered nurses; 70,669 clergy, including 6,852 Catholic priests and 11,010 nuns; 1,102,443 elementary and high-school teachers; 553,821 truck drivers; 224,518 maids and housekeepers; 33,939 janitors; 134,028 farmers and ranchers; 109,984 police officers; and 39,477 firefighters.

~ Fr. George Rutler illustrating what the loss of millions of lives through abortion have cost American society, Church of St. Michael, January 11

[HT: Fr. Z]

Stanek Sunday funnies, “Islamic terrorists (try to) massacre free speech” edition

This week two Islamic terrorists massacred 12 people in France over offensive cartoons penned against Mohammed by cartoonists at a satirist newspaper.

This violent attack against free speech gripped the world, and of course, their American counterparts. Here are the top five six I thought most insightful. Be sure to vote for your favorite in the poll at the bottom of this post.

by Ruben L. Oppenheimer on Twitter
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 by Robert Ariail at Townhall.com
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 by Bob Gorrell at Townhall.com
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 a twofer by Glenn McCoy at Townhall.com
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 by Michael Ramirez at Townhall.com
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Pro-choicer: Pro-lifers are not motivated by misogyny

war-on-womenby Kelli

I’m a pro-choice individual who actually acknowledges that those who disagree with me are not raging, full blown misogynists. What’s my reasoning you might ask? I’m happy to oblige.

First and foremost, I don’t buy the idea that people who are pro-life hold that position because they seek to control women’s bodies. This is a myth perpetuated by many Democrats as part of the “War on Women.” To attack the pro-life position as a “War on Women” is to completely ignore the much more widely cited reason for being pro-life, which is concern that fetus’s [sic] being aborted are in fact alive and sentient….

Here’s another reason why pro-life individuals are not inherently sexist. It’s seemingly obvious but is almost completely ignored in the abortion debate. Tens of millions of women are pro-life. According to Gallup polling, as many as 41 percent of women identify as pro-life. That’s almost half!

Did Anthony Brown and Mark Udall intend to convince voters that almost half of all American women are self-hating sexists, Hell-bent on waging war on… themselves? Regardless of their intentions, women saw through their illogical and downright dishonest allegations. Both candidates lost easily winnable races.

Women are smart. Democrats know that right? I mean come on! You’ve got some of the smartest women in the world as your rising stars…. Women see through cynical pandering.

Next time, try running on your accomplishments. It’s not like you have a dearth of other issues to talk about. Same sex marriage and the minimum wage have been trending your way for instance. However, if you use those issues, please try to refrain from calling people against same sex marriage homophobic and those against an increased the minimum wage classist. Instead, try actually having an honest debate about the policies themselves. You’ll catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. Similarly, you’ll catch more votes with good policies, than with disingenuous accusations of prejudice.

~ Matt Teitelbaum, Huffington Post, November 19

[Photo via thinkprogress.org]

Organization founded by Planned Parenthood president behind Texas textbook battle

PEOPLE/TIME Party On The Eve Of The White House Correspondents' DinnerThe Texas Freedom Network was founded by Ann Richards’ daughter Cecile, who is today the Planned Parenthood national president. This is the caliber of people who are opposing Texas traditions and American history.

~ Texas Eagle Forum’s Cathie Adams, on opposition to verbiage proposed in new Texas textbooks, woai.com, November 21