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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]

Pro-abortion politician called out for contradictory statements on value of life

Minister-Lisa-Hanna-Official-Web-471x600Only two hours apart, last week, the minister of youth and culture contradicted herself and rendered her empathy empty, hollow and superficial.

She chastised the killing of the three teenage boys in Clarendon, stating the act shows that the perpetrators “[had] no feelings, compassion or love and do not value human life, especially that of our children”. Laws and regulations alone cannot help to address violence against children, she said.

Yet only two hours before… she vociferously called for the country to murder children by changing our anti-abortion laws. As if speaking from a feminist perspective, she stated that the anti-abortion laws perpetuate poverty among women and children.

~ Letter to the editor, The Gleaner, calling out Jamaica MP Lisa Hanna (pictured right), also that country’s Minister of Youth and Culture, for contradictory statements on the value of human life, April 25

Writer: Black, pro-abortion feminist should replace Jon Stewart

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Not only is Williams hilarious and eminently talented, but including a young woman of color in the mix of late-night hosts would also add some much-needed gender and racial diversity to these programs — something they must invest in if they want to remain relevant and continue to offer pointed commentary about contemporary issues.

The perspective Williams brings to the news is invaluable, and she has repeatedly proven her ability to confront hot-button issues with relatable yet biting humor and fierce intelligence. Here are just a few of the many reasons why Williams is the best choice for the job…

She isn’t afraid to tackle reproductive health issues.

~ Derrick Clifton explaining why the Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams (pictured right) would be the best choice to replace Jon Stewart, Mic, February 11

Gallup: Americans want stricter abortion laws; satisfaction with current policy plummets

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Per Gallup, February 9:

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.

Gallup determined Republicans were the most dissatisfied political group, and they want stricter rather than less strict laws:

One factor contributing to the drop in satisfaction with abortion policies is significantly lower satisfaction among Republicans since 2012. From January 2001 to January 2008, after the election of Republican George W. Bush at least 39% of Republicans each year said they were satisfied with the nation’s abortion policies….

However, since 2012, with Democratic President Barack Obama in office, no more than 29% of Republicans have been satisfied with the nation’s abortion policies. And Republicans’ satisfaction is particularly low this year, at 21%, an 8% decline from a year ago.

[O]f 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 the same time, no meaningful changes have occurred in Democrats’ and political independents’ views on these questions since Obama became president.

Interestingly, this poll was taken before the 20-week abortion ban debacle in the House. I expect dissatisfaction now is even higher.

Also interesting is that despite all the feminist hang-wringing, Democrats basically want the status quo, and Independents are leaning slightly toward wanting stricter laws.

How does the Democrat/feminist 2012-14 “war on women” meme fit in here? All that can be said is it certainly didn’t help them.

Jon Stewart’s Daily Show mocks preborn children

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In an interview with one of these lawyers, Jessica Williams asked such snarky questions like “how do you maintain confidentiality with your client” and “how do you know if a fetus is innocent?” The lawyer wasn’t amused, calling out Williams for asking nonsensical questions and even accused her of playing “theater of the absurd.”

The segment hit its lowest point when Williams mimicked vomiting and asked “what is that?” as the lawyer showed her figurines of unborn babies during various stages of pregnancy.

“This is a human life,” the lawyer said.

“Oh, thank God, I thought you were trying to get me to buy chocolate to support your basketball team,” she replied.

~ Paul Bois describing a video segment on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show in which a feminist “investigates” Alabama’s newest pro-life law, Truth Revolt, January 16

Video at link.

Editor of pro-abortion website claims there’s no difference between Islamic terrorists and Christian pro-lifers

Jodi Jacobson, editor-in-chief of the pro-abortion website RH Reality Check, claimed today on Twitter there is no difference between Islamic terrorists and Christian pro-lifers, as documented by blackcommunitynews.com.

As displayed at the bottom of bcn’s post, Jodi and I got into it a bit as well…

What started it all was this tweet by Jodi….

Jacobson’s tweet started out sounding like a joke. “Man walks into a bar. Sees the Pope, Muhammed, a rabbi, and an Evangelical….”

I find it hard to believe Jacobson is really so foolish as a feminist to defend the Muslim faith.

Does she really not realize which one of those four would shut her smart mouth up but fast – likely with finality, maybe after he cut off her nose – while the rest would and do tolerate her twaddle?

Woman makes earrings inspired by IUDs

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What started off as a funny gift for her boss has turned into a side business for Natasha Miller of Clinton Hill.

She hopes her jeweled items “reduce any stigma and educate people” about the contraceptive.

~ New York Daily News, January 1, on the new feminist fashion sensation, IUD earrings

[HT: iheartIAM on Twitter]

Parker: Yes, a woman can be both feminist and conservative

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Only in Washington would anyone ask this question: Can a woman be both feminist and conservative? Why, yes, she can!

But the question does deserve a more serious answer so women can stop fussing over labels and litmus tests to determine whether a woman who doesn’t fall in line with feminist ideology can be useful to society. Specifically, is a female politician worthy of women’s support in public office even though she may be pro-life or might have spent her younger years at home raising her children?

This may seem an absurd question on its face — because it is. But in reality, conservative women face far greater obstacles to public service than their more-liberal counterparts primarily because of reproductive issues. EMILY’s List, for example, anoints women candidates for public office (Translation: Are they pro-choice?) and has clout in the political realm. Conservative women needn’t apply….

Why should smart conservative women essentially be blackballed by liberals based on whether they are liberal or conservative enough on this single issue?

~ Kathleen Parker, Washington Post, December 9

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