Feminist discoversÂ misogyny… and likes it!
* Naomi Wolf, prototype for the failedÂ women’sÂ liberation experiment, represents little more than a menopausal female with hormone disorder drowning in a sea of confusion. It seems that these jaded dames are so lost in a world ofÂ de-nutted, feminizedÂ men that they seek some kind of escape from civilization to cavort with primitives and barbarians, rather than whine to each other about the ‘glass ceiling’ that keeps them out of the executive offices where they don’t belong in the first place, but to which they believe they have a birthright entitlement.
* Â It isn’t even worth fisking this article. Naomi Wolf is a complete fool, her self-righteousness only outdone by her ignorance. If her ideas were taken seriously by more than a few mindless followers, she would be dangerous to women around the world and Western efforts to resist jihad.
* Here’s a message to you, Naomi:Â The veil does not make muslim women feel free. The American Constitution makes them feel free. And ask yourself: is it progress when a cannibal usesÂ knifeÂ and fork?
* Â Another sample of Naomi’s f*kcwit wisdom from the Sydney Moonbat Herald:Â Naomi Wolf doesn’t apologise for comparing the Bush Administration with fascism.
“We are facing a genuine constitutional crisis” … of course we do: Bushhitler is the enemy, Obammessiah is the answer… (to what..?)
I need a hijab, to set me free
I need a hijab, for my identity,
with my Isliamic delusion and my portable seclusion,
I’m gonna beeeee, such a good Muzzeee….
American woman defends hijab, says it makes women feel “free”
A woman swathed in black to her ankles, wearing a headscarf or a full chador, walks down a European or North American street, surrounded by other women in halter tops, miniskirts and short shorts. She passes under immense billboards on which other women swoon in sexual ecstasy, cavort in lingerie or simply stretch out languorously, almost fully naked. Could this image be any more iconic of the discomfort the West has with the social mores of Islam, and vice versa?
Not really. More “iconic of the discomfort the West has with the social mores of Islam” are probably things like child-marriages, polygamy, men divorcing wives throughÂ text messaging, and so forth.
Ideological battles are often waged with women’s bodies as their emblems, andWestern IslamophobiaÂ is no exception. When France banned headscarves in schools, it used the hijab as a proxy for Western values in general, including the appropriate status of women. When Americans were being prepared for the invasion of Afghanistan,Â the Taliban were demonised for denying cosmetics and hair colour to women; when the Taliban were overthrown, Western writers often noted that women had taken off their scarves.
And here I thought the Taliban was demonised for, among other things, stoning women, terrorizing anyone defying them, and (almost forgot) harboring the planners of 9/11, which slew some 3,000 people. Didn’t realize it was all about cosmetics. At any rate, Wolf should be pleased to know that, despite all that, the world has already been asked to recognize the Taliban’sÂ humanity.
But are we in the West radically misinterpreting Muslim sexual mores, particularly the meaning to many Muslim women of being veiled or wearing the chador? Andare we blind to our own markers of the oppression and control of women?[…]
Wolf should be pleased to know that none other than Osama bin Laden is in strong agreement with her. Says the latter, “You [Americans] are a nation that exploits women like consumer products or advertising tools calling upon customers to purchase them. You use women to serve passengers, visitors, and strangers to increase your profit margins. You then rant that you support the liberation of women.”
Outside the walls of the typical Muslim households that I visited in Morocco, Jordan, and Egypt, all was demureness and propriety. But inside, women were as interested in allure, seduction and pleasure as women anywhere in the world.[…]Â
Indeed, many Muslim women I spoke with did not feel at all subjugated by the chador or the headscarf. On the contrary, they felt liberated from what they experienced as the intrusive, commodifying, basely sexualisingÂ Westerngaze.[…]
* Â What kind of “Western gaze” are all these Muslim women hiding from in places like “Morocco, Jordan, and Egypt”? Naomi Wolf doesn’t get it: Muslim women are covered up to protect them from Muslim men.I experienced it myself. I put on a shalwar kameez and a headscarf in Morocco for a trip to the bazaar. Yes, some of the warmth I encountered was probably from the novelty of seeing a Westerner so clothed; but, as I moved about the market – the curve of my breasts covered, the shape of my legs obscured, my long hair not flying about me – I felt a novel sense of calm and serenity. I felt, yes, in certain ways,Â free.
Got that everyone? Taliban, morally upright; Western women, controlled and oppressed; the hijab and burqa, means of freedom. If you’re in the habit of reading Islamist propaganda, this piece should suffice for today.
The Hijab as aphrodisiac
Not “a symbol of oppression” but “a representation of culture and choice”
Naomi Wolf, self-styledÂ infidel-defender-of-the-hijabÂ seems to be influencing other infidel women about the wonders of Islamic wear. The problem, however, is when non-Muslims, as this writer, begin conflating the logic for wearing the hijab with everything else Islamic.
“Modesty in dress has real value for women,” by Stephanie Floyd forÂ Fredericksburg.com, JW
In the Sept. 7 article titled “Cover-up: Of Muslim women and Western fashion,” Naomi Wolf states that we as a nation need to understand that the Islamic way of dressing is not intended to suppress sexuality, but to embody “a strongly developed sense of its appropriate channeling–toward marriage and the bonds that sustain family life.”Â
I admit I used to be one of the people who looked away awkwardly when approaching a Muslim woman dressed in veils. Because to this veiled woman, who was I? A promiscuous hellion raising chaos in my arm-baring shirts, that’s who.
After all, what could a conservative woman covered, quite literally, from head to toe have in common with me?
Indeed, what could she?
After reading Wolf’s article, I understand that it’s this kind of attitude that has led people astray, andÂ I thoroughly agree with Wolf when she says we must get over our “Islamophobia.”
What a profound jump! From talking about Muslim women’s attire to insisting that we stop “fearing” an ideology that unambiguously condemns, wages war on, subjugates, and treats as inferior all those who do not subscribe to it. Agreeing to the hijab is one thing; agreeing to the jihad something entirely different.
We have to start accepting women’s veils or chadors, not as a symbol of oppression, but as a representation of culture and choice.Â
To say wearing more revealing clothing represents freedom is ridiculous, especially when a woman might choose to dress more conservatively to feel comfortable.
Again, whatever plausibility these observations may have, they have nothing to do with thoseotherÂ issues — jihad, dhimmitude, sharia — thatÂ doÂ lead to “Islamophobia.”
Muslim women declare that their chadors liberate them from “intrusive Western stares.”Â
With young women in our nation shamelessly flaunting themselves these days, it leaves little to the imagination–which,Â as Wolf says, actually reduces libido in men.
So while covering up may symbolize culture or religion for Muslims, maybe a modicum of modesty for us Western gals wouldn’t be such a bad idea, either.
Why stop there? Maybe wife-beating (Koran 4:34) and polygamy (Koran 4:3) wouldn’t be such bad ideas either for you “Western gals”? (Just providing the logical extension of these observations, not my own opinion, mind you.)