Friday, June 27, 2008

The eerie silence of feminists on Islamism

This is an incredible interview with Theodore Dalrymple

FromFROM FrontPageMag.COM

FP: You discuss the horrifying suffering that women endure under the vicious and sadistic structures of Islam’s gender apartheid. You touch on the eerie silence of Western leftist feminists on this issue, noting “Where two pieties – feminism and multi-culturalism – come into conflict, the only way of preserving both is an indecent silence.”

To be sure, the Left has long posed as a great champion of women’s rights, gay rights, minorti rights, democratic rights etc. Yet today, it has reached out in solidarity with the most fascistic women-hating, gay-hating, minority-hating and democracy hating force on the face of the earth – Islamism.

What gives? It’s really nothing new though is it? (i.e. the Left’s political pilgrimages to communist gulags etc.)

Dalrymple: I think the problem here is one of a desired self-image. Tolerance is the greatest moral virtue and broadmindedness the greatest intellectual one. Moreover, no decent person can be other than a feminist. People therefore want to be both multiculturalist and feminist. But multiculturalism and feminism obviously clash; therefore, you avoid the necessity to give up one or the other merely by disregarding the phenomena. How you feel about yourself is more important to you than the state of the world.
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Hat tip to Chas.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

that old saying "heads will roll" may play prominently in the silence

4:47 PM  
Blogger Kevin S. Willis said...

Ever read Tammy Bruce? She wrote about being a head of the L.A. Cahpter of NOW and being shocked that, when it came between feminist issues and leftism/Democrat-activism, feminism lost. It was the start of her becoming much more conservative . . . tho she's still a lesbian. ;)

Organized feminism is one more tool to advance leftism/socialism/communism. When real issues come up against feminist/environmental/poverty issues, the thing the group supposedly support always loses . . . supposedly for the greater good, but that greater good only if that greater good is the advancement of radical leftism and liberal political power.

12:36 PM  

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