Friday, April 5, 2013

Femen Group -Topless Protests in Safe Places

I had thought about posting on the radical feminist group FEMEN previously, but I always wound up choosing something else.

I did, though, find this particular one noteworthy:

"Conservatives who ask where the international outrage is over human rights abuses in Islamic countries are about to get their answer. In a grand display, feminist activists from the Ukrainian women’s group Femen held “International Topless Jihad Day” in major European cities including Berlin, Kiev and Paris.

With their bodies painted with slogans such as, “bare breasts against Islamism,” the activists protested outside of mosques in each of their host cities.

“We’re free, we’re naked, it’s our right, it’s our body, it’s our rules, and nobody can use religion, and some other holy things, to abuse women, to oppress them,” Femen member Alexandra Shevchenko said while demonstrating outside a Berlin mosque in freezing temperatures.

“And we’ll fight against them. And our boobs will be stronger than their stones.”

The opening statement makes a very good point. Feminists, especially the radical ones and the Leftists who keep them in their coalition of special interest groups, have been almost mute on the horrific treatment of women and girls in Islamic societies. Rape, forced prostitution, female genital mutilation, making houses into their prisons, denial of legal rights such as providing testimony against their rapists, and a host of other sharia-approved violations of the natural law have been ignored by the most man-hating of Western women.

Groups such as FEMEN normally limit their protests and invective against Western men and the societies that are largely the creations of the same. Rather than sharia, the usual choice for their breast-baring outbursts are groups such as the Catholic Church or Western men as a whole:

"In the year 2000, Swedish feminist Joanna Rytel and the action group Unf**ked Pussy entered the stage during the live broadcast of the Miss Sweden contest. She also wrote anarticle called “I Will Never Give Birth to a White Man,” for a major Swedish daily, Aftonbladet, in 2004. Rytel explained why she hates white men — they are selfish, exploitative, vain, and sex-crazed — and just to make things clear, she added, “no white men, please… I just puke on them, thank you very much.' "

One point that is overlooked as a matter of course is that radical feminists restrict their hatred-spewing against the very same people and societies that made the public square a safe place to doff their shirts and proclaim their hatred of men in the first place. Rightly or wrongly, Western Societies, the seedbeds of radical feminism, were largely the work of the same traditionally male-dominated cultures that are excoriated by those who benefited the most from these developments. Safety for women to speak out and to do so assertively is a phenomenon that is almost solely restricted to Western nations. These same nations are the places in which hatred of men is preached with the greatest amount of force and enthusiasm

Imagine Ms. Rytel walking into a public place in Amman, Jordan and saying something far less vicious against men in that setting. Even if the police were on scene at the time, we can be fairly certain that she would not be able to leave without being savagely attacked. If FEMEN employed their topless technique, they would not even get a chance to start telling the mob how much stronger their boobs were compared to stones in the first place. The animals would go into a frenzy.

The more anger a woman nurses towards men, the more likely it is that she will limit her demonstrations to places that are products of Western societies. There she can do whatever she wants knowing that the bad Western guys won't hurt her.

Some, though, have put more thought into their priorities.

From the Gates of Vienna link.

"American writer Phyllis Chesler has sharply criticized her sisters in books such as The Death of Feminism. She feels that too many feminists have abandoned their commitment to freedom and “become cowardly herd animals and grim totalitarian thinkers,” thus failing to confront Islamic terrorism. She paints a portrait of current U.S. University campuses as steeped in “a new and diabolical McCarthyism” spearheaded by leftist rhetoric.

Chesler has a point. Judging from the rhetoric of many feminists, all the oppression in the world comes from Western men, who are oppressing both women and non-Western men. Muslim immigrants are “fellow victims” of this bias. At best, they may be patriarchal pigs, but no worse than Western men. Many Western universities have courses filled with hate against men that would be unthinkable the other way around. That’s why Scandinavian feminists don’t call for Scandinavian men to show a more traditional masculinity and protect them against aggression from Muslim men. Most Norwegian feminists are also passionate anti-racists who will oppose any steps to limit Muslim immigration as “racism and xenophobia.' "

More than one Leftist feminist in Europe has blamed her own countrywomen for being raped by Muslim men in their own countries:

*"When University of Oslo Professor Unni Wikan reported a few days before 9/11 that 65% of rapes in Norway were committed by Muslim men, she saw fit to add that“Norwegian women must take their share of responsibility for theserapes” because Muslim men found Western dress too provocative to stand:" (Source Below)"

The above quote by Ms. Wikan, a Leftist University professor in Norway, has got to be the worst piece of garbage that I have ever known to be spewed from any person's mouth. It is noteworthy that the greatest enemies of Ethnic Norwegian (And often those of other nations) women are Leftists of their own ethnic group.

-One more from Gates of Vienna. This refers to the efforts of Leftist feminists to import massive amounts of Muslims to Europe while forcing Western men to stop acting like men:

"If all oppression comes from Western men, it becomes logical to try weakening them as much as possible. If you do, a paradise of peace and equality awaits us at the other side of the rainbow. Well congratulations to Western European women. You’ve succeeded in harassing and ridiculing your own sons into suppressing many of their masculine instincts. To your surprise, you didn’t enter a feminist Nirvana, but paved the way for an unfolding Islamic hell.

It is correct, as feminists claim, that a hyper-feminine society is not as destructive as a hyper-masculine society. The catch with a too soft society is that it is unsustainable. It will get squashed as soon as it is confronted by more traditional, aggressive ones. Instead of “having it all,” Western women risk losing everything. What are liberal feminists going to do when faced with aggressive gang of Muslim youngsters? Burn their bras and throw the pocket edition of the Vagina Monologues at them?"

Western feminists would do well to stop turning their men into androgynous half-men. Someday they may need the guys that they hate.

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