As a feminist and a conservative, I will be voting for Obama in the coming election. Obama has proven himself over the past 4 years to be a true leader and the one with the vision to take America in the right direction, away from all the hate and bigotry of the past into a new era of prosperity. As a patriotic American I believe America has to move into the future and not be constrained by the past.
As I’ve said numerous times on this blog, true conservatives are secular progressive liberals. Secular-liberal judeo-xtian democracy is what Western society is based on, and if you fail to protect this, then you are inherently anti-Western. Obama, by his actions such as repealing DADT. On the other hand most of the republican party seems to have given the LGBTQI community a cold shoulder and has declared an open war on women which is unacceptable. Therefore I’m also for Obama because I BELIEVE in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or disability.
While I admit that I think that Romeny is a bit better on foreign policy, Obama has done about the best that could have been done, considering the united GOP opposition in Congress. This election day all true conservatives should vote for Obama, a man Abraham Lincoln himself would be proud of.
As I’ve said numerous times before, feminism and women’s rights are a uniquely Western idea. You won’t find anything but regressive male-dominated culture in any fourth-world Muslim run hellhole. And that is exactly the problem.
Just like this woman, I’d probably be called a racist just for pointing this out. This couldn’t be further from the truth. I believe in individuals uniting with all mankind, all creeds, races mixing together and mixing and mixing. One begins to seek sexual partners of different colors and creeds, to learn from and grow, like a flower blooming for the first time. The moment black and white merge to form not gray, but a rainbow of thought and passion, mixing and merging and mashing and forming a gestalt where the sum of both races/creeds exceeds to sum of its parts.
The problem is those who do not want to be a part of a harmonious multicultural society. I know multiculturalism gets a bad rap, but it doesn’t have to be. iSSlam is monocultural. Liberal democracy, which we are trying to save, is ideally multicultural and intolerance should have no part in it. These scum come here and refuse to abide by our laws or take our advice. People like this should NOT be welcome in an open society. Let me say that again: those who refuse to accept women as equals do NOT deserve equal rights.
In an ideal world it would be the man who would be in jail. Not the feminist who was trying to help someone else out.
We need to get rid of political correctness. Men should never be allowed to publically display authority over women (even in private it is questionable), and the English government would do well to crack down on this even if it means offending the pisslamic fundamentalists.
Sometimes, when you least expect it, the good guys win. Sometimes, the good guy is a woman — a strong, wise and extraordinarily brave woman, such as Aung San Suu Kyi.
Suu Kyi, 67, has led her people in a decades’ long quest for democracy in Burma, the country renamed Myanmar by a brutal military dictatorship, which now appears ready to usher in democratic reform.
I’ve always admired Aung San Suu Kyi. She is an extrordinarily brave womyn who for decades has stood up to the tyrannical & patriarchal burmese dictatorship, as a brave freedom fighter for democracy. Dr. Suu Kyi is a true example of how womyn like us can make a true difference in the world, by fighting for justice one day at a time.
Today in the modern world womyn are at the forefront of democracy especially in third world nations still racked by male-dominated patriarchies. We need to support and educate womyn to be the leaders in these countries and strengthen womyn’s movements as well because this ultimately leads to true freedom.
This has been making rounds in e-mail lists recently and I want to hear people’s thoughts on it. I didn’t write this, it was written by a woman named Fatima in response to an article about women in the middle east and it was forwarded to me by a friend. To me if this is the state of womyn in the middle east, then it is just plain said. But it shows the bad influence that religionism/patriarchy can take when it has been carried out by people in power.
I am a ex-muslim womyn who was formerly married to a muslim man and I want to share my story. This article is INCREDIBLY biased & I found it offensive that such a whitewashed version of islam could be put on a public site. It tells nothing of the MILLIONS of muslim women raped or even murdered in the name of Islam.
I was married at gunpoint when I was 11 years old because a rich 60-year old man from my country decided that I was to become property and not a humyn being. My family was poor then, and my mother needed an operation so my family agreed to it because they were promised money. Of course it is normal in Arab culture to lie and cheat, so we never received the money. We went to court, but before the trial could convene, my husband had my whole family murdered in front of me as I was forced to watch. My baby brother was tied to a Mercedes Benz and dragged through the desert, while my 90-year old grandmother was stabbed. The rest of my family was locked in a barn as a dozen trucks pulled up, and were suffocated to death using diesel exhaust.
After this my “husband” who had kidnapped me and murdered my family for the crime of being poor left the country and we lived for a while in Switzerland as he had some money stashed away in a Swiss bank account. I was raped, drugged and beaten almost every night, and forced to cook dinner. If I didn’t do as my kidnapper and tormenter demanded, he would resort to violence and force me to watch videos of my family being murdered. While we were in Switzerland my husband had a friend a white Swiss man who converted to islam and sometimes he would come and join in the torture. He was an ex-SS man who worked in Auschwitz and had a number of torture implements from the war, and would take joy in torturing me and laugh maniacally as I cried out in pain.
Around this time I realized that I was lesbian as well so I attempted to ask my “husband” for a divorce. Of course since Islamic law does not permit divorce or same-sex relationships this only made the abuse even worse. I managed to escape and lived in the woods for about a month, eating mud and grass, and sometimes even drinking my own blood to stay alive. During that time I was hiding and had to sleep in an outhouse. Eventually my husband found me and he gouged out one of my eyes and amputated one of my feet with a sword for this (afterwards locking me in a dark closet with nails in the door for a week) and said “women are not humans, the Koran says they have to serve men”. My husband’s Nazi friend helped him set up an electrified barbed wire fence around our house so that I could not leave without permission.
I went to the police but after my husband made a donation of a new fleet of squad cars and promised to renovate their headquarters the charges were dropped. The torture continued for about a whole year. Around the same time, my husband started associating with more far-right thugs, and they would regularly go out at night and “look for a Jew or two to beat up”. When I tried to say that it was wrong, somehow my husband became paranoid that I might have had some Jewish blood as his friend the Nazi told him. So just to show me who was “boss” he locked me in the closet again for two weeks. Daily he would insult me as a “filthy Jew” and hurl racial slurs at me. So I tried to run away again. I dug underneath the electrified fence in our yard using a spoon and eventually made it to the Dutch border. As I did not have any money, I was forced to sneak across the border.
I hitchhiked to Paris and went into the American embassy. An Israeli Jew who was doing business in Paris at the time generously sponsored me to get a visa, paid for my living expenses in Paris, and also gave me first-class airline ticket to the United States, along with $5000 in cash. He said that he felt moved and compelled to help another person in need. Today I live in California and have a fufilling relationship with my fiancee (we would have gotten married if it had not been for the draconian Prop 8 which reminds me of shariah) and a job. In 2008, I voted for the first time for Obama, who like me, comes from an oppressed minority background. I am here to tell everyone we MUST fight Islam because Islam is the worst form of patriarchy, a barbaric death cult that encourages subjugation of womyn and indeed all humyn beings.
It will not be an easy fight but fight it we must.
Came across this great post just now. Thought I’d share.
Like I said in my last post, I’m working in my school’s admissions office for the time being. This is a great opportunity for me, and I’m so glad to have the ability to decide who will come in and who won’t. We are here to make future leaders of America and the world, and as such we have the responsibility do keep those who would make the world a worse place far away, while admitting those who have potential to use their abilities to improve the world.
For instance I can’t tell you how many applications I saw that were just dripping with white male privelege. Any of those that I saw basically went straight to the garbage can regardless of how good their qualifactions were. If I saw an application from a white male that basically was just good test scores, and activities like chess club or math club or what not then it shows me this person is not interested in a diverse environment. Obviously he made no effort in integrating with minorities or to sympathize with them and is counting on male privelege to get in. So that kind of application should get ignored. In their place I admitted a female student. This goes double especially for math/science majors.
Another time this I had an application for what sounded like an arab male who wanted to study computer science. On paper he looked good enough, decent above average scores, and such. But I checked facebook and sure enough on his wall I came came upon a particularly hateful post about Israel supposedly not having a right to exist. I promptly trashed the application and sent out a rejection letter.
The lesson here is that people are multi-dimensional. We can’t boil people down to numbers or statistics, or reject people based on the color of their skin. I’m happy to say that I approved nearly 90% of all female minority and 80% of all (white female applicants especially if the girls want to study math or science) while rejecting over 50% of white males this week and hope this trend holds out.
Well now that I officially have my doctorate, the job hunt is on. I’ve been putting this off for far too long but I expect to have a “real” job by the end of the summer. I’m looking forward to really being in “the real world” as they call it, and not a student or at my parent’s house.
In the meantime I have a temporary job working as an admissions officer at my alma mater. The Admissions Office has apparently been a bit backed up this year, so they hired some people to read applications. I mainly read undergrad admissions essays and applications and select ones which I think are good, then pass them on to the Director of Admissions. It’s basically a job which involves a lot of “busy work” and not the most glamorous job in the world, but it’s one in which I have a lot off responsibility. The decisions I make affect who will compose the incoming class next year, who gets the great opportunity to study at this fine institution, and who will be rejected and so on. It feels really good to be in this kind of position even if the pay isn’t great.