“Women are oppressed!” is the constant wail echoing forth from the summit of mount BS where the 3rd wave feminist movement headquarters. It’s a claim that has been weighed, measured, and found wanting.
Still, feminism sells, and no one understands that more who peddle it. Hillary Clinton, Lena Dunham, Sally Kohn, et al use it to rally the women vote, get ratings, and generate headlines that further perpetrate lies like college rape statistics, and wage gap myths.
All in all, feminism is a long dead movement that achieved its purpose, but its namesake is used as a way to achieve social agenda victories. They’re so rigid in their quest that anything from a shirt, to video games triggers their offense alarms.
But one thing that doesn’t set them off into a feminist frenzy is when the things they like to claim happen in the west, happen to women in the middle east. Feminists are correct when they say women are being raped, beaten, killed, and treated as second class citizens, but it’s not happening in the volume they say it is to them. It’s happening to Muslim women frequently, and openly.
This is one thing Ayaan Hirsi Ali of Harvard University, and woman who was raised as a devout Muslim, is curious to find an answer to. Teaming up with Prager U, Ali put for the message that if Feminists are going to be true to their message of equality, then they need to be on the front lines when combating the overarching domination of women by Islam.
In the video, Ali details the differences between the lifestyles and rights of western women, vs those under Islam in the east. The differences are stark, but western feminists either spend time comparing their plight to the women in the east, or flat out saying that eastern women don’t want their help.
This is flatly untrue.
Ali breaks it down for the feminist movement simply. “Either excuse the inexcusable, or demand reforms in cultures and religious doctrines that continue to oppress women.”
“Feminists with their organizations, networks, and lobbying power need to be on the front lines of this battle. Their relevance depends on it, and so does the well being of women – western and non-western.” said Ali.
To put teeth to the video, Prager U has started an online petition, demanding feminist groups put their money where their mouth is. If you’d like to add your name, and let these feminists in the spotlight hear you, then go here and sign.