Someone in my neighborhood had a few months ago written this on a few places. It really got me thinking a lot. I am not a fan of cops as you can guess and so far some of the meanest craziest women I have met have been feminist so I am not sure arming them unless it is with knowledge would help. I would like to share some observations I have had concerning women, feminism and current going on in the news.
You don’t need to arm feminist as long as there are breast to be exposed.
My Critic on Movements
Feminism is a movement, a social movement, and I have noticed that historically it was not an inclusive. What I mean is that feminism start out as a predominantly white caucasian western movement. Later on other racial and ethnic groups where included Do you know the case of Frances Williard.
Willard was the secretary of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, one of the most formidable women’s organizations in the country, with branches in every state and a membership of over 200,000. Willard had used the issue of temperance to politicize women who saw organizing for suffrage as too radical.
Willard had conducted during a tour of the South in which Willard had blamed Blacks for the defeat of temperance legislation there and had cast aspersions on the race. “The colored race multiplies like the locusts of Egypt,” she had said, and “the grog shop is its center of power… The safety of women, of childhood, of the home is menaced in a thousand localities.”
The problem here is that not all women share the same social, economic, and political status as white woman in the west. Women are a very large and diverse group they are half the population. They speak different languages, they have different religions, different values. To think that freedom means the same to every women every where in every culture etc is ludicrous.
Many European countries and America too have very negative and misguided views on Islam. I wrote about this before in my post: Taking the Negative: Islam and terrorism
So far as the United States seems to be concerned, it is only a slight overstatement to say that Moslems and Arabs are essentially seen as either oil suppliers or potential terrorists. Very little of the detail, the human density, the passion of Arab-Moslem life has entered the awareness of even those people whose profession it is to report the Arab world. What we have instead is a series of crude, essentialized caricatures of the Islamic world presented in such a way as to make that world vulnerable to military aggression.
Do muslim women need saving ? Do they need topless Women marching for them. Are the topless women really marching for the people they say they are? Do they have a culutral understanding of Islam and the many cultural around the world that have Islam in their midst ? Are they not exploiting these women to their own end?
I don’t know the answers to any of these questions But I do know that some women have voiced the following sentiment:
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I stand for free rights for every human being regardless of age race,gender, religious creed, height and size. But I do feel that going topless without educating myself on the intricacies of an observed social phenomenon or without opening a serious non-biased dialogue with the people I am going topless for is meaningless and an insult to free thinking
So here I stand topless to support women sorta
- Feminism is not being topless female (arabworld360.blogspot.com)
- Women Burn ‘Flag of Islam’ in Paris (israelnationalnews.com)
- Feminist Protests go Worldwide: Free Amina..Free all Women! (thefreeonline.wordpress.com)
- A Topless Tunisian Trend: when feminism becomes a stripping club. (ismakousar.wordpress.com)
- What is Islamic-Feminism/What is A Muslim-Feminist?!!! (garethbryant.wordpress.com)
- International Topless Jihad Day: Feminist Activists Protest Across Europe (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- Topless protests against Islamism staged across Europe (dailystar.com.lb)
- Third Wave Feminism (lipstickonmylabcoat.wordpress.com)