You Can Take This Niqab And…

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So here is the quote of the day (compliments of the Wall Street Journal)…


From a woman fleeing the inhumane treatment in Mosul by ISIS religious terrorists:

“I want to take this niqab and stuff it down the throat of ISIS.”


I’ve now read over and over again how one of the first things the women do, who get away from these ruthless fanatics, is to remove their confining “religious”-mandated garb that covers them so fully and put on normal clothes and be free human beings again.


While I certainly and highly respect women who freely and modestly cover up–especially in marriage–it is abhorrent to violently force women to dress a certain way or make them in any way lessor than or subservient to men. 


The women under ISIS are taught to be ashamed, when they have nothing to be ashamed about!


ISIS and these other radical Islamists that force their distorted version of religion on others goes like this when it comes to women:


“It is permitted to buy her, sell her, and give her away as a gift. They are just a possession and you can do whatever you want with them.”  In their FAQS, they even ask, “Can I have sex with a slave who hasn’t reached puberty?”


Yet, while they are having sex with abducted pubescent and pre-pubescent girls, they force women to stay at home, and they are not allowed to go out unless accompanied by a man (forget education, working, driving or traveling). 


Even at home, “Woman are cautioned to stay away from rooftops, balconies, and windows so they wouldn’t be seen by outsiders.”


And should a women be accused of sex outside of marriage–even when the women are the ones forcibly (gang) raped–they are the ones subject to death by public stoning for their being licentious. 


Are these “religious” fanatics with guns so weak that they fear sexual temptation more than they trust in the bonds of family, personal righteousness, and the ability of people to freely choose right from wrong?


Imagine…as they abduct and enslave women and children, rape them, sell them, and force them into bogus marriages, starve and torture them, these people actually think they are religious. 😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Feminism For Our Mothers and Daughters

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In any language feminism should mean empowerment, equality, and respect for women. 


What’s going on with the election though seems wrong–feminism is not for sale for votes!


Neither gender nor any other demographic factor such as race, religion, color, sexual orientation and so forth, should be used to garner votes. 


In this election, the mud slinging has run the gamut with accusations of “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobia, you name it.


It would be nice if people would stay focused on the issues and the future of the country and our people. 


While the candidates and campaigners claim that “when they go low, we go high,” the truth is we see things daily going low, low, and lower bringing out tapes and accusers just weeks before the election.


This doesn’t seem to be about true feminism, but about destroying candidates and untold greed for the seat of government power.


In the meantime, while we scare everyone into believing the worst about the candidates, the rest of the world’s issues from national security to the economy is lost in the translation.


Feminism is a truly critical for the fair and proper treatment of our wives, daughters, mothers, sisters, and grandmothers.


What we still see in many countries around the world today is horrifying and abhorrent where women are not only treated completely subservient to men but are abducted, sold, prostituted, gang raped, abused and undergo lashings, stonings, and honor killings. 


But if we let people misappropriate feminism for electioneering, then what will be left for the women that really need freedom, equality, and protection under the law.


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)