The Undeniable Intersectionality of Contextualizing the Respective Incumbent
Sheffield, in speaking about false equivalency, ironically makes one herself when she says that I “essentially said that the horrible French move to ban the ‘burkini’ is essentially on par with an anti-woman acid attack.” I did not say this, but rather I was attempting to explain to Sheffield’s white feminist thought is that both acts of violence are symptomatic of the patriarchal societies in which we live, manifest through different ways in different cultures. In this way, we cannot attribute the act to a religion through an orientalist lens of “us vs. them,” which Sheffield undeniably partakes in while in the same breath criticizing Donald Trump for it. Rather, it is incumbent upon intersectional feminism to contextualize such acts of violence against women to their respective societies.One has to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars and get a useless credential to become this colossally stupid -- advanced stupid.
There is not a single gender issue unfolding within their [Islamic] societies that is not being tackled by the powerful women directly impacted by it. They don’t need non-Muslim white women from the other side of the world to pity them, rescue them, or, worse, use their issues to justify Western, often state-sanctioned, violence against Muslim women in non-Muslim countries.Not a single gender issue? How about the "powerful" women of Saudi Arabia who:
- must wear an all-covering black abayas in public. (Imagine the summers with near-lethal 50 degrees Celsius temperatures.)
- cannot take a taxi alone; they must have a male family member with them.
- are not allowed to drive. The government simply refuses to issue them licenses.
- must have the written permission of their male guardian to study, work, rent a flat, travel between cities or to leave the wretched place.
What's worse than a feminist? A Muslim feminist.
The funniest part:
Plus, some Muslim-majority countries have already beat the United States in achieving women’s milestones: several, including Pakistan, have already elected their first female heads of state, while we’re still debating whether to vote for our first woman president over a completely inexperienced raging male bigot.Did you hear that? Pakistan beat the USA. Pakistan elected Benazir Bhutto in 1988. (Thanks to name recognition and nepotism -- her dad was a former prime minister.) Then, in 2007, the pakis assassinated that first vagina-holder to be ever elected as a Muslim head of state.
Achievement Unlocked! Take that America!
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