Iran’s female protesters show how vacuous American feminists are
Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 2, 2018 | Nicole Russell
Posted on 01/02/2018 5:39:50 PM PST by george76
Iranian men and women have been actively and vocally speaking out against their oppressive regime for the last few days. The women, in particular, have provided a sight to behold: Many are removing their hijabs, protesting the Iranian dress code, and literally shouting against Khamenei in the streets.
Still, the overwhelming progressive response to these courageous women has been strange, if not telling. Hardly any self-proclaimed feminists have cheered on the Iranian women who are so boldly speaking out against a dictatorship that would rather see them dead than sans hijab.
Conservatives and liberals alike are well aware the Iranian protest is about the Iranian people themselves, breaking free from the shackles of an oppressive regime that has left them economically destitute. But as our country touts a democratic republic and a Bill of Rights like none other, why shouldnt we demonstrate a vested interest in another countrys search for freedom? We too felt the same yearning more than 200 years ago, we too understand mistreatment and the yoke of a King who hungers for power over others.
Most liberals believe that government knows best and freedom should have limits. Iranians disagree and we should applaud, encourage, and support their quest for freedom.
More interesting and astounding has been the deafening silence of American so-called feminists.
theyd rather turn their heads and pretend other women arent literally fighting for their freedom. Shame on feminist advocates who whine about a tampon tax in the United States, while remaining silent as a fellow woman in Iran fights for her right to speak at all.
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TOPICS:Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS:feminism; feminist; feminists; freedom; iran
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Like Rush says…Feminism is a tactic, not an ideology.
It quit being about ‘feminism’ years ago; now just another bunch of (hairy) cheerleaders for totalitarianism.
Hard to understand. Feminists just don’t seem to realize they would be among the first buried up to their necks by the people they openly root for.
Cognitive Dissonance, thy name is Leftism.
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