Monday, September 28, 2015

The Emancipation of Women



Yesterday I came across a pro hijab post which 

presented that particular head covering as a feminist 

accoutrement intended to free Muslim women from 

being objectified as sex objects.  It was presented 

by an sexy young woman in a hijab and perfect 

makeup.


The next post was Rex Murphy's point of view on the 

National. Rex says the hijab/niqab controversy is a 

tempest in a teacup meant to distract us from the 

real issues of the election.  But that  sweeps the 

political reality of what is happening 

under the rug and ignores the ugly passion 

the topic often generates at the grassroots level.  



Third came a picture of Steven Harper above the 

caption "I would never ask my daughter to cover her 

face because she is a woman."


I don't know if he really said that but if he did, well, 

here's the news Mr. Harper : it isn't about you.



Most disturbing was the last post I saw yesterday 

which depicted women as the enemy. It showed a 

crowd of Muslim women fists raised in anger 

and read (more or less), "You leave your shit 

hole of a country and come here and complain 

because our laws aren't the same as the shit hole

laws you escaped from."   



I don't know what the answer is except to say that 

in a better world the clothes a woman puts on in the 

morning would be of no interest to anyone but 

herself.



The emancipation of the Earth's women will be the 

greatest struggle of the 21st century.  



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