October 17, 2004

fight for the lifeboats, suckers...

It was only a few years ago that Afghanistan was an important example of oppression to the "feminist" crowd. Here's a good article on how they are NOT thrilled that Afghan women have been liberated from the Taliban:

HERE'S A CHUNK of President Bush's standard stump speech: "Think about what happened in Afghanistan. It wasn't all that long ago that the Taliban ran that country. Young girls couldn't even go to school. They were not only harboring terrorists, they had this dark ideology of hate. And people showed up in droves to vote. Freedom is powerful. People have gone from darkness to light because of liberty. The first voter in the Afghan presidential election was a 19-year-old woman."

And here's Kim Gandy, president of the National Organization for Women: "In only three-and-a-half years, George W. Bush and the right-wing leadership in Congress have undermined and eroded more than four decades of advancements for women. . . . We are declaring a State of Emergency for women's rights and calling upon all of our allies and supporters to get involved in the election process to put an end to the relentless attacks on women."...

...The folks over at NOW seem even less enthusiastic about the progress in Afghanistan. The NOW "Issues" page headed "Women in Afghanistan" hasn't been updated for two-and-a-half years. And there is no mention of the Afghan election on the main pages of the NOW website. Calls requesting a statement went unreturned...

This is a subset of the more general lefty claim to be "anti-fascist." Until, of course, George W Bush started overthrowing actual fascist dictators.

But really, what a fun time to be alive. The hags at NOW betrayed their cause, sold out the advancement of women in favor of the their own advancement in Democrat politics. They are no more happy with Condaleeza Rice's success than the NAACP is. And now the Democrat Party is going down, and taking them with it. I LOVE it. So richly deserved. Fight for the lifeboats, you frauds. Elbow the weak aside...

And keep in mind, they sold-out for boodle, not principle. There's a ton of political pork at stake. Thousands of staff and advisor jobs to fill. Thousands of political appointments, plus committees and conferences and visiting-professorships and feminist-in-residence slots. They are on the political/bureaucratic/academic/literary/mainstream-church gravy train, because the horrible alternative is working for a living! With any luck a bunch of them will have to do just that. I hope I hope I hope I hope I hope I hope....

Posted by John Weidner at October 17, 2004 5:15 PM
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