Saturday, October 27, 2007

Misogyny, here and there

"In fact, there is nothing inherently "Western" about women's rights. Women in the Middle East have a century-long history of political struggle, popular organizing, jurisprudence, and scholarship aimed at securing rights within their societies. As for the "clash of civilizations," no one is predestined to be on one side or the other by virtue of her culture, religion, or nationality."

Those are the words of Yifat Susskind, communications director for MADRE, from a recent post on Counterpunch. Do click over and read the whole thing. It pretty much gets to the heart of why the war on terror has nothing to do with protecting the rights of women.

If you failed to track on "Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week," you'll get the gist of it from this Nation editorial by Barbara Ehrenreich. For vile propaganda from the source, click here.

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