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Here we have a perfect example of what the late (and greatly missed) Lawrence Auster called the Unprincipled Exception:

Hijab becomes symbol of resistance, feminism in the age of Trump

The Muslim hijab as a symbol of Western-style feminism? Could anything be more obviously absurd? Clearly, then, absurdity doesn’t matter here: this is nothing more than the grabbing of whatever is closest to hand and using it to bludgeon an opponent. It is like an angry housewife throwing the dishes.

Feminists: both you and Islam have a common enemy, namely the traditional culture of the West. Islam will, of course, gladly help you destroy it.

But do you really imagine that once you have leveled and pulverized Western masculinity and femininity — and by doing so, have brought down the twin pillars of your civilization — you will then make agreeable terms with Islam?

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  1. Asher says

    To answer your last question, Malcolm yes, yes they so. I’ve asked a bunch

    Posted March 27, 2017 at 6:10 pm | Permalink
  2. J. Silver says

    Women at my own synagogue seem genuine in their belief that integration of Islam into the West is possible. They are also firm in their belief that right wing Americans are a greater threat than any incidental acts of jihad.

    Posted March 27, 2017 at 9:38 pm | Permalink
  3. Loki says

    Yep, that Nineteenth Amendment is the gift that keeps on giving.

    Posted March 27, 2017 at 9:52 pm | Permalink
  4. Sigh. Jewish Americans are, by and large, political ignoramuses. Especially the women. I know whereof I speak, for I am a Jew, both my parents were Jews, and I was once married to a Jewish woman both of whose parents were also Jewish. I, too, was once politically ignorant. But at least I came to my senses after 9/11. All of the rest of my Jewish family members have not.

    There is just no accounting for it …

    Posted March 27, 2017 at 10:51 pm | Permalink
  5. Perhaps the only way to account for it (in reference to my comment, above) is that the “stiff-necked” people, as God referred to his chosen, simply can not admit that they have been wrong. Ever. My own Dad, who was truly a very nice person, did not ever (to my knowledge) say two things: “I was wrong” and “I am sorry”. It was like an integral part of his religion.

    Posted March 27, 2017 at 11:22 pm | Permalink
  6. Whitewall says

    Western women wearing a hijab as a protest is sort of like a woman wearing her Che t-shirt to meet her financial adviser to get good news.

    Posted March 28, 2017 at 7:02 am | Permalink
  7. guy says

    Off-topic though feminist related: Totally NOT a religion

    Posted March 28, 2017 at 2:08 pm | Permalink
  8. Bluefin Tuna says

    There’s probably some kind of weird psychosexual displacement going on with Western feminist women that they don’t even realize themselves. “Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret”. Watch what they do, not what they say- you could fill a lengthy book with the names of pop culture feminist icons married to misogynists and wife-beaters. When an hysterical protester gets manhandled out of the room by burly policemen or security guards, it’s entirely possible that her Id got just what it wanted. The feminist love affair with Islam makes sense if you think of it as a sublimated, politically correct way of calling out for masculine authority and discipline.

    I don’t buy the tired line from ignorant PUAs that Western women actually want to replace “pussified” white men with thuggish third-worlders, who are not attractive mates to any but a tiny minority of the most low-brow Western ladies. Their solicitousness for these migrants “half devil and half child” is least as much maternal as sexual, particularly amongst the post-menopausal grannies who rule much of the West. That said, unstable women often deliberately flirt with strange men, not out of real attraction, but simply to provoke their boyfriends to violence on their behalf. There may be some element of this pathology in the feminist flirtation with Islam.

    Posted March 28, 2017 at 2:15 pm | Permalink