Talk about chickens coming home to roost. U.S. Feminists have almost universally refused to acknowledge the rights of women as a principle, and TOC has written about this on many occasions. It is only appropriate to recognize a feminist who can rise above the typical self-serving hypocrisy.
Phyllis Chesler’s The Death of Feminism : What’s Next in the Struggle for Women’s Freedom includes a chapter about her experiences as the wife of a Muslim in Afghanistan.
Part of an Amazon.com synopsis:
Chesler, an active member of the women’s movement for four decades, makes a serious charge against her sisters: she feels they have abandoned their commitment to freedom and feminist values, and “become cowardly herd animals and grim totalitarian thinkers.” Chesler (Women and Madness) takes liberal feminists to task for not speaking out against what she sees as the most important threat to Western freedom: Islamic terrorism.
I wonder if the book is dedicated to Della Sentilles, who wrote in defense of the Taliban former-Ambassador now attending Yale:
…as a white American feminist, I do not feel comfortable making statements or judgments about other cultures, especially statements that suggest one culture is more sexist and repressive than another. American feminism is often linked to and manipulated by the state in order to further its own imperialist ends.