January 2017

Dear feminists: Stop submitting to Islam. You’ve been brainwashed.

You’ve been told a hussied-up hijabed women is the new face of you movement, the ultimate embodiment of diversity and distinct strength; and that your pro-sharia Women’s March organizer is about the same struggle against oppression as you.

But the truth is, we women are gonna have to pick. Which is it going to be: Feminism or Islam? You cannot be a Western feminist and profess the fundamental tenets of Islam at the same time.

Why is Western feminism so afraid to criticize Islam? Why are you so keen in pretending that Islam is just any other religion? How much favour are we really doing Muslims by not challenging them to the sort of self-critique necessary for moral progress? How much favour are we doing ourselves by desperately trying to accommodate that which has no intention of accommodating us?

Look, I get it: feminism and Islam share some fundamental tenets like a profound hatred of the West, hypersensitivity, and an affinity for curbing free speech. However, one consideration of the sharp spike in groping, harassment, assaults, and rapes now common in Europe since it’s invasion by Muslim men might have you rethink just what exactly you’re in the business of doing here.

But, perhaps that it: Islam frightens feminists because it makes it just so clear how very privileged, revered, fortunate and favoured Western women really are.

Newsflash: It’s Judeo-Christian civilization that got us there. It’s Judeo-Christian civilization that produced legal codes and material prosperity that has elevated we Western women, unlike our sisters in the Muslim world.

Here’s an idea:

How about you use your marches and signs in a fight to help make them free. How about you proactively and unapologetically defend the values that have allowed you to flourish? How about you pick real feminism — in the interest of all women, against real oppression— over the counterfeit freedoms being sold to you by Islamic apologists who have infiltrated your movement?

Because if you don’t: Enjoy the real patriarchy, ladies.