Hanna and the Hijab
Friday, June 26, 2009 at 1:35 pm — admin
An Iranian woman called Hanna cried out for freedom this week. According to the NYTimes she posted this on the website of an Iranian opposition candidate:
Make no mistake, it was no mistake that Hanna wrote she wanted the wind to blow into her hair. Make no mistake she wrote about the death of a woman, not the deaths of the men who have died this past week.
In his Celebrity World Tour, Barack Obama reached out to Muslim men by tossing them the bone of women’s freedom. It was shameful and EXACTLY Obama—the sly use of misogyny and sexism and female repression to up his credibility with males (and those percentage of women who prefer male authority as the world order, even though they would never admit this, even to themselves. See Ann Coulter and Jessica Valenti as perfect examples of women who prefer Daddy Power! )
Here are those shameful words of Mr. Obama:
Never mind that Obama
Here is what one women activist Ms. Habchi has to say to Obama:
Obama has gone on to say:
Repression, Of course, was and is what Obama was really selling to Muslim men:
Sure get those girls in school, but feel FREE to dictate every other aspect of their daily lives including forcing women to wear what males dictate, see and marry whom males dictate, circulate in society as males dictate, gain power as males dictate, have child custody as males dictate, exercise control over their bodies as males dictate,.. etc. etc.
Now hear this:
But the one sure thing Mr. Obama has learned from the U.S. elections: Males in power love it when powerful males tell them it is OK to accept double standards of freedom and respect and power for women and girls.
Such women are are actively setting us backwards…all in the hopes of acceptance into the boyz club. Admittance is simple, such women have learned: just support men for top power spots, accept sexism and double standards applied to women they don’t happen to like, and say that feminist work is NOT about gaining equality for women, but is…well, it is whatever…you know, like when you fingerpaint mushrooms and hang the picture on your wall…that is feminism if a woman says so!
Women have been primed for centuries to accept sexism and misogyny and 2nd class status in society. And it will always be the FEW brave women who push to move women forward. It is much easier to go with the flow; to not make waves. To not call for “the Wind to blow into her hair.”
The Burqa is just too bizarre to even entertain…it is like women having men lead them around by dog collars…only freaks (see Feministe and Feminsting and Obama) would support “choice" of this behavior in public. Yes here is my daughter presented for school in a dog collar and leash: see to it she keeps this on and don’t expect the other kids to value her less because she “chooses” this get up! Yak!)
Instead, Obama will continue to tell Muslim Men that HE will never ask them to truly free women. Obama himself finds that idea mind-shatteringly scary.
link to nytimes Hanna quote: