Muslim Women Shockingly Not Grateful for Topless European Ladies Trying to 'Save' Them

CuriousLurker4/05/2013 8:51:20 pm PDT
You know that there’s something wrong with your protest when its ardent supporters find it appropriate to repeatedly call the women they are “saving” stupid and to affirm that they have no capacity for making decisions of their own.

THIS. They’re just adding to the abuse.

Women in Muslim-majority countries will eventually find their way—at their own pace and on their own terms—just as European and American women have done (and are still doing) and as African, Indian, etc. women will do.

If many of the culture’s presumptions about women are wrong, and they are, you must certainly abandon any habituation and conditioning if you want the slightest access. Oddly enough, the first presumption your mind must demolish is that women lack the latitude of individuality of men. This is not the less difficult for being so obvious. I suspect that the source of so much feminine anguish in political and social terms is the same for anyone who is purposefully misunderstood. From birth to death someone is always yelling a name in your face that is not your own.

—Jim Harrison, “First Person Female”, The New York Times Magazinee 1999

I’m sure she’ll correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure VB posted this because she also gets annoyed with people trying to “save” Orthodox Jewish women.