Monday, April 03, 2006

"Psychiatrists generally refer to this state as 'psychotic' and 'delusional'."

Read this rather long post on the problems of women in "modern" Muslim countries. A taste:
Enormous effort goes into veiling women, dressing women modestly, silencing women, covering women's bodies, punishing women, controlling women, reviling women, humiliating women, beating women, subjugating women, avoiding the dishonor of women, keeping women uneducated, policing women, infantilizing women--in short, dehumanizing women -- all under the guise of "protecting" and "honoring" them as they relegate them to animal-like status.

The women in this misogynistic Islam are brainwashed from birth into thinking that this cultural preoccupation somehow is necessary and that it "liberates" them in some bizarre manner.
Whether you buy it or not is up to you, but it seems to me that the treatment of women (and the lack of outcry against it by women in the US and Europe) in the Muslim world outght to be at the forefront of any true liberal's agenda--but it's not, and I don't get why. Perhaps the women like living that way, but then again, I don't believe a man should be able to beat his wife, kill his daughter, etc., for bringing "dishonor" on the family.

This is good, too: "Women become mere possessions-vessels/repositories of the impotent male's honor. That men and women could relate equally in every sphere of human endeavor is a concept that is so alien and so threatening; I suspect it is what partly drives the rage the males feel toward western culture in general."

Read it all, friends.