Thursday, June 14, 2018

Fighting the Real Patriarchy

It's fashionable for modern feminists (as opposed to Camille Paglia feminists, like me) to whine about the so-called patriarchy, as if everything in this country is stacked against women.  I guess it's easy to rail against an imaginary enemy.

If they were true feminists, though, they'd fight against a real patriarchy:
Christian women fighters on the ground versus ISIS in Syria appealed to Western feminists to come fight with them.

The Bethnahrin Protection Forces are a unit of Christian Assyrian women within the Syrian Democratic Forces, the coalition of Kurds, Arabs, Assyrians and other minority ethnic groups that have been fighting ISIS in Syria and liberated Raqqa. Women's equality is a cornerstone of the SDF, with SDF General Commander Rojda Felat, a Kurdish leader of the YPJ Women's Protections Units, leading the successful Raqqa offensive; Felat vowed that "wherever a woman is being suppressed, wherever a man is threatening a woman, our forces will struggle against this."

Bethnahrin spokeswoman Nisha Gewriye told the European Post that other women who say they fight for equality should come fight alongside them.

"We want to invite all the feminists from Europe and Western countries to join us in the fight against Daesh and to help us defeat Daesh permanently," she said.
I don't see that happening, though.  It's much easier to pretend the United States is a patriarchy than it is to fight a real one.

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