Sunday, October 21, 2012

Real Misogyny

The Pakistani schoolgirl targeted by the Taliban is ‘responding well’ to treatment in Britain for her gunshot wounds, doctors said last night.
Malala Yousafzai, 15, who was shot in the head and neck at point-blank range, is in a ‘stable and comfortable’ condition at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
She was gunned down as she returned home from school in the Swat Valley.  
She had been demanding education rights for women in Pakistan and the attack has provoked uproar around the world.  
 Really? Uproar?

At the time she was shot, I seem to recall many more words being dedicated to Labor accusations against Tony Abbott based on something someone else said.

Andrew Bolt notes:
There were widespread riots against the insult to Islam caused by some YouTube clip mocking Mohammad.
There have been very few protests against the insult caused to Islam by the gunning down of this astonishingly brave girl by Talibani convinced that education girls is unIslamic.
Her attack wasn't an insult to Islam. It was a monument to it. Islam's 7th Century views in the 21st Century represent the very definition of misogyny.

In 2002, Saudi 'religious police' prevented schoolgirls from leaving a burning building because they were 'inappropriately dressed'. 15 young girls died. Burned to death because of Islam.


Anonymous Blobbsy said...

Saudi Arabia 2002 what a disgusting place. Religious nutbags have a lot to answer for.

But let me tell you a little bit about Australia 2012.....

As some of you know, I worked for a team of religious nutjobs.

They had crazy unAustralian, uncivilised rules too when it came to women and dress. You couldn't shake hands with these people if they were the opposite sex - "shomer negiah".

How about that? A modern Australian business where you couldn't greet customers, suppliers or workmates by shaking hands.

And you couldn't have a private meeting with someone of the opposite sex because of Yichud.

How about that? A modern Australian business where you couldn't discuss strategy, pricing or HR with someone of the opposite sex because of the perceived risk that you will root each other in Meeting Room 3.

Despite all the additional holidays that they took off to sit (segregated in shul) some days the married women wouldn't come in because they either had their rags or their wigs weren't ready and they couldn't leave the house without their hair covered.

Australia 2012.

4:26 PM  
Blogger Minicapt said...

Right up your fantasy alley, Blobbsy? It sounds a bit like you're 'over-egging the pudding', spicing the tale up a bit, somewhat embellished, leaving a few significant bits out, perhaps even a touch of prevarication, what?


5:44 PM  
Anonymous Red Rose said...

Well Robbsy, the 'nutjob' religious group you were working for do not deliberately shoot to kill little girls for wanting an education. In fact, the 'nutjob' religious people who employed you revere learning - for both sexes. They also do not desire to convert the world to Judaism by force.

11:51 PM  
Anonymous Blobbsy said...

A bit of prevarication eh Minicapt?

Yeah like your supposed Military career.

What is it with ex soldiers and why do they always bullshit about their achievements the most?

5:27 AM  
Anonymous Merle Values said...

These nut jobs do though Rose..

"'Sinful' city buses stoned by ultra-Orthodox Jews"

"In Israel's ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, where the rule of law sometimes takes a back seat to the rule of God, zealots are on a campaign to stamp out behavior they consider unchaste.

They hurl stones at women for such "sins" as wearing a red blouse and attack stores selling devices that can access the Internet."

Attacking women and forcing them to conceal themselves beneath sack like clothing, trying to force other people to live by their religious laws...all sounds awfully familiar, doesn't it Red Rose?

7:36 AM  
Anonymous ENP said...

No it doesn't, Merle

Red Rose makes an excellent point.

- No shooting little girls in the head.

- Reverence of education.

- No forced conversion.

10:13 PM  
Anonymous Merle Values said...

ENP says

"- No shooting little girls in the head."

And yet a quick Google search shows

"Jewish settlers shot dead an 8 year old Palestinian girl while attacking homes in the West Bank city of Hebron today.."

8:42 AM  
Anonymous Merle Values said...

ENP says

"- A reverence of education"

"The Haredim's lack of mainstream education, and consequent low participation in the workforce, are regarded by many in Israel as a social problem."

Just not reverence enough to actually GET an education, or a job for that matter. (Or serve in the military like everyone else)

"Only 40 percent of ultra-Orthodox men are employed. Their incomes are based as much on payments from the government and from charity as from what they earn in the labor market”

8:57 AM  
Anonymous Merle Values said...

ENP says

- No forced conversion"

Well, i guess you had to get one right someday. However...

"Manny's book shop, a large, ultra-Orthodox book store brimming with texts in Hebrew and English, as well as an excellent selection of Hanukkah candles and other religious artifacts, is one of several businesses in Mea Sharim that has born the brunt of the Haredi fury.

Since it opened in March 2010, a small segment of the ultra-Orthodox community has criticized its customers (some of whom are not dressed modestly enough), its books (some of which are published by secular publishers in English), its signage (too colourful) and its advertising (which focuses on having a good time).

On many occasions Marlene Samuels and her husband Manny have arrived at work to find every single window of their shop smashed, their locks glued, the windows defaced with paint, and excrement strewn throughout the store. Other owners of the bookstore have been threatened and their homes vandalised."

So no forced conversions...just violent attacks on anyone who doesn't live their lives exactly how the extremists tell them to.

9:04 AM  
Anonymous ENP said...

Nice try Merle.

Let's see how you went.

1.) Red Rose original post says:

"religious group ... shoot to kill little girls for wanting an education"

Did you disprove that?


No Jewish groups identified for shooting girls in targetted hits for wanting an education.

2.)Red Rose said:

"the religious people who employed you revere learning - for both sexes"

Did you disprove that?


You do not show where religious Jewish males decry education for females? Can't you find even one quote? Surely!

All you found where religious Jewish males who denied THEMSELVES a secular education.

3.) Red Rose said:

"They also do not desire to convert the world to Judaism by force"

You are correct. I did get that right. You have failed to find a single example of forced conversion to Judaism.

Red Rose has a pretty good track record.

3:55 PM  

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