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While browsing the news after waking up this morning, I saw that a British schoolteacher might suffer 40 lashes because she named a classroom teddy bear "Muhammad."

My first thought was, "Will the feminists in this country stand up for the woman?"

I got my answer - they sidestep the issue:

A spokeswoman for the National Organization for Women said the situation "is definintely on the radar, and N.O.W. is not ignoring it.

But she added that the U.S.-based organization is "not putting out a statement or taking a position."

Radio personality Tammy Bruce, former president of the Los Angles chapter of the National Organization for Women and past member of their board of directors, criticized the organization for not taking a stand.

"We have a duty to make a difference for women around the world," Bruce told FOX News. "The supposed feminist establishment is refusing to take a position in this regard because they have no sensibility of what is right anymore. They're afraid of offending people. They are bound by political correctness."

"The American feminist movement has not taken one stand to support the women of Iraq, the women of Afghanistan, the women of Iran," she said. "It is the United States Marines who have been doing the feminist work by liberating women and children around the world."

Tammy's right - how weak is that? Geez - feminists used to have backbone. Today, they're just a bunch of chickens who don't truly stand up for women.

And how weak is your religion when an elementary classroom names a teddy bear the same name as your prophet and it makes you think that you need to whip a woman for doing so? In addition to feminists shouting out about this, Muslims ought to do the same - if they disagree with such an abhorrently ignorant reaction to the naming of a teddy bear.


by Brett Rogers, 11/28/2007 1:55:40 PM


Is NOW interested in anything more than abortion these days? Let's see Lashings for a 50 something year old teacher over naming teddy bears, lashings and prison for a woman for being raped, lashings for a woman being in a car with an unrelated male... Who are worse? NOW or these members of the religion of perpetual outrage?



Posted by Pale Rider, 11/28/2007 4:00:04 PM

Yeah, I didn't mention the gang rape of the woman in Saudi Arabia, and you're right - feminists have nothing to say about that either.

Saudi women cannot vote, cannot drive, cannot be treated in a hospital or travel without the written permission of a male guardian, cannot study the same things men do, and are barred from certain professions. Saudi women are denied many of the same rights that "blacks" and "coloreds" were denied in South Africa.

To understand the heinous double standards at play, look no further than the case of a 19-year-old Saudi woman who was gang-raped last year. A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced her to 90 lashes because she was in a car with an unrelated man before she was abducted and raped by seven men. Saudi Arabia's ultraorthodox interpretation of Islamic law preaches a strict segregation of the sexes.

Hey, at least Baltimore Sun journalist Mona speaks out. Good for her. But not NOW, and yet you'd think that they would be damn motivated to instigate change there.

Cluck cluck.



Posted by Brett Rogers (, 11/28/2007 4:22:08 PM

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