Thank God for UN Watch, the organization which routinely roots out the institutionalized hypocrisies of the world’s largest bureaucracy while most of us just gripe about the UN when something comes along to remind us it’s still out there.
When female activists elected to office and self-proclaimed themselves as Sweden’s “First Feminist Government of the World” performed their ‘Walk of Shame’ before Iranian President Rouhani on Saturday wearing Hijabs, Chadors, and long coats, UN Watch was the first news media to call them out.
UN Watch, in reality a non-governmental, human rights Geneva-based NGO, is identified as “news media” in this column, because it does the job the news media won’t do:throw the spotlight on human rights atrocities they consider as too politically incorrect.
‘The First Feminist Government of the World’ threw in with the male hierarchy who legislate Iran’s oppressive and unjust modesty laws which make the Hijab compulsory, keeping for themselves the right to wear whatever they want when they’re not out conducting publicity stunts.
They hide behind empty slogans like the one recently resurrected from the 1970s by Hillary Clinton: “The future is feminine” while shutting their gold—ringed ears to the cries of all women eking lives under oppressive Muslim regimes.
Sweden’s female ‘leaders’ patently ignore the recent appeal by Iranian women’s right activist Masih Alinejad who urged European female politicians “to stand for their own dignity” and to refuse to kowtow to the compulsory Hijab while visiting Iran.
“Alinejad created a Facebook page for Iranian women to resist the law and show their hair as an act of resistance, which now numbers 1 million followers. (UN Watch)
“European female politicians are hypocrites,” says Alinejad. “They stand with French Muslim women and condemn the burkini ban—because they think compulsion is bad—but when it happens to Iran, they just care about money.”
“The scene in Tehran on Saturday was also a sharp contrast to Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin’s feminist stance against U.S. President Donald Trump, in a viral tweet and then in a Guardian op-ed last week, in which she wrote that “the world needs strong leadership for women’s rights.”
“Trade Minister Linde, who signed multiple agreements with Iranian ministers while wearing a veil, “sees no conflict” between her government’s human rights policy and signing trade deals with an oppressive dictatorship that tortures prisoners, persecutes gays, and is a leading executioner of minors.
“If Sweden really cares about human rights, they should not be empowering a regime that brutalizes its own citizens while carrying out genocide in Syria; and if they care about women’s rights, then the female ministers never should have gone to misogynistic Iran in the first place,” said UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer.
“The government has now come under sharp criticism from centrist and left-wing Swedish lawmakers, who said the ministers should not have deferred to “gender apartheid.”
“They go to my country,” said Alinejad recently in the European Parliament, “and they ignore millions of those women who send their photos to me and put themselves in danger to be heard. And the European politicians keep their smile, wearing the Hijab, and saying this is a ‘cultural issue’—which is wrong.”
Women of Sweden’s “First Government In The World didn’t just walk past the Iranian President, they grovelled before him.
They didn’t just shock and disappoint people the world over, they openly celebrated the suffering, maiming, slaughter and oppression of the women they ignore in Muslim countries.
“First Feminist Government in the World”?
Sows in the stye and cows in the field have a more legitimate claim on feminism.
How interesting to note that their stride into infamy took place on the same day as entertainment celebrities who gathered for the Grammy awards, ignored the oppression of Muslim women worldwide to go after their favorite misogynist Donald Trump, and on the same day that Meryl Streep pledged to stand up to”Brownshirts” in accepting an award from the Human Rights Campaign.
Gloria Steinem isn’t it high time to remind The Sisterhood that feminism no longer protects women but is actually aiding and abetting the Muslim misogynists who oppress them.
Surely someone other than Mother Michael Moore, Rosie O’Donnell, Meryl Streep, Ashley Judd et al should be sending them back to feminist school to teach them what real misogynists are.
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Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years’ experience in the print media. A former Toronto Sun columnist, she also worked for the Kingston Whig Standard. Her work has appeared on Rush Limbaugh, Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, and Glenn Beck.
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