On Saturday, hundreds of thousands of misguided “pussyhat”-sporting feminists, women and Pajama Boys alike, participated in the Women’s March on Washington to demand taxpayer-funded birth control and on-demand abortion while “protesting” President Donald Trump and alleged female oppression in America.
(By the way, if you contend this was wasn’t their message, I recommend you check out most of the signs at the protest.)
Now, it’s good and well to protest and voice dissent for elected officials as you wish in America, especially when the protest is actually peaceful, as the Women’s March Washington was. However, the protest in it of itself lacked any semblance of reality, gainful purpose or perspective. Protesting an hours-old president for seemingly no other reason than “I didn’t vote for him (or at all),” particularly under the guise of female oppression in America, is beyond ridiculous and nothing more than an exercise in virtue signaling—not that such feminists should shun exercise in any fashion. I recommend a lot of exercise for feminists, actually.
But the point here is, it’s not productive to throw a hissy-fit in the street after your candidate loses, nor does it make sense to protest oppression that doesn’t exist. You do not have a right to force me to pay for your abortion or for your birth control. Moreover, it is not a human right to dehumanize another human to the point of slaughter (h/t Ben Shapiro).
So, since I’m always looking out for feminists, here are just seven issues American women should have protested on Saturday.
1. Female genital mutilation.
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a cultural practice often forced upon young girls and women in effort to void female sexual pleasure, intending to keep girls and women chaste and sexually pure, or to prevent adultery. It often leads to medical complications and is even linked to increased death in newborns. A stunning 29 countries currently permit FGM.
As noted by Newsweek, FGM “involves cutting the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. Depending on local customs, it could also include additional modifications ranging from cutting away part of the clitoris to removing the inner and outer vaginal lips before sewing the remaining skin together, leaving a small hole for urination and menstrual blood.”
Although this practice is illegal in the United States, the number of girls and women at risk of the practice has doubled in the last 10 years, according to available 2015 data.
2. The mandated hijab.
Instead of ignorantly wearing a hijab in “solidarity” with Muslim women, American women should stand up against the often mandated head-covering Muslim women are forced to wear in public. Here’s Asra Q. Nomani and Hala Arafa , Muslim women, writing in The Washington Post:
As Americans, we believe in freedom of religion. But we need to clarify to those in universities, the media and discussion forums that in exploring the “hijab,” they are not exploring Islam, but rather the ideology of political Islam as practiced by the mullahs, or clerics, of Iran and Saudi Arabia, the Taliban in Afghanistan and the Islamic State.
In the name of “interfaith,” these well-intentioned Americans are getting duped by the agenda of Muslims who argue that a woman’s honor lies in her “chastity” and unwittingly pushing a platform to put a hijab on every woman.
Please do this instead: Do not wear a headscarf in “solidarity” with the ideology that most silences us, equating our bodies with “honor.” Stand with us instead with moral courage against the ideology of Islamism that demands we cover our hair.
3. Honor Killings.
Women and girls are often murdered in so-called “honor killings” after allegedly insulting Islam or simply doing something or being the victim of something a male disapproves of. Countless females have tragically been put to death by family and community members, typically in Muslim-dominated countries.
But this horror is growing in the United States, too. According to FBI data, 27 females were “honor killed” in America in 2015:
“Cases of honor killings and/or violence in the U.S. are often unreported because of the shame it can cause to the victim and the victim’s family,” Farhana Qazi, a former U.S. government analyst and senior fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies on Terrorism, told FoxNews.com. “Also, because victims are often young women, they may feel that reporting the crime to authorities will draw too much attention to the family committing the crime.”
4. Gender segregation.
In many Muslim countries, women are treated as second-class citizens, barred from American commonalities, such as driving a car while female or interacting with men who are not related to them. Women are often segregated, via shunning, from public spaces.
This isn’t exclusive to the Middle East, either. It was recently reported that suburbs in France are being segregated; women are barred from coffee shops and restaurants for simply being female. (Note: The segregation in Europe is being highlighted here because women in France were marching against Trump, the American president, as their suburbs are being segregated as I write this.)
5. Sex slavery.
There are an estimated 20 million-plus people, mostly women and girls, who are annually exploited via sex slavery all over the world. Below is a screenshot from the International Labour Organization of where sex-slave victims are globally:
6. Rampant rape in foreign countries.
There is a real rape culture, and it’s not the one on American college campuses where a woman simply regretting sex later in the week is counted as “rape.” In places like India, there is a very real and rampant rape crisis exploding. The Daily Beast reports:
In India a women is reportedly raped every 15 minutes. Multiply that by 24×7, 365 days a year. And keep in mind the majority of rape cases still go unreported. The statistics on crime against women is even worse: Every 2 minutes, a women in India is a victim of a crime. This ongoing issue with violence against women raises the real and serious question of whether India is truly ready for a seat on the global table.
7. The anti-choice, lucrative abortion industry.
The abortion industry, namely abortion giant Planned Parenthood, is actively working to keep women uninformed about abortion. Through pushes to rid legislation which inform abortion-considering mothers about their unborn baby and the stage of their development, or implement short waiting periods, desperate women are encouraged to kill their unborn child via an uninformed decision. Further, abortion advocates and entities constantly use euphemisms to mask the reality of abortion and block safety regulations to advance their cause and, more importantly, their bottom line, without so much as a care for the women they “treat.”
This is an issue that resides right here in America, but feminists are hell-bent on ignoring victims of the abortion industry. Those women simply don’t count.
(Also note the obvious: Millions of voiceless, unborn female babies, at times because they are female, have been murdered via abortion.)
These are just seven of many pressing anti-women issues that often reside right here in America, in Europe and across the globe, but were purposefully ignored at yesterday’s Women’s March on Washington. So, fellow females, stop complaining about imagined victimhood and start standing for the voiceless who are being oppressed right under our affluent, entitled noses.