I was beginning to think that I was all alone as a conservative feminist who could see Islam for the misogynistic ideology that it is. Where oh where were all the Liberal feminist academic types to support me in my thinking? Yesterday I came across a Blog called The Economics of Curiosity on Tumblr. Finally, here was the voice of an academic Liberal Feminist who gets it, REALLY gets it.
For those of you who still think it is just a scarf and no big deal I invite you to read this post. Certainly a scarf seems so much better than a Burka. I put to you that a ball and chain on my ankle may be more restrictive and heavier than handcuffs on my wrists but the purpose is the same. The reason for putting them on me is exactly the same. Even if I ‘ choose ‘ to put on the handcuffs I am choosing to be restrained and if it is my religion that tells me I am worth more if I am restrained, is it really a feminist religion?
NOTE: I have made some grammatical changes to the post to make it easier to understand.
The Hijab Is Not a Feminist Statement. Get Over it.
Are you a young woman who wants to be famous and make quick money without doing much hard work?…
Do you want to be praised as an epitome of decency and divinity at the same time?
If so, then the popular rhetoric of glorifying hijab on social media is for you! You get a guaranteed job working as a spokesperson sporting victimhood for groups such as Islamist organizations like IERA or extremist ones like CAGE, plus, legendary media outlets like the Guardian will hunt you for your own exclusive video! …
All you need to do is wrap yourself in hijab, and fully divorce yourself from critical thinking and intellectual honesty…
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