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Nazi Paikidze is a real feminist role model

1-qilwftc2zlqsfjcs-p8ovw Unlike the third wave feminists that dominate so-called feminist thought in the world today, Nazi Paikidze is not interested in gender pronouns, labels, or blaming the patriarchy. Like the original Suffrage feminists, she is concerned about standing up for women’s legal liberties, in particular the oppressed women of Iran. Unlike third wave feminists who virtue signal with rants on social media at no cost to themselves, Nazi is actually putting her career on the line in order to make a stand against the way that Iran oppresses its women.

The best-ranked female chess player in the United States has said she would rather sacrifice her career than submit to demands to wear a hijab at the next world championship.

Nazi Paikidze, the reigning US Women’s Chess Champion, swore to boycott the 2017 contest, which is being held in Iran and will have an enforced Islamic dress code.

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Another perspective of France’s intentions regarding the Burqa and the Burkini

The below article is another perspective of France’s intentions regarding the Burqa and the Burkini. It is not arguing right or wrong but attempts to explain the French perspective. Only you the reader can decide whether the French perspective is moral or not.


This goes back to the philosophical issue of the tolerance of intolerance, or more broadly of whether objective moral truths exist or not. Western democracies, such as France, have self-determined that there are objective moral truths in the universe, of which include concepts of non-intervention (on the person, and when possible); of personal freedom; and of religious freedom.

The problem, however, is that western democratic philosophies don’t have room in them for unlimited freedom or tolerance. Some things may not be tolerated. This is lost on many observers of western democratic philosophy, especially the uninformed who see the Bill of Rights and incorrectly assume that the protections and tolerances they afford are unlimited (which is not the case; there are many exceptions in place, both legally and ethically, concerning the rights laid out in that particular document). As an example relating specifically to religious tolerance, even a “deeply held” religious belief in the spiritual power of snake handling is not protected in the States because of the great risk untrained professionals have, both towards themselves and others, of injury when handling snakes.

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Susan doesn’t like symbols of oppressive groups and neither do I

This will be a short post.

Susan Devoy in her open letter to us all said this…

Not long ago we publicly called out Neo Nazi fascists who wanted to march against child abuse. Many Kiwis joined us when we argued that the symbols of a regime that murdered 1.5 million children have no place at a march against child abuse.  That’s not us.

In my open blog post to Ms Devoy I say this…..

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Olympic madness, handicapped by Hijab, comes last, gets praised

Our MSM are bizarre. Remember the free bleeder runner who stole the thunder of the actual winner of the race because she ran the race with period blood running down her leg? The media ignored the real winner and buzzed around a woman who they called an ” inspiration ” simply because she had no hygiene standards whatsoever. They turned a smelly woman with soiled pants into a feminist super star! Even funnier was the fact that the free bleeding movement was a prank started by 4CHAN and embraced by stupid third wave feminists.

Smelly 3rd wave feminist running in soiled pants made famous by the MSM who ignored the actual winner of the marathon.

Smelly 3rd wave feminist running in soiled pants made famous by the MSM who ignored the actual winner of the marathon.

The media have done it again with the Saudi Arabian athlete who despite being a loser has overshadowed the real winner and according to the media “won the support of women all over the world.”

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I am sick to death of the double standards

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If I was in an Islamic country I would be forced to show respect for their culture by wearing a hijab just as female politicians have when visiting Islamic countries.Western women in Islamic countries are expected to submit to their values and culture yet many Muslim women refuse to submit to Western values and culture. This is a blatant double standard and I am sick of our media defending it.

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop holds a press conference with her Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif following a meeting in Tehran on April 18, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop holds a press conference with her Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif following a meeting in Tehran on April 18, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE

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Face of the day

Entitled Muslim Sues Boss For Telling Her 'No Hijab,' Judge Gives Her Nasty Surprise

Judge Juliane Kokott (pictured) not only ruled against a Muslim woman’s demand to wear the hijab at work, she also issued some good news for European businesses.

After 10 years of fighting a legal battle to be allowed to ignore company rules a Muslim convert was told by today’s face of the day Judge Juliane Kokott,that not only was the court ruling against her discrimination case, but that all companies in the EU can ban Muslim employees from wearing headscarves as long as they have a rule that states that workers must refrain from religious and political symbolism. This is a fair verdict as it treats all religions and political affiliations equally.One rule for all is as fair as it can get.

The headscarf ban “may … be justified in order to enforce a legitimate policy of religious and ideological neutrality pursued by the employer,” Juliane Kokott, a German advocate general at the EU Court of Justice in Luxembourg, said in a statement on Tuesday (31 May). Kokott said G4S was right to have a no-symbol policy “because of the special nature of the work which G4S employees do” and because Muslim scarves or other religious paraphernalia would have “a defining impact … on the image of the firm.”

Kokott added that businesses must first establish “a general company rule” that bans religious symbols of any kind, adding that it must be “proportional” to all ideologies to be fair. Since Christians and Jews would not be allowed special rights in the workplace, Muslims should adhere to this rule just like everyone else.

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Brave Iranian women continue to fight oppressive gender laws

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Rules on ‘Islamic dress’ for women are enforced by police in Iran. In this picture, two policewomen warn a woman (centre) about her hair and clothing during a crackdown on skirting of the law in 2007. Majid Saeedi/Getty Images

Most of us believe in religious freedom but few of us would support a religious legal system of government. In Iran the government has removed people’s freedom to practice or not practice the religion or non-religion of their choice and instead forces them to adhere to one religion’s rules in a totalitarian manner.

Iranian MPs - before & after the Islamic revolution of 1979.

Iranian MPs – before & after the Islamic revolution of 1979.

When any religion uses force or coercion to keep and control its members it has more in common with a cult than it does a religion.Personal choice is something that we take for granted here in the West and we women must never forget how hard other generations of women fought for us here in New Zealand to enjoy the freedoms we have today. Women in Iran used to have freedom but it was taken away from them. They now are fighting a very difficult fight to regain even the most basic of rights, such as the right to feel the wind through their hair.

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Union defends its female members’ right to refuse to wear a hijab… sort of

This is a story about a union standing up for its members against a company attempt to force its female employees to wear hijabs. Unfortunately they haven’t argued that the company cannot force its employees to wear the Islamic religious headwear but have instead stated that the employees have the right instead to refuse to work on the days that the hijab is required by the company. This is a much weaker stance and one fraught with difficulties. At least the union is trying I guess, so kudos for doing something.

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Unveiled: Three women share their experiences of the hijab

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The extracts below are taken from an article written by a feminist and former Christian fundamentalist, and I think she is uniquely placed to interview these three ex-Muslim women. Unlike many feminists, she has experienced personally what it is like to be part of a religion that is rigid and controlling.

…Recently, several articles have highlighted the perspectives of Muslim women who experience their use of the hijab or abaya as voluntary and feminist. By contrast, this article gives voice to three women who have left Islam.

Marwa Berro (a pen name) is a Lebanese-American writer and philosopher. She grew up between Saudi Arabia and her native Lebanon and lives now in the United States.

…Reem Abdel-Razek, is a twenty-one year old Egyptian blogger and translator who lives in New York.

…Heina Dadabhoy was raised Muslim in the United States. Now a self-described atheist, she writes for Skepchick blog and is a sought-after speaker on topics including Islam, feminism, skepticism, gender, culture and the intersections of the above.

How did you come to wear the hijab, and what did it mean to you at the time?

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Canada’s Royal Canadian Mounted Police now endorse Sexism

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have worked hard to be a place of equality for all Canadians. A leak to Ezra Levant of therebel.media from the RCMP has revealed that this month they are going to announce a change. A new uniform for policewomen is going to be unveiled and it will be the sharia-compliant head covering for women, the hijab.

Canada is not the first Western country to let Sharia law creep into its police force or military or prison security. Our nearest neighbour Australia, for example, has it in their navy. It can also be found in America and Britain.

Australian Navy Captain Mona Shindy

Australian Navy Captain Mona Shindy

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