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Friday, April 6, 2012

Idiot "Feminism"

Here is a cartoon published in a French publication as of late:

On the left, the Spring Arab Collection headlined with "Degage", the oft-repeated Tunisian arm-waving cry for Ben 'Ali to "Get Out". And on the right, a beautiful black one-piece with a daring eye cut just in time for the Fall Democratic Collection this season evoking "Charia [Shari'a, or Islamic law]".

Does a silly and simplistic cartoon like this even warrant critique? Have the fall elections in Tunisia and Egypt ushered in the burka? The French media often have an eye on Tunisia, no less, and here the ruling government has been anything but theocratic - even ruling out Shari'a as a source of legislation in the new constitution.

I mean, really! What stupid nonsense (please let me vent!!!)!!! 

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