Here is what the “feminists say”
Australian-born Germaine Greer was an icon of the feminist movement. Her seminal book “The Female Eunuch” was first published in America in 1970, as a radical response to Betty Friedan’s 1963 book, The Feminine Mystique.
In 1999, Greer published The Whole Woman. Here, she attempted to compare FGM – which is forced upon young girls who have no rights of refusal – with breast enhancement, which is an adult woman’s choice and elective surgery. For Greer, an operation that robs a woman of the right to enjoy sex is justifiable as it is a part of “culture”.
FGM is dangerous and can result in death. There is no medical justification other than to make sex not enjoyable for the woman by robbing her of her clitoris. So women are put through a painful and needless and barbaric procedure with no discernable religious or medical reasoning.
In 2004, Greer wrote: “I get a bit worried about certain heavily veiled ladies driving because they have no peripheral vision at all. You can understand why in some countries they are not allowed to drive.” In Saudi Arabia where women are banned from driving, they are given no choice about wearing the veil. In the West, only a few women, such as the Floridian (the former child-batterer but her faith said it was ok) Sultaana Freeman demand the right to drive while wearing a face veil (niqab).
But wait wait…the “RIGHT” to drive? Driving is a privilege not a right but we’ll digress.
Greer has previously suggested that as a protest against the (Afghan) war, women should wear burkas – even though in Afghanistan the burka was forced upon women by men who would use sticks and electrical cable to beat those who did not comply. Think about it what would the Afgan people see if the women in the west wore Burkas? Hey look they support the Taliban!
Most recently, Greer showed her self-centered contempt for the plight of abused Muslim women during a talk in Melbourne this month.
Pamela Bone asked Greer why Western feminists did not speak out against “honor killings”. Greer mentioned the subject of Darfur, Sudan, and its rape-victims (thousands of women and young girls have been raped during the conflict). Greer said: “I can talk to rape victims here. Why should I go to Darfur to talk to rape victims?”
Pamela Bone responded that the situation for such women in Darfur was worse than in the West, Greer tried to hedge the issue with a slight of hand. She said: “Who says it is?” So rather than face the truth she instead offers nothing constructive and points someplace else. This is classic when you’ve been beaten in a discussion you point and say look at that…now what were we discussing?
So Pamela points out correctly as a feminist and says 1,000s of women being systematically raped and Greer says it means NOTHING!
When Pamela Bone said that she had been to Darfur, Greer argued that changing another culture was hard. “We haven’t got it right in our own courts. What good would it do for me to go over there and try to tell them what to do? I am just part of decadent Western culture and they think we’re all going to hell fast and maybe we are all going to hell fast.” Greer said that she cared, and was wearing a white ribbon to show she cared.
Let’s break down what she said here can we. “We haven’t got the right in our own courts” Really Australian women get raped and the men are never tried? What right don’t you have? The right to point to injustice when you see it? Hmmmm Mrs. Greer.
“What good would it do for me to go over there and try to tell them what to do?” What good would it do to stand silent? Answer less than standing to be counted. It’s our duty as citizens of the world and religious people to stand up and be counted when we see injustice. It’s our duty as human beings to stand for those who can’t, to give aid even if just in moral support it’s better than doing nothing. I would point out all it takes for evil to win is good men to sit idle and do nothing. (I forget who quoted that and I paraphrased it anyway)
“I am just part of decadent Western culture and they think we’re all going to hell fast and maybe we are all going to hell fast.” Yes Mrs. Greer you are going to hell fast because you refuse to act where action is required. Silence is complicity and your silence on the matter is dully noted.
“wearing a white ribbon to show she cared” All while her lip service said she didn’t.
Remember you are judged by man and God by your Words (What you say), your deeds (What you do) and your actions (How you implement your words and deeds). You Mrs. Greer have given your words and your actions speak in defiance to your deed of wearing a white ribbon. If that white ribbon truly meant anything you would have lead the show with something like.
“Hi Pamela I want to highlight something I find troubling before we get started if that’s ok.”, Pamela “OK go on.” Mrs. Greer “I want to take notice of the white ribbon I am wearing. I wear it because of the plight of women in Darfur. Did you know rape is near epidemic there? I’d like ladies worldwide who care to get and wear a white ribbon to show the world we care and we are watching.” Pamela (Begins clapping and crying and the world notices your words, deeds and actions speak the truth and you made a difference).
See the difference in her words, deeds and actions and how they don’t ring true? Mrs. Greer you’re a fraud and has been please get off the stage and make room for people who REALLY care and are doing something about it. Because your silence tells us all we need to know about your complicity.
I am not a feminist, I’m a freedom fighter. The woman’s spring is coming where will you be when it arrives and what will you have done to bring it about? I will be front and center and my body is my weapon!
~Michelle Styles – April 16, 2014