The feminist movement of the ’60s and ’70s wanted equality in the laws for men and women. They wanted women to get out of the house and into the workforce. They wanted to be able to wear whatever they wanted and not be harassed. We get that. But the Equal Rights Amendment was never passed.
Where are the feminists today? As I look back to where we are now, I can’t help but see their movement was nothing more than a political platform that targeted women to get them to, hate home, motherhood, bras, marriage, and made them somehow desire a 9-5 job. To me, it seems like an obvious tax-generating scheme. It was good for the economy. Men didn’t seem to mind the new moral code and drug culture that was simultaneously ushered in. Daycares eventually went up, clothing sales rose, car sales burgeoned.
Yeah, it wasn’t about us. It was about generating wealth and degenerating the masses.
The modern “Me too” movement is glaring proof that the feminists didn’t follow through. We’re still fighting for laws to protect us from abuse and harassment? Honestly, what did they do for women?
In order to realize our place in the world, we need to be able to know how other cultures are functioning.
Let’s talk about your most favorite subject. One that has been kept from you and purposely distorted. Muslim women who live in Muslim societies where Shariah exists, have many rights western women don’t have. Shariah laws prevent women from ending up on the street, or as a statistic, or as an Epstein sex slave—and I’m not talking about the dress or moral code nor the conduct of Muslim women. I’m talking about Muslim men who are 100% financially legally responsible for their female relatives. This is also not about ‘ownership’. This is about family and how it should function.
If a Muslim woman, be she wife, daughter, mother, or sister, is widowed, divorced, or unmarried– and is being neglected by her male relatives, she can go to court and have a monetary amount drawn from her son for example. It’s a court order. The man can’t run away from this. Not even to another country. He will be extradited. According to Shariah upon divorce, a Muslim father must pay support for all of his children even if they go to live with their mother.
You rightfully ask yourself: if this is true why do we only hear about the ‘poor oppressed Muslim women’. I’ve yet to meet a poor oppressed Muslim woman. Those who are will be a woman whose Islam has been abandoned by her or her family. Or, she is one who does not live where Shariah is enforced.
We have plenty of poor American women… why doesn’t our media shed light on such pertinent issues?
Islam is not a new religion. Our leaders have known all about it, at least since the early 1900s. It is unchanged religion that corresponds identically to the former revelations given to Moses down the lineage of Prophethood, to Muhammad, peace be upon them all.
The Shariah law is law extracted from the Quran. It is a way of life that creates a whole system where having a strong family unit is fostered. Strong families in any society are the wealthy and powerful ones. Let that sink in. Shariah prevents women from ending up on the street, homeless, and in poverty, or drug addicted, with their children in tow. Islam instills responsibility in men. A Muslim man can’t abandon his children. It’s not just considered immoral, it’s illegal.
The feminists: fought for abortion rights.
They fought for women to join the military.
They fought for women having equal opportunity for employment.
They wanted women out of their homes and into the workforce.
They spoke out about equal pay for equal work, but the ERA was not passed. Women still do not make the same salary as their male counterparts. This is another area we need to wonder why? Why did the feminists give up on this? I would guess, our male-dominated Congress has no reason to allow women, who outnumber men, to amass such equal wealth.
It’s a man’s world.
Marriage is in decline in the US. Yet women still continue to marry because they believe they are doing the religious, moral thing to do. They are placing a tremendous amount of trust in their spouse. The sad part comes when the trust is broken and they seek divorce or are divorced. Despite putting everything into their family; forfeiting a career, or just a good-paying job, they will face a judge and a canon of laws that contained nothing for them. Divorce American style is quite a humiliating process that is made public in front of strangers.
Ladies: There is no compensation for the thousands of meals you’ve prepared and served, nor the untold hours of housekeeping you did. Nor for raising your child. Unless you can hire a lawyer to fight for your rights to maintenance or child support. Child support should be mandatory. The best advice is: keep working and make sure all the work done on the home-front is split 50/50. Saudi men don’t have to help. They employ live-in domestic helpers, whether their wife works or not. It’s a die-hard custom.
Women won the right to join the military but even the toughest of them who reached fighter pilot level, came out publicly, telling that they were raped, sexually harassed, and badly discriminated against. Granted there are success stories but having its own military court system, these women must’ve come away feeling vilified and scarred.
We need to take these injustices seriously. We need to keep them in mind when our politicians stand at the podium pre or post-election, to tell us in their brainwashing monotone mode that we are the ‘freest, most privileged women on earth.’ We are the hardest working women is more like it. We are mothers and we work full-time, mostly out of necessity, not boredom.
The women who led the ‘feminist’ movement in the beginning, were either not married, or had no children. Gloria Steinem, who is 86 today, married for the first time in 2000. Betty Friedan was married but had no children. Susan B. Anthony was unmarried with no children. Her work was mostly about the anti-slavery movement.
What women want and need today are laws protecting them in marriage and after divorce. Of course, we want equal pay. Our culture is screaming for change. We have skyrocketing domestic violence. 92-year-old men and women being attacked on the streets. We have an abortion being used as a means of birth control. These are all signs our society is sick.
What do we value if we don’t value life, the elderly, women, or children?
How many women have to suffer or die before laws are enacted? One woman per week is murdered in Australia. In 2014 in the US, three women each day were killed by an intimate partner. This figure is up—it is closer to four women a day, (Fridel et al, 2014). We need to drop our fantasy mind-set. I’m afraid of what’s coming for the country I’m in. I’m afraid it’s going to exchange the Shariah for something much less. We have a very low crime rate here directly related to having the Shariah and Muslims following the religion.
The ERA amendment if passed will guarantee equal legal rights for all American citizens regardless of sex. It would also require states to intervene in cases of gender violence, such as domestic violence and sexual harassment; it would guard against pregnancy and motherhood discrimination, and it would federally guarantee equal pay.
I won’t hold my breath. Few feminists addressed the deadbeat dad issue 80% of divorced women with children faced back in the 1980s. Instead, they swept the problem away and came up with solutions like correct the problem, by getting women more earning power so they wouldn’t ‘need’ the child support payment! Obviously, such feminists weren’t speaking on behalf of women. They were speaking on behalf of men. Let men off the hook…once again, not making them legally responsible for the children they father.
Even Hillary Clinton came to the Middle East and urged women to continue working outside the home even if they got married. It’s sound advice, but it was unneeded here. For one, Saudi women have been working as professors, doctors, and dentists for decades. Ms. Clinton didn’t address the reality of how the Shariah already protects women’s status and wealth even if they are stay-at-home moms. No one can touch the property or income of a Muslim woman and she does not have to spend a single penny on her children’s welfare even while married. The women here didn’t need an American politician telling them how to live.
So, what do you know?