It’s very important as well. I just wish I knew what it was.
We are the fools, if we believe that accepting aggressive distinctions between nice, safe western sexism and scary, heathen Muslim sexism is going to serve the interests of women. The people making these arguments don’t care about women. They care about stoking controversy, attacking Muslims and shouting down feminists of all stripes.
For decades, western men have hijacked the language of women’s liberation to justify their Islamophobia. If we care about the future of feminism, we cannot let them set the agenda.
As far as I can tell it’s that Laurie is a very brave woman for fighting about the white, western, patriarchy that insists that she is sexually, legally, and economically free to fail or succeed as she wishes and we’re all the most horrible bastards for pointing out that women in any forms of Islam are not sexually, legally or economically free.
Really, complete and horrible bastards for it takes away from the bravery of Laurie’s stance. At least I think that’s what is being said. Difficult to understand her point.
It’s either that or the gender pay gap is exactly the same thing as a clitorectomy.