The ongoing Political Musings of a former (now Stray) Yellar Dawg Dem.
This is a Feminist Blog, in the tradition of Susan B. Anthony.
"Just Tell Them...
I have worked 40 years to make the Women's Suffrage platform broad enough for Atheists and Agnostics to stand upon, and now if need be I will fight the next 40 to keep it Catholic enough to permit the straightest Orthodox religionist to speak or pray and count her beads upon."
Susan B. Anthony
Friday, September 3, 2010
How Feminism Is Censured, and Censored By the Western Media (as a follow up to my earlier statements about Chesler and Hirsi-Ali.)
Phyllis Chesler, whose Feminist bona fides cannot be questioned IMO, here laments how she has been relegated to the ranks of the ignorant by the New York Times (wherein she used to publish.)
As I asked a few days ago... isn't anyone interested in truth any more? Must Feminists play this game? Must we all be 100% "Liberal" on every count, in order to be considered Feminists at all? To be heard??
WHO IS MAKING UP THESE RULES FOR US???
Since when do we give (mostly male) editorial boards more power than we give the soldiers in our own ranks?
Please note that I am not taking sides in the Israel/ Palestine conflict. I am merely pointing out that a Feminist ought to be able to call it as she sees it. And not be censured by western media sources. Indeed, this tendency of our *supposedly* Feminist intelligensia, to disqualify dissenters has ... in many ways ... led to an untimely "Death of Feminism."
Oh, the lies we tell our daughters (and sons.) For shame!
In "real life" Dawg is a mom, a nurse, a pet rescuer and a tireless advocate for animal rights.
Dawg is happily married for thirty years and has raised three awesome children. She holds an advanced degree in Family Science, wherein her research was focused on women's support circles during parturition. Her dedication to Women's Rights is directly affected by her belief that motherhood should not be a sentence to isolation and disenfranchisement.
Dawg is on hiatus from political bloggery d/t the intense demands of her engagement in the No Kill movement at this time. However, she remains influenced by PUMA politics and reads the blogs of her fellow PUMAs (at right) regularly.
Thanks for the Visit, all you Stray Dogs and PUMAs!
"Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave.