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Open Letter To Western Feminist Figureheads and Academics

6/1/2011

 

Open Letter To Western Feminist Figureheads and Academics

 

Bessy Lions

Dear Leading Feminist Spokeswoman,

 

I am writing to inquire if you know why there has been no discernable reaction by Western feminists and intellectuals to the oppression of women in the Middle East.  Do you have any explanation for this mysterious silence?

 

Why has there never been a candle light vigil, a march in the night, a public statement of dissent and solidarity, a new Association formed, a visit made to Saudi Arabia or Pakistan or Afghanistan or Gaza by a famous Western feminist, no delegation to the UN, no banner waved, no scholarly conference, or ANY OTHER public act of protest by Western feminists and intellectuals to the crushing oppression that hundreds of millions of women endure throughout the Middle East?  While you sit in your ivory towers doing research into who does what per cent of the dish-washing, Hundreds Of Millions of women are owned, traded, bought and sold, enclosed and suffocated.

 

Every woman ini Saudi Arabia and Egypt and millions elsewhere are under the strict authority and guardianship of a male, even a punk kid.  Would you tolerate that for yourself, you, who won’t tolerate the word “he” used in public?  The word “he” is enough to stir up a blizzard of social analysis, critique, agitation, angst, protest and righteous frenzy by the whole noisy shallow pack of you, but millions of girls getting genital mutilation and still this is not enough to inspire a letter to the editor from a prominent feminist spokeswoman.  What kind of people are you?  Do you think that a woman with no clit who is forcibly married to her stinky old uncle in the next village can truly discover herself as a sexually liberated being?  Do you think she can reach the apex of her unshackled potential and fulfillment as a woman, like her sisters in the West?  How would you feel if someone cut off your privates and traded you for a goat to a terrorist who hasn’t had a bath or a shave in fifteen years, and who cuts off your nose and ears when you finally run away?  Why, it’s enough to make you douse yourself in gasoline and burn yourself to death.  But hey, things happens.  These people just have a different belief system.  No one can really say what’s right and wrong.  It’s all cultural, don’t you see, all cultural.  It’s all conditioning; it’s the way they are raised.  They are conditioned to douse themselves in gasoline and set themselves on fire.  They don’t mind it.  In their culture, a face full of acid just doesn’t hurt like it would for you and me.  You have to look at it from a different prism.  It’s not really evil.  Evil is when a white man peeks at a woman’s tits.  That’s evil, and we’re going to put a stop to it.

 

You feminist ladies in the west have ranted incessantly because more males seek technical education, but you have stayed silent as millions of women and girls are not even taught how to spell their name.  THAT is not enough to get you off of your ample bums and do something about it.  Why is this?  Is it because they are not white?

 

Why have all of you been utterly silent for the last 10 years?  Why have you said NOTHING?

Every day there is a new atrocity, a stoning, a gang rape and murder, a killing.  And beyond this, everyday life is a suffocating bondage, a narrow, miserable imprisonment, for hundreds of millions of female human beings, the ones YOU are paid and depended on and educated and organized and able and funded and expected to represent and champion.  That’s your JOB.  It’s why you’re such a BIG SHOT.  Well, you’re doing the sh!ts.  Frankly, you STINK.  You’re mute, dumb, silent, stupid, useless, unperturbed.  To you, it’s not even happening.  There is something wrong with you people.   What kind of person doesn’t care enough about a face full of acid to even mention it in her next TV interview, academic paper, panel discussion, graduation address, book, appearance or opinion piece?  Couldn’t you write just one of your op-eds in sympathy for the women of the Middle East?  Don’t you even care?  You all just carry on as if nothing is happening.  This is truly incomprehensible behavior.  It is truly amazing!  You truly have a sickness. It is time to overcome and start acting.

 

 

Sincerely, Bessy Lions

 

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