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When feminism borders on religion

So, Richard Dawkins was disinvited from a speaking engagement for the Northeast Conference of Science and Skepticism because he shared a video by SyeTenAtheist lampooning radical feminism by comparing it to Islamism. Whether or not you agree with the decision, it’s theirs to make. They don’t owe Dawkins anything. That being said:

SyeTenAtheist lampoons a lot of people. Usually it is theists, be they famous creationists or apologists, or even YouTube evangelists who are well-known in atheist circles. Granted, this video is hyperbolic, but his videos are always over the top. That’s just his style. He uses heavy satire to make valid points.

I don’t see how mocking a radical feminist (keep in mind that many people who believe in and fight for equality amongst the sexes are “feminist” under that definition, but don’t identify as “feminist” because of the stigma that gets attached due to radical feminists) is promoting rape or misogyny. Ideas are not immune from criticism. As atheists, you should be well aware of this. Just because someone is a feminist, that doesn’t mean their arguments are unassailable or can’t be criticized. It’s dangerously close to religious dogma when others come to the defense of even extremist feminists simply because they share a label. That’s the point that’s being made in this video. That extreme feminism is reminiscent of extreme religion (in this case, Islam). Of course he’s not implying that feminists actually love Islamism or its misogynistic tenets.

Atheists often compare Christian fundies to Islamists in the US, saying things like “Christian Sharia” to refer to attempts to put Christian dogma into government. Again, this is hyperbolic, as Christianity is generally more benign, but it doesn’t change the fact that both Islamists and Christian fundies want theocracies. This is in a similar vain to this video.

The fact that people would call this video “misogynistic” proves the very point it is making. Anyone who criticizes Islam is called an Islamophobe by apologists for Islam, oftentimes because they mistake criticism of ideas as attack on those who hold them, or even the entire culture.

 

Here’s the video: Feminists Love Islamists

Is Islam Misogynistic?

I am frequently told that Islam is about the liberation of women and freedom of expression. I am told that women willingly choose to don the hijab or burka and suppress their individuality as a way of pleasing Allah. I am told that I can find no misogyny in Islam, especially not in the Quran or the Hadith.

Here are 5 examples from the Quran and the Hadith that I think demonstrate the freedom of expression and the liberation the Muslims have been telling me about. These are not the worst, ahem, best five I could find, they are just five that I find interesting.

Al Baqarah 2:223
Women are like a dirty field for men to plow with their penises. Plow them whenever you like and however you like, as long as you do it righteously, but they better not be menstruating. Period blood juices make Allah queasy.

As-Saffat 37:22-23
Remember how women always have to submit to their husbands? Well, they better hope the husbands do not “do wrong” or else they will be tossed into hell with their husband.

Sahih Bukhari Vol 1:28
The majority of hell’s inhabitants are women. Why? Women whine and nag like ungrateful little sods. They deserve that hell fire because we all know that the men are not misogynists and treat their women with the utmost respect right?

Sahih Bukhari Vol 3:826
If you were ever wondering about the worth of a woman, here is it. A woman’s witness is worth half of the witness of a man. Why? It is because those women have deficient minds that render them incapable of thinking on the level of men.

Sahi Bukhari Vol 7:30-33
Men are not responsible for bad omens. If bad things are happening to you, there is a 33% chance that it is a woman’s fault. If you don’t have a horse, that number rises to 50%. Let’s be honest though, when has your house ever done anything except give you a nice place to live? That woman is 100% at fault!

As you can see from the examples above, Islam does not appear to be misogynistic and I am not just saying this because I could be the next American to be beheaded. Islam is the religion of piece… s… pieces of you scattered on the floor.

Intro/Outro Song – Baby This One Time

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What is Male Shaming?

It was a very shocking experience for me to be male shamed by the gender that I identify with the most. Basically, male shaming is making a male feel guilty about being a man just because he is a man.

I can’t speak for all men, but it cuts deep to be told that

  • “You can never understand women!”
  • “Your privilege prevents you from seeing the plight of women!”
  • “Suck it up like a man!”
  • “You guys don’t have it as nearly as bad as us women!”
  • “You’re just afraid of losing your male privileges.”
  • “You’re afraid of a strong woman!”

Male shaming can also mean that you are being shamed for not being a stereotypical male. In my specific experience, I was simply targeted because I was a male speaking about feminism. Why was I speaking about feminism? Because I am a feminist.

From the worldwide perspective, I understand the need for feminism. That’s why I am a feminist. However, here in America—feminism is a joke. I’m not talking about equal rights for men and women feminism. I’m talking #YesAllMen, misandric feminism.

Why is male shaming even a thing? If you want to shame me for something that I have done or that I am in control of, go for it. I can’t control that I was born and raised as a male. I can’t help that my male ancestors asserted their dominance over my female ancestors.  I can help how I choose to affect the world and I am more interested in helping more women overall than just a few women who are upset about a shirt.

According to some statistics from 2007, 27 million people are in modern-day slavery across the world. 80% of that number is women and girls. Why aren’t we hearing about this? Do “feminists” not care about the plight of women? In the video I mentioned that 11 million women were trafficked into the United States last year. That number is an estimate based on the tenfold increase of the number of human trafficking operations that have been discovered.

This is something that you are going to hear me speak out more about because an activist should attempt to help the most amount of people possible and not only address issues that pertain to her. Shame is not going to help us achieve our goals and shaming will never change the world. We shouldn’t tell people to develop “shame resilience.” No one should. You can’t make things better for a group of people by putting another group down.


 

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