Mayim Bialik, costar of the hit show “The Big Bang Theory” and self-proclaimed feminist, just came out with a scathing response to a woman that most feminists almost revere, Linda Sarsour.
Now Linda seems to be a special kind of stupid. In Linda’s mind, it’s absolutely impossible to be a feminist and support Israel.
Now, I want to be clear, I’m not saying I support Israel or Palestine, but saying that “unless you support X, you can’t be Y” is just ludicrous.
Luckily, Mayim Bialik isn’t against calling out ridiculousness on her own side. Check out what she said:
Palestinian feminist/activist Linda Sarsour says you can’t be a Zionist *and* a feminist. I disagree.
The question is this. Many Muslim countries perpetrate atrocities against women which include: female genital mutilation, forced marriages, child brides, systematic abuse of women by the justice system, revenge rape and honor killing. Why is Israel held to a standard none of these other countries, whose offenses are more extreme – are held to?
I can’t believe I am being asked to choose or even defend my religious, historical and cultural identity. The “left” needs to reexamine the microscope they use to look at Israel, and we all need to take a step back and remember we are stronger together: women, men, lovers of peace, and lovers of freedom and justice.
Now, I’m going to make an important distinction that she didn’t seem to make, and that’s that I don’t usually see that kind of bigotry coming from your everyday Muslim, but rather from the more radical Islamics. That being said, she has a point.
Feminists defend radical Islamists, even though radical Islam goes contrary to so many things they pretend to care about. I mean, let’s just look at all the times we’ve seen of gays getting thrown off buildings by radicals, or the fact that women can’t even drive cars in some countries!
It’s so bad for women in some places, that the “protection acts” for women say that men are now only able to lightly beat their wives.
Don’t believe me? Let’s just look at “The Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Act 2016” put forward by the Islamic Council in Pakistan:
“A husband should be allowed to lightly beat his wife if she defies his commands and refuses to dress up as per his desires; turns down demand of intercourse without any religious excuse or does not take bath after intercourse or menstrual periods,” Pakistan’s Express-Tribune reports, citing the proposal.
The 163-point draft bill reportedly bans women from appearing in television or print advertising and female nurses from treating male patients. It would also allow husbands to forbid their wives from visiting other men except relatives.
Holy hell. It would suck to be any woman there, regardless of what religion they follow. Imagine if there was a similar bill here in the US, feminists would (rightfully so) be going mental over it!
The point is, if you’re going to attack an idea, you need to at least be consistent. If you believe in women’s rights, at least be willing to call out violations of it everywhere, and not hold certain groups exempt.