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PatriotDEMs reminds us that the enemy of our enemy is not necessarily our friend.
The French feminist reaction to obama’s speech in Cairo, in which he said he would protect the freedom of islamic men to hold “their” women down with a foot on their necks, is gaining traction in the blogosphere:
“Voluntarily” wearing an item of clothing that is a legal obligation imposed on women in an entire region of the world and that signifies their second class status, represents a form of allegiance to the ruling theocracies in the region. (Aspects of this second class status include polygamy, a lesser weight in legal proceedings, unequal inheritance, and the absence of freedom of movement.) The veil is not just a religious symbol like any other religious symbol. To say that one wears the veil voluntarily does not efface the humiliation that it signifies for all women.
Is the self-evident meaning of this symbol too difficult to understand for the president of a country that fancies itself a model of democracy? Or is it that President Obama wants to achieve reconciliation with the Muslim world on the backs of women?“
“As a woman I’m proud that there might be another woman on the court,” Bush told ABC’s Good Morning America. “So we’ll see what happens, but I wish her well.”
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wins another award today,
and here’s the best picker-upper I’ve had all day, via Tennessee Guerilla Women:
TGW also has the best round-up on the two American journalists sentenced to hard labor in North Korea.
UppityWoman tells obama, quit dithering and give us REAL health care reform.
The Real Barack Obama predicts the 2010 and 2012 re-election cycles will be pretty dismal for obama and the Democrats if, as is expected by most economists, the Trillion Dollar Stimulus Swindle results in ZERO new jobs for Americans.
A really tight race for the Democrats today in the primary election for Governor. Loyal Hillary Clinton supporter and former DNC chair Terry McAuliffe hopes to beat front-runner Creigh Deeds, a Democrat so conservative he makes barack obama look like a liberal. If you’re in Virginia, VOTE today!
Second best picker-upper of the day, via beethovenqueen, here:
(h/t MABlue, danceswithpumas, and NotYourSweetie)