Tim Graham at NewsBusters has an account of the liberal NPR dinosaur, Bill Press, claiming that basically everybody except the “progressives” and Democrats are waging a “war on women”. Graham quotes the old windbag as saying:
“Boy, this has me really burned up,” he began. “There is a war on women going on. It’s a war on women that’s being conducted by Republicans in the House, you expect that. By Republicans in the Senate, you expect that. But, it’s also being led by the Catholic bishops of this country, which is outrageous and which is wrong. Well you might say of course the Catholic Bishops are part of the war on women, you know they won’t allow women to become priests in the Catholic Church. They won’t allow Priests to get married because there’s something wrong with living with a woman, or having sex with a woman. I mean they’ve got this anti-woman thing built into them.”
This is a perfect example of what I’ve been writing about. None of this is about being anti-contraception or blocking women from healthcare. This whole issue revolves around forcing Catholic organizations to dispense abortifacient drugs in direct opposition to their religious teachings. Nancy Pelosi brought this issue to the forefront thought the use of 30 year old activist and professional student, Sandra “Democrat Blow Up Sex Doll” Fluke and her vendetta against a university and a policy that was known before she was admitted – as a matter of fact, this policy was the very reason she chose to go there.
The only way that the “progressive logic” works is for them to create a complete different argument and rail against a position that not a single member of the opposition holds – all the while ignoring that there is a real “war against women” ongoing in the US and abroad, sponsored by something they call the “Religion of Peace”.
Press is simply too much of a coward to address that situation, he would rather hide behind his NPR coffee mug and rail about issues that are imaginary and therefore irrelevant.
If Press thinks that the Catholic Church is waging “war” on women by not giving free $9 a month birth control pills or in some way are blocking the unfortunate Sandra from going to Planned Parenthood and picking up a few condoms (condoms are so hard to get that they are handing them out to 12 year-olds like candy), I wonder what he would call this:
A jury in Canada has found three members of an Afghan family guilty of drowning three teenage sisters and another woman in what the judge described as “cold-blooded, shameful murders” resulting from a “twisted concept of honour”. The verdicts concludes a case that shocked Canadians.
Prosecutors said the defendants killed the three teenage sisters because they felt they had dishonoured the family by defying its strict rules on dress, dating, socialising and using the internet.
The jury took 15 hours to convict Muhammad Shafia, 58; his wife Tooba Yahya, 42; and their son Hamed, 21. They were each found guilty of four counts of first-degree murder, which carries an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years.
Angry Moroccans are demanding a change to the country’s strict Islamic penal code after a 16-year-old girl killed herself after being forced to marry her rapist.
An online petition, a Facebook page and countless tweets expressed horror over the suicide of Amina Filali, who swallowed rat poison on Saturday in protest at her marriage to the man who raped her a year earlier.
Article 475 of the Moroccan penal code allows for the ‘kidnapper’ of a minor to marry his victim to escape prosecution, and it has been used to justify a traditional practice of making a rapist marry his victim to preserve the honour of the woman’s family.
A teenage Muslim girl was stoned to death under ‘Sharia law’ after taking part in a beauty contest in Ukraine.
Katya Koren, 19, was found dead in a village in the Crimea region near her home.
Friends said she liked wearing fashionable clothes and had come seventh in a beauty contest.
Her battered body was buried in a forest and was found a week after she disappeared.
Police have opened a murder investigation and are looking into claims that three Muslim youths killed her, claiming her death was justified under Islam.
One of the three – named as 16-year-old Bihal Gaziev – is under arrest and told police that Katya had ‘violated the laws of Sharia’. Gaziev has said he has no regrets about her death.
Amina Said, 18, and her sister Sarah, 17, smile happily in one widely circulating photo, and Amina is wearing what looks like a sweatshirt bearing the name “AMERICAN.” But their fate may have been the herald of a new, disquieting feature of the American landscape: honor killing. Amina and Sarah were shot dead in Irving, Texas, on New Year’s Day. Police are searching for their father, Yaser Abdel Said, on a warrant for capital murder.
The girls’ great aunt, Gail Gartrell, told reporters, “This was an honor killing.” She explained that Yaser Said had long abused the girls, and after discovering that they had boyfriends, had threatened to kill them — whereupon their mother fled with them. “She ran with them,” said Gartrell, “because she knew he would carry out the threat.” But Said found them, and apparently did carry it out.
A 12-year-old Christian girl was kidnapped and repeatedly raped for eight months in Pakistan by a man who then falsified marriage documents with her, it was claimed today.
The girl was lured on a shopping trip in Lahore by a friend, before she was driven 120 miles to Tandianwalla and raped by the friend’s uncle in January this year.
Two days later, she was forced to sign papers consenting to marriage with the man and beaten for refusing to convert from Christianity to Islam.
A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a woman to 10 lashes for breaking the country’s ban on female drivers.
The woman, identified only as Shema, was found guilty of driving in Jeddah in July.
Women2drive, which campaigns for women to be allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia, says she has already lodged an appeal.
In recent months, scores of women have driven vehicles in Saudi cities in an effort to put pressure on the monarchy to change the law.
The sentence comes two days after the Saudi leader King Abdullah announced women would be allowed to vote for the first time in 2015.
Two other women are due to appear in court later this year on similar charges, correspondents say.
The U.S. journalist who was brutally beaten and sexually assaulted by Egyptian riot police as she covered the Tahrir Square protests has posted a photo online which shows both her arms in plaster.
New York-based Mona Eltahawy, 44, tweeted the picture, which shows casts on her broken left arm and right hand, to demonstrate the ‘brutality’ of Egyptian police.
She claimed they hit her with large sticks, groped her breasts and tried to push their hands down her trousers – before detaining her for 12 hours with ‘no real reason’.
The American-Egyptian said: ‘I am speaking out to shame them for what they did. As I was being assaulted it was as if I was set on by a bunch of beasts.
‘This is not the Egypt we love and not what the revolution is about. The reason we are having this revolution is to stop that kind of brutality, and they (the military) will not hijack our revolution.’
She is not the only one to have been sexually assaulted, as France 3 TV reporter Caroline Sinz has also said she too was abused while covering the anti-military protests with her cameraman in Tahir Square.
CBS News correspondent Lara Logan was assaulted and sexually abused by an Egyptian crowd last week during the celebration of President Hosni Mubarak’s decision to step aside.
Logan, a veteran foreign correspondent, was covering the jubilation in Tahrir Square for “60 Minutes” on Feb. 11 when “she and her team and their security were surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration,” CBS News said in a statement published on their website today.
“In the crush of the mob, she was separated from her crew. She was surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers,” read the statement.
So a religious organization refusing to administer a birth control pill to a 30 year old woman who should be making enough money by now to pay for it herself is a “war on women”? I wonder what the women of countries like Iran, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan would have to say about that or for that matter what Mona Eltahawy, Caroline Sinz or Lara Logan would have to say.
“Progressives” are happy to lie, ignore, deflect and muddy the water as long as they see a political advantage for their side, making up false evils when legitimate and immediate evil already exists.
By the way, the lead picture is of a 13-year-old Saudi schoolgirl who was given 90 lashes in front of her classmates after she was caught with a mobile camera phone.
Bill Press is a senile, hateful old fool and a coward, a worthless fossil and a charter member of the Society for Progressive Alchemy. By creating a false meme and not speaking out against Islam’s real war against women, he reveals himself as an incredible and evil partisan hack.
Sarah Hoyt at According to Hoyt has another take…