and been more accurate. And after seeing who he nodded his head to the speeches of for twenty years in that church, who with a brain was surprised by it?
Could also have thrown in "He doesn't like the US, either."
I might argue with a couple of points in her post, but overall this is exactly why a lot of women no longer say they're a 'feminist'. And why lots of people think feminists are effing nuts.
A Western liberal feminist can, on the same day, take part in a slut walk to protest Western women being judged by their clothing and accuse anyone criticizing the niqab of Islamophobia. She can demand the prosecution of a Christian baker for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a same sex-couple, and condemn the planning of a Gay Pride march through a heavily Muslim area as racist. Many intersectional feminists do not limit themselves to the criticism of other white, Western feminists but pour vitriolic, racist abuse on liberal Muslim and ex-Muslim feminists and LGBT activists. The misogyny and homophobia of Christianity may be criticized by all (quite rightly) but the misogyny and homophobia of Islam by none, not even Muslims. The right to criticize one’s own culture and religion is seemingly restricted to white westerners (The best analysis of “The Racism of Some Anti-racists” is by Tom Owolade).
I looked up the article she links to; it's a good one. Includes
Because inherent in those terms is a sinister implication: ‘if you
disagree with how I think a brown person should think, you’re still a
nigger’ – a slave subordinate to the interests of white people. ‘If you
disagree with me, you can’t be thinking for yourself’ is the message.
Notice how clunkily it removes agency – depersonalising and
dehumanising in turn. Notice how its implications are both racist and
arrogant. Racist in supposing that your racial identity should dictate
how you think and what you think, rather than being contingent on those
two factors. And arrogant in supposing that ‘only blacks who agree with
me are doing so out of their own volition’. The idea that a person of
colour can disagree without being conditioned to do so is too
objectionable to these anti-racists.
Tom Kratman on ways to make SJBs and leftists in general lose what's left of their minds.