Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Male Nobel laureate makes a joke,

whiny 'feminist' and friends has fits and winds up causing him to leave.  Turns out she's lied about her background and accomplishments.  Punishment?
However, on Saturday the Mail revealed that Mrs St Louis had made a number of dubious claims about her own credentials on the City University website.

Yesterday, the university issued a statement admitting that it had now ‘spoken to’ Mrs St Louis and would ‘help her update her CV’. But it did not explain what her academic qualifications were.
This is known as 'academic integrity', apparently.

Some people started "Wear a hijab to support Muslim women!" groups.  Seems a lot of muslim women don't appreciate it.
For us, as mainstream Muslim women, born in Egypt and India, the spectacle at the mosque was a painful reminder of the well-financed effort by conservative Muslims to dominate modern Muslim societies. This modern-day movement spreads an ideology of political Islam, called “Islamism,” enlisting well-intentioned interfaith do-gooders and the media into promoting the idea that “hijab” is a virtual “sixth pillar” of Islam, after the traditional “five pillars” of the shahada (or proclamation of faith), prayer, fasting, charity and pilgrimage.

We reject this interpretation that the “hijab” is merely a symbol of modesty and dignity adopted by faithful female followers of Islam.
To us, the “hijab”is a symbol of an interpretation of Islam we reject that believes that women are a sexual distraction to men, who are weak, and thus must not be tempted by the sight of our hair. We don’t buy it. This ideology promotes a social attitude that absolves men of sexually harassing women and puts the onus on the victim to protect herself by covering up.

The new Muslim Reform Movement, a global network of leaders, advocating for human rights, peace and secular governance, supports the right of Muslim women to wear — or not wear — the headscarf.

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