I see my previous post is turning into a fun little discussion of what some feminists think I might have meant by asking where the feminists are when we hear about stories of atrocious mistreatment of women in parts of the world that aren’t North America. This is great – I am thoroughly thrilled to get some traction on that important question. See, I have long been of the view that modern North American feminists (not all of them, but a great many) are in fact mostly concerned with promoting abortion as a ‘reproductive right’ issue and not much else. Perhaps I’m wrong. But here’s what I’d like to see: I would like to see famous and committed feminists in North America be at least half as strident denouncing so-called ‘honour killings’ and all manner of abuse women around the world suffer each and every day as they are decrying “a war on women” being waged from the White House to the nation’s statehouses.
So here’s my challenge: If you find examples of feminists (the more prominent the better, but I’ll take anybody) publicly denouncing anything closely related to “a war on women” that’s being waged by anyone that’s not the White House or the Conservative Party of Canada, please send them along. I will gladly help them spread the word.