02 October 2006
WASHINGTON — The State Department has awarded an explicitly anti-feminist U.S. group part of a $10 million grant to train Iraqi women in political participation and democracy.
The participation of the IWF, which has escorted Iraqi women selected by the State Department around power and media centers around Washington, is the most controversial.
The organization was founded in 1991 by a number of prominent right-wing Republican women to act as a counterpoint to what they called the “radical feminism” of the National Organization for Women (NOW), a grassroots group with about 500,000 subscribing members nationwide.
The IWF, which, according to its mission statement was “established to combat the women-as-victim, pro-big-government ideology of radical feminism,” has taken a number of controversial positions over the years in pursuit of that goal.
The IWF are still a bunch of Women Firsters, and it’s ridiculous that so much money is spent just helping women (when there’ll be no money explicitly for men), but at least they’re against big government and taxpayer subsidised maternity leave and childcare.
Plus this is something to really annoy feminists, which is always a good thing, although admittedly it doesn’t take much to annoy them, humourless bunch of hate-filled ratbag fucksticks that they are.
“Talk about an inside deal, the IWF represents a small group of right-wing wheeler-dealers inside the (Washington) beltway,” said Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation.
Oh fuck off. Like feminists represent a majority of people? Men make up half the population and apart from hardcore manginas, no men believe in destroying the nuclear family, paying high taxes to make ourselves redundent, virtual immunity from criminal prosecution for women and the mass murder of unborn babies and drugging of boys. Then again, feminists don’t care about what we think.
Fucking feminists. I hate them. In case you hadn’t noticed.
posted by Duncan Idaho @ 5:04 PM
At 6:22 PM, nevo said…
Not all is lost Duncan. Just read this blog
I find it quite comforting.
Perhaps commonsense will prevail in the end.
At 9:39 PM, Playboy said…
RE: “The State Department has awarded an explicitly anti-feminist U.S. group part of a $10 million grant to train Iraqi women in political participation and democracy.”
Let me give you the background here. When Sistani forced the US to hold elections the NeoCons came up with this ‘wicked’ plan to ensure that Islamic Fundamentalist political parties would not be able to participate. The plan went like this; every American NeoCon knows that Islamic Fundamentalists oppress women. Thus, they concluded if they require that all Iraqi political parties have every third member a women – Islamic Fundamentalists will be all confused and unable to find women to fill the seats. Brilliant! Except they failed to realize that there is no shortage of Islamic Fundamentalist women who WANT Iraq to be transformed into an Islamic Theocracy. They failed to realize that there are Moslem women who proudly wear a Hajab as a sign of their devotion to Islam (not as the feminists argue, because on male-oppression) and that they are no more rare than Conservative Catholic women picketing outside an abortion clinic.
At 7:55 AM, Masculist Man said…
Like I said,feminism has two wings: a left one and a right one. If they wanted real anti-feminists to teach these cunts they would’ve asked anyone of us to do it and we would have helped them to solve the problem. For instance we could show them how to use a broom or a vacuum cleaner or shut the fuck up as that is a concept that women should get the hang of real quick. More women in politics is a bad deal for a country but good if your intent is to destroy that country. The muslim world is going to see a muslim country go down the toilet and they will react violently to it and I wouldn’t blame them. You can talk all the shit you want about the Taliban but at least they knew how to keep women in line and all these men had to do was see how enslaved their western brothers were and they knew they made the right choice for their country.