Opening the Treason Lobby’s Fall Offensive, more than 100 women were arrested on Washington’s Capitol Hill recently as they blocked a street to demand that the House take up the Senate's Schumer-Rubio Amnesty/ Immigration Surge bill. The action was obviously sanctioned at the highest levels of Lefty feminism: arrestees included the top leaders of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and 9to5, the National Association of Working Women.
The New York Times unguardedly reported that the event was in part a ploy to scare up new members:
Leaders of the liberal women’s organizations said they were embracing immigration in a bid to expand their following among immigrant and Latina women, both fast-growing populations.
Women’s Groups Rally for Immigration Reform, by Julia Preston, New York Times, September 12, 2013
Elite feminists, of course, place the highest importance on remaining part of the liberal coalition, which is fanatically pushing to Elect A New People. But apparently they also see immigrant misogyny as a growth opportunity for their organizations, now that a lot of homegrown sexism has withered away.
The same dynamic can be seen with MADD Mothers Against Drunk Drivers): it turned to diverse outreach to foreigners after successfully educating Americans—and makes no effort at all to confront illegal immigrants, whose lethal drunk driving is a continuing national scandal. After all, MADD has well-paid executives who want to maintain their liberal credentials and their generous paychecks. A solved problem means no need for continued fund-raising (and –spending).
Equally, environmental groups like the Sierra Club violate first principles of ecosystem protection to be a part of the left open-borders coalition (and get lots of money from funders).
My question as a 1960s feminist: Whatever happened to the women's movement? In the beginning it did useful things, like promoting equality in the workplace and general safety overall. Now it has jumped on the multicultural immigration bandwagon—even though diversity is the enemy of American women’s safety and freedom.
Anyone who looks honestly at the attitude of non-Western men must see that they regard women as lesser beings who don't deserve equal treatment. We Americans simply don’t understand how barbaric much of the world is for women.
The Main Stream Media does reports some overseas horrors—like the Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting education for girls there. But the idea that immigrants bring their cultural baggage with them doesn’t seem to compute in the big editorial offices, so inconvenient evidence like honor killing in America is largely ignored.
The women of NOW can’t be paying much attention to the tsunami of misogynous diversity included in the big Senate package (46 million newbies over 20 years).
The influx of low-skilled Hispanics will continue, despite claims that the Senate formulation will admit more skilled immigrants. Hispanics have a culture of misogyny that isn’t going away, either here or points south.
One rather rude marker: the recent execution-style killing of two Juarez bus drivers alleged to be rapist-murderers by a self-appointed avenger who calls herself Diana the Hunter. (Nice classical reference for someone who dispatched her targets with head shots.)
Apparently the murders of hundreds of young women (which started in 1993) continue to roll along in that rough border town because authorities don’t care—thereby prompting “Diana’’'s extra-legal action.
This is the same country that introduced women-only buses in Mexico City in 2008 because anti-piggyman educational efforts had failed. One Mexican man admitted: “Truly, in this society there is no culture of respect for women.” [On Single-Sex Buses, Relief From Unwanted Contact, By Marc Lacey, New York Times, February 11, 2008]
Of course, it’s no better when Mexicans relocate to America. In Greenfield California, concerned parents had to call ICE because of foreign men harassing local girls on their way to school, resulting in the deportation of 39 Mexicans. [A Town Divided / INS deports 39 after schoolgirls and parents complained of harassment, sparking debate on racism and sexism in Salinas Valley, By Maria Alicia Gaura, SF Chronicle, April 16, 2001]
Washington is also importing misogyny from the Middle East. Syria has recently been headlining the news, with its brutal civil war having created two million refugees. President Obama invited 2,000 displaced Syrians to America as refugees several weeks ago, but that number will soon be seen as niggardly in light of the mushrooming camps in the Middle East.
Admitting unspecified Syrians will open America’s doors to even more of the worst sorts of war criminals, jihadists—and Muslim enemies of women.
As reported by Andrew Doran, who worked for the U..S. National Commission for UNESCO at the State Department
Young women who are members of religious minorities have been particular targets of the rebels. “We are expecting they will come night or day to cut off our heads or rape us,” says one of the Syrians. One tells the story of an Alawi teenage girl who was raped and murdered by the rebels, her body tied to the bumper of a car that was driven through the streets of Homs. The rebels shouted warnings to helpless onlookers: “This will be your daughter if you oppose us!” There were many rape survivors. They had looked into the vacant eyes of rape and other trauma victims–eyes that stared blankly back at her, the divine spark extinguished by unspeakable violence. “Some of these girls have been mute for two years.”
The other side in Syria is just as bad:
According to the UN, forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad routinely rape or threaten to rape women, men, and children whom they suspect have ties to rebels—usually during raids, at checkpoints, and in detention centers. One female detainee interviewed by the UN commission was forced to perform oral sex during interrogations, while another was told her children would be killed if she didn't have sex with her captors. The threat of rape is also used in intelligence gathering. According to the UN report, two women held in separate Damascus prisons "were told by their interrogators that their daughters would be raped if they did not confess. A nurse held at a police station in Damascus was threatened with gang rape if she failed to reveal whom she was treating."[ "We Made Them Suck Their Own Blood off the Floor:" Assad's Other War Crimes, By Mariah Blake, Mother Jones, September 12, 2013]
To see the future, American feminists should look to the horror of immigration turning Europe Islamic, and the accompanying decline in freedom and safety for women.
In Britain, gangs of Muslim men routinely groom white teens for prostitution because the Koran teaches that sexual slavery is totally permissible and expresses Islamic family values. Last year Muslim gang members were sentenced in Britain for abducting and raping two girls as a part of their Eid holiday celebrations.
Worse, British police have systematically covered up the Muslim violence against women and worsening crime generally because of Political Correctness or fear of the Islamophobia accusation. As a result of minimal punishment, Muslim unfriendlies have become even bolder, as exemplified by the beheading in broad daylight of a young British soldier on a London street last spring.
From Scandinavia, the intellectually curious have known about the “Muslim Rape Wave” for years, thanks to the 2005 report from the blogger Fjordman. [Muslim Rape Wave in Sweden, FrontpageMag.com, December 15, 2005] A more recent study found that 90 percent of violent rapes in Oslo were committed by Muslims.
In June 2011, Norwegian human rights activist Hege Storhaug toured Canada to discuss the effects of Muslim immigration in Europe. She sat down for a video interview [YouTube] with VladTepesBlog and discussed how the hostile Muslim influx has changed the lives of young women for the worse. ." I transcribed this in June, 2011
"There is no doubt that the freedom, the level of freedom I had as a young woman, young women in Norway will not have, and don't have actually today and they will not have it in the future, as far as I can see. So the freedom for women in Europe is going backwards."
"Girls in school, they are mocked by Muslim boys and they dye their hair black, yes. Blondes are dying their hair black, that is correct. And some of them also move to other parts of Oslo to be let alone.”
You can have substantial Islamic immigration or you can have women’s equality. But not both. As Islam scholar Clare Lopez has commented, “Islam without misogyny cannot exist.” [Michael Coren and Clare Lopez discuss women and Saudi Arabia, vladtepesblog.com, Tuesday, July 31, 2012]
Similarly, we often hear the myth that Indians are model immigrants, but the everyday contempt toward women on the Subcontinent is pervasive and dangerous. India has been roiled over the last few months about a horrific gang rape and murder last December of a young student. A detail of barbarity: one of the attackers ripped out the victim’s intestines.
The death penalty is rarely used in India, but on September 13 Judge Yogesh Khanna sentenced four murderers to be executed, saying the attack "shocked the collective conscience" of India. He further noted, "In these times, when crime against women is on the rise, the courts cannot turn a blind eye toward such gruesome crimes."[4 men given death sentences in India gang rape, By Shivani Rawat and Katy Daigle, Associated Press, September 13, 2013]
Evidently Indian women’s quest for social equality–not to mention safety–is still a work in progress.
And do Indian immigrants import their anti-woman ways when relocating to the US? One indicator is the continuing practice of selecting males using modern birth technology among south Asians residing in Silicon Valley.
While abortion might have been the common medical procedure available for sex selection in the early 1990s, one of the methods advertised among ethnic communities today is PGD–preimplantation genetic diagnosis.
Steinberg, the medical director of the Fertility Institutes of Los Angeles, uses PGD to harvest fertilized embryos, identify their sex after a few cellular divisions, and implant the chosen gender. Chinese and Indian couples from the Bay Area, who pay up to $18,000 per attempt to have a boy, are a major source of his clients, Steinberg said. It's a boy! Asian immigrants use medical technology to satisfy age-old desire: a son, San Jose Mercury News, January 7, 2009
Liberal Berkeley was shocked a few years ago to find that local Indian landlord Lakireddy Bali Reddy shared his homeland’s penchant for sexual slavery when one of the teenaged girls he imported turned up dead from a bad heater. The girls were forced to provide repairs and maintenance in Reddy’s rathole apartments as well as sex, after being fraudulently admitted under H-1b visas.
Washington has not regarded women’s safety (or anyone else’s) as an important issue. One measure is the periodic release of foreign criminals into American communities after prison if their home countries refuse to accept the deportees. In September a GAO report noted that 2,837 convicted criminal alien sex offenders were let go because of the Supreme Court ruling (Zadvydas v. Davis, 2001) that dangerous foreign criminals cannot be jailed indefinitely.
Turning diplomatic screws on miscreant source countries could easily fix this situation, but the State Department has long forgotten its core mission of protecting American interests. Congressmen Ted Poe and Lamar Smith have each tried to fix this outrage, but with no success.
Of course not every diverse person from a Third-World backwater is a macho piggyman. But when the government is importing millions of them, the accumulated misogynous norms of behavior will show up in more crimes and discrimination against women. The demographic bulldozer will increasingly make American women’s rights harder to maintain.
Elite feminists regularly complain about the “war on women” (by Republicans, that is). They should instead focus on the expert anti-women warriors—namely Third-Worlders whose cultures have oppressed women for thousands of years and haven’t changed at all.
Elite feminists need to wake up and smell the crime scene—and get the message: not all diversity is equal.
Brenda Walker lives in northern California and blogs about immigration and culture in LimitsToGrowth.org. She regards herself as a feminist, although of the Second Amendment variety.