The recent feminist "flash mob" in Philadelphia denouncing Israel and supporting the Palestinian jihadists showed yet again the abject failure of feminism and the true face of this phony movement. And that failure has to do with more than just supporting jihadists.
In a recent television interview I gave to CTS Television's "On the Frontline with Christine Williams," Williams asked me what message I had for feminists who support the burka, etc. I said, "shame on them." And I addressed feminists themselves: "I say, shame on you. Shame on your silence when it comes to honor killings and gender apartheid."
I also said that I am not a good person to ask about feminism "because I am a male chauvinist." Feminism is a phony movement rooted in Marxist-Leninist ideology.
While feminists claim to be pursuing justice for women, it is becoming ever more apparent that their actual goal is the obliteration of justice. More precisely, their aim is to eliminate that which makes justice possible: objective standards. Instead of urging employers, for example, to adopt objective standards of merit in hiring and to apply them consistently to all candidates, irrespective of the (irrelevant) fact of gender, feminists call for the very opposite. They demand the lowering or the suspension of standards, in order to accommodate certain women.
Caroline Glick eviscerates the phony feminist movement in a recent column, "The Feminist Deception," in which she says that "the feminist label has never been solely or even predominantly about preventing and ending oppression or discrimination of women. It has been about advancing the Left's social and political agenda against Western societies." Glick adds that "rather than being about advancing the cause of women, to a large extent, the feminist movement has used the language of women's rights to advance a social and political agenda that has nothing to do with women. So to a large degree, the feminist movement itself is a deception."
The proof of that is how feminists react to genuine oppression of women. Every time they are approached after an honor killing, feminist groups defer and redirect the media inquiry to Muslim groups. Why? Is there a form of femicide acceptable to feminists?
Apparently so: Gloria Steinem's Ms. Foundation provides funding to the American Society for Muslim Advancement, one of the pseudo-moderate Islamic supremacist groups behind the Ground Zero mega-mosque. I guess Steinem doesn't care that Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is an open proponent of Islamic law (Sharia), the most oppressive system for women ever devised in human history, or that his wife Daisy Khan counsels women in how to deal positively with polygamy (multiple wives is de rigueur in Islam). These vicious, parasitical feminists are worse than useless. They are dangerous, as evidenced by the Jew-hating, pro-jihad feminist mob in Philadelphia. Do these women know that lesbians are executed in Muslim countries? Do these women know that the jihad in Israel is about Islamic anti-Semitism, not land? Do these women care about the gender apartheid in the Muslim world? How do they look at the faces of the victims of honor killing and then look in the mirror? The craven silence of feminists in the face of the left's withering criticism of my honor killing taxi ad campaign and freedom buses for apostates from Islam is a stunning indictment of their motives.
Feminists' mission by objective is not empowerment, but just the opposite: slavery. They want government-funded independence. Oxymoronic.
To say that feminism was one of the worst things to happen to women is being kind. I blame the left for the feminization of men. A woman recently wrote me that the world of male chivalry and respect for women is "gone forever," and said, "It is most upsetting as the mother of sons, you can't beat what's going on, and it's hard to watch your girl having to deal with these dudes today. The other girls have happily and nonchalantly declared themselves sex slaves. We have destroyed our young men!"
The demon seeds of the women's "liberation" movement are everywhere -- from the epidemic of single motherhood, the breakdown of the American family, the street vernacular of "bitches and hos," the emasculation of men to and the bone-crushing responsibility of being mother, father, breadwinner, chief cook, and bottle-washer. Having it all, indeed.
Damn you, Gloria Steinem. And damn every other high-minded, leftopathic feminist who cloaks herself in self-righteousness and scorn for real women of accomplishment like Sarah Palin. Damn every woman who calls herself a feminist and stands on the mall in D.C., righteous in her indignation for the late-term abortion and the right to kill viable babies (by the way, I am pro-choice -- early, that is) while turning her cheek at Islam's misogyny.
We see through you. Pamela Geller is the editor and publisher of the Atlas Shrugs website and former associate publisher of the New York Observer. She is the author of The Post-American Presidency.