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Dizzying Intellect » Fight As You Can

Fight As You Can

I’ll tell you what’s driving me crazy about the Aasiya Hassan murder and beheading. Apart from the obvious.

If I hear one more “conservative” react to an honor killing with “Gee, I wonder if we’ll hear from NOW this time,” I’m going to smack someone.

Newsflash. NOW is a joke. They’ve always been a joke. Blaming them for not responding to an honor killing is like blaming the UN for not reacting.

They’re useless. GET. OVER. IT.

If you care even the slightest bit about these women — and most conservatives really don’t, they just like bitching about the left’s hypocrisy — quit with the douchy snark, and try doing something about it. You can’t defeat the misogynistic bastards yourself, but you can take a tiny tip from the few liberals who aren’t all talk, and *gasp* volunteer at a women’s shelter. Or donate money or food to the women in your community who’ve had to deal with this religious/cultural fully-sanctioned abuse first hand.

It won’t make you vote democrat or morph into a granola eater, I promise.

Muslim women’s advocates consider the statement significant after years of indifference in a community which has seen only recent progress — for example, the opening of shelters for battered Muslim women in a few major cities.

“This is a horrible tragedy, but it gives us a window,” said Abdul-Ghafur, editor of the anthology “Living Islam Out Loud: American Muslim Women Speak.” “The next time a woman comes to her imam and says, ‘He hit me,’ the reply might not be, ‘Be patient, sister, is there something you did, sister? Is there something you can do?’ The chances are greater the imam will say, ‘This is unacceptable.”‘

Conservatives are the ones who always talk about being able to choose their own charities, instead of being taxed, but I don’t know a single one who actually volunteers. And it’s not like the liberals are busting their asses to help these poor women, either. It’s up to us. Put up or shut the hell up.

13 Comments

  • By Allah, February 24, 2009 @ 11:23 am

    I’m soooo tempted to link this.

  • By Tanya, February 24, 2009 @ 11:46 am

    Haha. Your readers don’t hate me nearly enough already.

  • By Allah, February 24, 2009 @ 11:50 am

    Just say the word and I’ll have a thousand angry conservatives hollering at you.

  • By Tanya, February 24, 2009 @ 11:51 am

    And still not volunteering.

  • By Allah, February 24, 2009 @ 12:01 pm

    I compromised and Twittered it. Let’s see if that does anything.

  • By Brian C, February 24, 2009 @ 12:05 pm

    “Conservatives are the ones who always talk about being able to choose their own charities, instead of being taxed, but I don’t know a single one who actually volunteers.”

    Do you mean specifically at shelters or in regards to any volunteer work? In case it’s the latter, you’ll find an enormous number of conservatives volunteering time if you look. Children’s hospitals, Rotaries, fundraisers… I’ve met many hundreds who volunteer on a weekly basis. I spent a lot of time in a local homeless shelter serving in the food service area. Do you think all the volunteers that went to help after Katrina were libs?

  • By BlackWolf, February 24, 2009 @ 12:12 pm

    Please state your stars on cons not volenteering?

    I have seen the polls that say cons out donate/volenteer at a rate of 3:1 libs.

    I personally almost got arrested for driving a bus load of volenteers to a “don’t beat me” womens shelter location AND looking “creepy”. Never mind the fact that I never hit a woman that didn’t deserve it in my life.

    Are you perhaps generalizing an entire issue by your small local experience?

    I think your statements are wholly true and justified. Put up or shut up. Its great advise for both sides.

    BlackWolf

  • By Allah, February 24, 2009 @ 12:14 pm

    Oh, and I e-mailed the link to KP. She says she’s bookmarked you.

  • By Matt, February 24, 2009 @ 12:20 pm

    “It won’t make you vote democrat or morph into a granola eater, I promise.”

    This is very true, and it’s not all that hard to gather a pile of clothes or other household stuff you’re never going to use again. I somehow seem to be able to do it almost yearly. It’s a hell of a lot less work than a garage sale.

  • By The Dean, February 24, 2009 @ 12:25 pm

    Volunteer??? That goes against the libertarian principle of “live and let live”! I would rather donate to charity than pay taxes, though.

    Also if you’re going to give fiat currency, it won’t even be worth that much in a few months (by the time they spend it) at any rate after the dollar’s collapse due to Obama’s fiscal policy.

  • By The Pajama Pundit, February 24, 2009 @ 12:27 pm

    Does linking to this post count as volunteering?

    =)

    Seriously though — well said. All too often folks get caught-up in partisan bickering and real issues (like this one) are lost to petty name-calling.

  • By Tanya, February 24, 2009 @ 2:58 pm

    I think you guys are the extreme exception to the rule, but you rock anyway. I know plenty of conservatives, and none of them ever volunteer anywhere, even for faith-based charities. I always have to go with my hippie friends or alone.

    I would suggest that Katrina and children’s hospitals are a different story from homeless shelters and soup kitchens and abused women’s charities — though still obviously just as needy and worthy — because those victims didn’t do anything to “deserve” their plight. There’s no question that they could “just get a job” or “just leave him” to make it better. That perception is a big part of the problem.

    That’s why I thought this particular group might change some minds. These women were born into that culture, and they can’t leave. There’s no way you could ever say that they “deserve” any of it.

    You guys give me hope. :o)

  • By Tanya, February 24, 2009 @ 3:00 pm

    Oh, and I e-mailed the link to KP. She says she’s bookmarked you.

    Well, there goes the last shred of my conservative cred.

    No, that’s cool. I like her, she seems very sensible. Thanks.

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