While women overseas face true oppression, Western feminists dream up petty hashtags

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
by Christina Hoff Sommers
August 25, 2015

In August 2014, 12 members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard charged into 28-year-old artist Atena Farghadani’s house, blindfolded her, and took her to prison. She had posted a satirical cartoon on Facebook to protest proposed legislation to restrict birth control and women’s rights. Farghadani has since been found guilty of “spreading propaganda” and “insulting members of parliament through paintings.” She has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Farghadani is one of millions of women whose basic rights are being ruthlessly violated. In countries like Iran, Yemen, Egypt, and Cambodia, women are struggling for freedoms most women in the West take for granted. But American feminists are relatively silent about these injustices — especially feminists on campus…Today’s young feminist activists are far too preoccupied with their own supposed victimhood to make common cause with women like Farghadani. READ MORE

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