March 12, 2016

International Women’s Day poster reveals feminism's radical left-wing agenda

David MenziesMission Specialist

If you didn’t get a chance to take part in International Women’s Day this month, all you need to know about it can be gleaned from the poster promoting the Toronto celebration.

Entitled, “All Women Rise Up”, here’s how International Women’s Day is being marketed by the radicals these days:

“No to violence & hate. Rise to Reconciliation Now. No to racism & Islamophobia. Black Lives Matter. No to poverty. Justice on the Job.”

What? Nothing about climate change? And why does Islamophobia warrant special mention?

At the risk of committing an act of “Islamaphobia”, may I denounce the blatantly anti-woman policies found in many Islamic nations? Honour killings, female genital mutilation, Sharia law, second-class rights, the forced wearing of the burka?

I guess most Islamic nations are populated by non-Caucasian people who speak and dress differently than those in the West though. There’s nothing more terrifying for a progressive lefty than being labelled racist or culturally-insensitive.

The fine-print on that poster for the Toronto event says the shindig was organized by the Centre for Women AND Trans People. Apparently, the only men hardcore feminists embrace are former men now posing as Franken-females.

Last I checked, transsexuals aren’t warmly embraced in Islamic regimes either. Way to go, radical feminists! You’ve just hopped into bed with the mongoose and the cobra.

Is it any wonder an increasing number of women recoil when asked if they’re feminists?

The feminist movement in general and International Women’s Day in particular, isn’t about promoting equality between the sexes but about advancing a radical left-wing agenda that most reasonable people find repugnant.

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commented 2016-12-16 16:23:35 -0500
Any woman in a free society that takes no offense at other women walking around in mobile prisons is a traitor to women’s rights.
commented 2016-03-15 08:23:42 -0400
hasn’t affirmative action already failed?
commented 2016-03-14 19:51:56 -0400
Why does everything always has to have a label? A “feminist” wants equal rights for women & men, well the last time I checked I believe the majority of people are in agreement, but they don’t identify under any label, instead common sense & respect for each other are the rules here.
Why is it then that you so called " feminists" never criticize the perpetrators of women’s rights in Muslim countries & elsewhere wherever it may be even in Canada, that’s what you should be addressing & directing your attention to. Yet you are all silent when these attrocities occur. Your feminist equal rights only seem to kick in gear when you want to criticize the “right” in the West & only apply to non Muslims, so get off your high horse & walk the walk or don’t talk the talk.
commented 2016-03-14 15:58:19 -0400
Feminism was created by marxists looking to destroy the west from within. Its goal is to destroy the family unit and marginalize men, thus paving the way for government to adopt this role. Feminists are enemies of humanity, though its adherents, like our pretty PM, are mostly too stupid and selfish to realize this. Women of quality are instinctively repelled by feminism’s overtures to their pettiness and predilection to victimhood.

Google Betty Friedan, the closet communist who started it all with her 1963 book ‘The Feminine Mystique’.
commented 2016-03-14 13:22:00 -0400
What do you mean Glenn?…Like Ezra supports Islamic feminists but not radical secular Marxist feminists? If so, can you blame him or them? Is it not true that there are many areas where feminism is no longer needed and, yet, a few where it is still essential…in fact around the world outside of our protected shores and our specific culture? The fact is, there is not ONE male BUFFET as you call it…men are very different from one another, so feminism has more refined work to do in areas where certain cultural and religious groups of men are still insufferably authoritarian, cruel and despicable in their actions towards women…everyone isn’t the nice guy you are Glenn ☺
commented 2016-03-14 04:50:50 -0400
Most women are buffet feminists…..they select which issues they support and just shut up about the ones they don’t.
commented 2016-03-13 23:39:52 -0400
It’s important to remember that this female-insanity is couched in feminist white middle class privilege. The freedom to chose to abort also includes the freedom to chose to live in subservience, submit to medieval punishments, and to live in isolation and ostracism. This is the sort of insanity that is deeply ingrained and can only be removed by destroying its practitioners. Better to go to war than allow this to continue much longer.
commented 2016-03-13 19:30:16 -0400
Islamophobia not allowed? Then you who call yourself “feminists” need to see this…makes me rather Islamo-furious!

thank you Nathan for recognizing the difference:

“the agenda of radical feminists” is leftist entirely and actually has little emphasis on women’s rights or they could not ignore the abuse of so many women today,notably those mentioned above and also many other women who are still not equal. They are actually political Marxists FIRST AND FOREMOST and this shows when they refuse to acknowledge the evil of Islamism and rather defend the ideology that has waged terror and slavery on the world for 1400 years, ,
INSTEAD OF DEFENDING WOMEN. They have really little interest in suffering women but rather in rewarding leftist abusers of women like Bill Clinton and others. They are largely ATHEISTS.

Feminism’s (“radical agenda”-does not exist)…the real feminism is not radical but entirely rational and full of common sense…and often religious-based…and is very concerned with Islamic violence against women and is usually quite conservative and also concerned with the plight of women in, for example, very fundamental Christian or Mormon circles where their rights are extremely limited and controlled (i.e. Biblical Womanhood doctrine)…These feminists have no interest in radical SECULAR or Atheistic feminism (Marxism) at all, and are more often focused on religious bigotry against women that still is alive and well in many religions, including Islam…even atheism for that matter.

If the truth were acknowledged, Ezra Levant, in bringing Raheel Raza to speak on the Rebel for Honor Diaries, was acting as a feminist male…and we need more of them!…this is what I mean by conservative feminists. They are first and foremost in favour of justice, freedom and fairness, not political agendas…right or left. In order for “real” feminists to have free speech we need conservatives to realize that there is a DRASTIC difference between politically left radical secular “feminism” and plain old conservative feminism, realizing there are enclaves where women are still suffering inequality. Any one here get it? Not all women are able to access the leftist system to enable their equality as is proven by this radical groups’ demand that there be no Islamophobia. This alone keeps Islamic female prisoners (or others in religious circles) from getting any help from them or their political counterparts.

If you don’t still get it just remember that in Justin Trudeau’s world Christians need not apply and that “they are the worst part of Canadian society”. So little wonder they need a feminist agenda that operates outside politics…and we know he will ‘ABSOLUTELY NOT’ consider for special status persecuted Christians and Yazidis from Syria…in bringing in his refugees.
commented 2016-03-13 18:51:56 -0400
celebrating the burka on women’s day. Feking insane. The burka in western society has put women back 50 years
commented 2016-03-13 11:43:28 -0400
@ Nathan W

““the agenda of radical feminists” rather than “feminism’s radical agenda”. "
Essentially interchangeable
commented 2016-03-13 11:24:55 -0400
I think it would be more fair to portray this as “the agenda of radical feminists” rather than “feminism’s radical agenda”.

I can definitely distinguish between the two. I’m definitely a feminist in the traditional senses, approving of things like equal pay for equal work (including laws to help enforce it), maternity benefits (accessible for either mom or dad), efforts to reduce the risk of sexual assault (without allowing a mere accusation to destroy a man) and explicit endeavours to help shatter the glass ceiling.

HOWEVER, some feminists have gone truly nutjob crazy. Fail to endorse anything straying from the victim narrative of white man created all evil and still does, and you’ll get lynched even after expounding at length about all the excellent reasons to support traditional feminist agendas.

I’m pretty moderate, very socially liberal, but definitely willing to explain right wing economic orthodoxy at all the appropriate times. But man oh man, these SJWs these days, there are no words to explain their insanity sometimes. Like, I think it’s pretty clear that here at The Rebel I think you guys engage in too much spin at times and even sometimes bend the truth to the point of misrepresentation. But, no, you guys are definitely not nuts, you have advocacy objectives, and I understand what it’s all about, much as I wish the advocacy could be a little more honest. The SJWs? That small minority? Holy smokes man, there is no rationality with them.

Anyways, I reiterate the first point, that it would be better to portray this message in a way which dissociates the nutjobs from the more sensible feminists. Many feminists have very concise objectives which are good, correct, and easy to understand. They must not be stuffed into the same camp as the crazies.

Anyways, I think the best way to achieve objectives with regards to women’s rights in Islam is to build bridges and engage with them constructively, not to paint them as various forms of evil at all times. Perhaps this was the objective of the burka images? Trying to get the burka wearers into advocacy for women’s rights, and just not worry about the burka for now?
commented 2016-03-13 04:03:45 -0400
frankenfemales hahahahahaha!!!!!, if i ever make myself look like a woman i will wear a dress that says that right across the front of it then show up at a gay day parade just to see how they react.
commented 2016-03-13 03:19:22 -0400
Valeriy Polyakh " Being a man is not something to celebrate" What about the fact that Men pay 77% of all bills. Isn’t that something that women should celebrate how lucky they are that men are around?
commented 2016-03-13 01:21:30 -0500
So they made a pretty disgusting “holiday” even worse.
The gender itself has no value. Only the real achievements have value. Being a mother is a hard work – it’s worth being mentioned and even celebrated. Being a woman, or men, or whatever else is not an achievement, there is nothing to celebrate. Same for men – being a man is not something to celebrate. Being a father is.
commented 2016-03-12 22:05:46 -0500
These people are the one who are making all this hatred! Be sure that poltical correctness are correct! Most of these are not correct and they are just the work of the few who wants the many to be ruled by them! But now those ‘MANY’ are now talking back and fed up with this! See what’s going on in the USofA now! The many are now up against those political correctness few and soon the Law will be corrected as what it is before! Now Liberal Canadians wake up! We are Canadians not Americans!
commented 2016-03-12 18:32:37 -0500
What we are seeing in radical fenminism is the phenomenum where Progressive Social Change Becomes Regressive Ideology We’ve gone from women’s liberation to cultural misandry in 3 waves of increasingly radicalized gender Marxism.

In fact, the women’s movement in the US is largely built on carefully-crafted and self-serving myth. That of female superiority. That is the narcissism which is at the radicalized core of 3rd wave feminism. The proto-matiach of this 3rd wave gender “war” was Valerie Solanas whose 1967 publication SCUM (Society for Cutting up Men) Manifesto, argues that men have ruined the world and that women should overthrow society and eliminate the male sex. In the text, the word “SCUM” refers to empowered (and narcissistic or even megalomaniacal) women: “dominant, secure, self-confident, nasty, violent, selfish, independent, proud, thrill-seeking, free-wheeling, arrogant females, who consider themselves fit to rule the universe…”

Solanis would have been just another unremarkable psychotic axe grinder ignored by history and a society too preoccupied with self gratification to notice, – Until Solanas attempted, in 1968, to kill Andy Warhol. She missed on the first two shots and injured him on the last, and would have shot his manager if her gun hadn’t jammed. She was charged with attempted murder, assault, and diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and institutionalized. Radical Feminists of the day were outraged at this "display of gender injustice by the patriarchal oppressive establishment. So she became a 3rd wave feminist martyr and modern radicals mindlessly spew her SCUM manifesto screed as if it were their invention.
commented 2016-03-12 17:08:27 -0500
Feminism is responsible for the rapid decline of the White Race. Muslim scum just speed up the process. If you think I am Phobic then prove me wrong.
commented 2016-03-12 16:19:27 -0500
@ Andriy Lh
that was a little unnerving to say the least. but the real women there like there nose-jobs . too bad . I always liked their Romanesque noses, it’s their religious ideology I hate.
commented 2016-03-12 16:01:37 -0500
You’re on the money here. What’s happening today is virtually ANY institution of advocacy group has been hijacked by radical leftists looking for a platform to forward their agenda. Look at the text on that poster … 2/3 of what is printed there has absolutely jack squad to do with women’s issues.
I am a labor union member and sadly I see the very same thing taking place in that group. I’d say about 75% of time spent by the local is on left-wing wackiness and the the other 25% is spent (half-heartedly I might add) on improving wages, benefits and pensions (the actual purpose of any organized labor movement).
This shit is starting to depress me – I don’t see an end in sight any time soon.
The institutions have been infilTRATED.
commented 2016-03-12 15:58:18 -0500
ACUUNA commented 30 mins ago
@ Peter Netterville
bahahaha! nice list… but we need some real v-jay jay just so we can hear the irrational thinking as it ferments in a 28day cycle.

Q: Why do women have periods?

A: Because they deserve them.
commented 2016-03-12 15:26:22 -0500
@ Peter Netterville
bahahaha! nice list… but we need some real v-jay jay just so we can hear the irrational thinking as it ferments in a 28day cycle.
commented 2016-03-12 15:01:42 -0500
Acuuna, I don’t think we need to wait for a delusional feminist to show up. Michael Mann, Sean Penson, Sam Young, Robert Hewgill, or Andrew Stephensen will show up to tell us all about the error of our ways
commented 2016-03-12 14:19:19 -0500
just waiting for some delusional feminist to show up here and decry all men as misogynists and attempt to silence free speech with man-hating insults.
commented 2016-03-12 13:42:05 -0500
Angry overweight outcast lesbians’ day = same thing.
commented 2016-03-12 13:34:23 -0500
Sad but the left is everywhere , why ? they are well organized , they have endless money support from the union and leftist billionaires , it is easy to go rioting or plan rallies and gather the troop , when your only job is getting a check from the government.
commented 2016-03-12 13:34:12 -0500
Feminists haven’t been for equality since the early 1980’s ever since they demanded employment equity hiring preference for women in male dominated jobs, but did not want similar “equality” for men in female dominated jobs.

This was the same time they were fighting to uphold the historical advantage for women in gaining child custody.

In many of the Feminist run university Wimnins/Wymyns centres and programs you have men being labeled as “sub-human” and other names indicating inferiority to women, which this female chauvinism has also been shown in many pro-feminist movies and television shows.

Yet this is ignored, instead you have Feminists like Rosemary Westwood of the Metro writing regular columns about have Feminism is about equality when it is about advancing causes and benefits for women, often at the expense of discriminating against men.

If that is what is considered “gender equality” nowadays, I guess male chauvinists are for equality today as well, since they also believe it is ok to discriminate against the female gender if it benefits the male gender.

Mind you, they would never say it or try and achieve it for fear of receiving an “arse kicking” from just the typical non-feminist women who would not put up with such “gender equality” aka sexist behavior.

Not being made accountable for their sexist behavior by men is the biggest way feminists are not receiving sexual equality today, such as being allowed to continually use International Women’s day to male bash, when there would be no way men today would be allowed to use a tax-payer funded event to make any form of an anti-female remark.
commented 2016-03-12 13:31:56 -0500
David absolutely true!
I’ll never support any activists period.
I’m a proud islamsaphobe and a racial profiler. You can only ignore the link so long.