Stop Enslaving Saudi Women Is Feminism, Not Fauxminism – Let’s Support It

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By Louise Mensch | 1:19 pm, October 7, 2016

As I write, it is the 80-somethingth day of the social media campaign to #StopEnslavingSaudiWomen and #EndMaleGuardianship.

Women in the slaver state of Saudi Arabia stand as a huge rebuke to President Barack Obama, to Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and in the UK, to Theresa May and Phillip Hammond.

For decades, the West has glossed over the barbaric sexual apartheid of the slave state where women have no rights.

They need a male guardian’s permission even to vote. They can’t drive. They must walk about in sacks.

To the incredible embarrassment of Obama, May and Hammond, who have long relied on ‘cultural differences’ as an excuse, Saudi women themselves are now directly demanding their rights.

Of course, Twitter, who gave #BlackLivesMatter its own icon, does not even allow #StopEnslavingSaudiWomen to autocomplete.

Completely not co-incidentally, they are reliant on Saudi money.

Barack Obama talks about civil rights for African-Americans, and rightly so, but he bowed low to the King of Saudi Arabia, who enslaves women. He’s a hypocrite.

Saudi Arabia is a slaver, torturer state, and Democrats and Republicans, Conservatives and Liberals, are complicit in doing nothing about this slavery.

They are ISIS with an embassy.

Heat Street will publish something on Saudi Arabia every week, and hopefully more often, until women in the Kingdom receive basic human rights.

You might call this campaign #BringBackOurGuts.

While Western “feminism” has dissolved to the point where US official Susan Polgar is trying to force non-Muslim chess players into hijabs to placate Iran (see embeds), and other fauxminists are busy whining about sexy costumes in computer games and Jumanji, the miserable women of Saudi Arabia are kept in chains and the ‘safe space’ generation couldn’t care less.

Much of the Muslim world discriminates against women.

This is not acceptable.

Saudi Arabia is, however, by far the worst contender. It is the worst of the worst, worse even than ISIS.

And it is intolerable that the American and British establishments enable the enslavement of our dear sisters in Saudi Arabia.

Barack Obama in particular ought to feel real shame.

His campaign for racial justice is utterly meaningless while he honors those who keep women slaves – an entire nation of them.

Under each black shroud is a suffering human being.

While the President of the United States shuts his eyes to them, this publication will not.

Because unlike the whiny fauxminists we skewer daily at Heat Street, the struggle for the women of Saudi Arabia is exactly what a real feminist looks like.