Skip to comments.Rape as a Weapon of War, This Time in Israel. Why Are Feminists Silent?
Posted on 10/13/2023 7:32:19 PM PDT by Jyotishi
Screengrab from a video shot as revellers realize Hamas gunmen are attacking. Girls were raped beside the corpses of their friends.
In 2021, we were part of a grassroots team which rescued 400 women from Afghanistan. We have all, together and separately, worked on a range of feminist issues including rape, sex trafficking, honor killing, child marriage, and forced veiling. Together with thousands of other women, we have signed countless petitions and resolutions calling for freedom, justice, and safety for women globally.
We cannot understand the feminist silence about what is happening to civilian Israelis in general and to Israeli women in particular. We just quickly surveyed the online feminist media and although articles appear about women being terrorized, raped, and murdered in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Ukraine -- we could not find a single article about what has been happening in Israel, including what is happening to women in Israel. This is also true of many feminist organizations.
This silence is very deep. We fear it is the kind of silence that precedes the proverbial storm, one in which Israel will be accused of overkill, and of war crimes.
The information, the images, the first-person stories, the witness accounts -- all confirm that a massive and barbaric terrorist atrocity was launched by Islamist Hamas against civilian Israel. We know that Iran and Qatar are behind this attack, one which is being celebrated globally.
For a moment, let’s set aside the facts that the demons of Hamas have also murdered and kidnapped Israeli civilian men of all ages.
But here is something about which feminists in general and #MeToo feminists in particular are usually sensitive.
This is what we’ve all seen. Hamas beasts parading the dead body of a naked Israeli-German woman; pushing a still living Israeli woman with bloodstained pants (evidence of her having been raped), being taken hostage; Israeli female hostages being called sex slaves in Arabic by their kidnappers.
We now have some videos of Hamas men raping Israeli women, both dead and alive; the rapes are accompanied by hoarse and blood-curdling references to Allah.
While the whole world was outraged about sexual violence against Ukrainian women in Bucha, Tigrayan women in Ethiopia, Yazidi women in ISIS held territory -- apparently, not all women are equal when it comes to denouncing sexual violence.
In war, all women suffer and now is the time for the anti-colonial/anti-racist feminist movement to be united against all sexual violence. We do not have to “take sides,” support one people over another in a war-zone, in order to condemn the kidnapping of children and grandmothers -- and the raping of girls and women. And the rampant be-heading of babies. It is worrisome that we are seeing, once again, what has happened to Jewish women in pogroms century after century in Christian Europe and in the Islamic world.
The world -- and this includes all those champions of human rights and women’s rights, seems to be turning a blind eye or even celebrating sexual violence perpetrated by terrorists on Israeli Jewish women -- and upon all those who live among them.
Rape as a weapon of war, not as a spoil of war, is a war crime. The United Nations proclaimed June 19th of each year as the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. It has not condemned the terrorist attack upon civilian Israel -- including the kind and amount of sexual violence that accompanied it.
This time, the atrocities were filmed and sent to relatives and posted online as a form of snuff porn, psychological warfare. The Iran-backed war that Hamas has launched is also a religious war against Jews and the Jewish state.
Although Women across the world should unite in the face of growing conflicts and wars with one message: “We will not accept sexual violence in conflict or otherwise, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or any other factor.”
Our phones and TV screens are filled with images of Israeli women’s bodies as a conquered battleground; would you have the world turn away tomorrow when your bodies become a battleground?
Aren’t Israeli women who’ve just experienced sexual violence, public humiliation, captivity, and death worthy of our concern? Do they not deserve our compassion, outrage and concerted activism?
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Why? Because this (de)generation of femi-nein-ists are cowards and fakers.
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The savages and the feminazis are birds of a feather. For now
their heads must be ready to explode from holding two opposing thoughts in their mushbrain at the same time...
Because the issue is never the issue, the issue is always the revolution. Screaming rape to get rid of counter revolutionaries strengthens the revolution; promoting rape to get rid of Jews who are by nature counter revolutionary strengthens the revolution.
Why stand up to a violent man when you can take a dump on one who’s willing to be a door mat? You can only say no to one of them.
2 days ago code pink came out in support of Hamas
Why are the feminists silent?
Bingo. You said it better than I did.
Demonic people have no principles.
Rape as a Weapon of War, This Time in Israel. Why Are Feminists Silent?
Because in their mind those women don’t count? The Metoo movement proved that?
If liberal women are raped...or said to have been raped, then it’s a serious matter. Otherwise, meh...
Thanks, yes, here is an excerpt:
“Within hours of the Hamas attacks, the far-left feminist, ‘anti-war’ group Code Pink, posted: ‘The U.S.-backed Israeli apartheid regime inflicts daily settler violence and terror on Palestinians. Israel is an occupying force. Palestinians have every right to resist it.’”
On social media, leftist groups, including Starbucks union, blame Israel for Hamas attacks
“We cannot understand the feminist silence about what is happening to civilian Israelis in general and to Israeli women in particular.”
This is happening for the exact same reason that feminists were silent when Bill Clinton was proven to have sexually abused and harassed dozens of women over the years, and with this entire trans nonsense. Those two sets of circumstances, and the one presently being discussed in this thread, all have ripped the mask off of what feminism really is: a far left political movement masquerading as a civil rights organization. I have neither paid attention, nor given a rat’s rear end, what the feminist movement (as embodied by NOW) has said since the Bill Clinton era, as their silence was deafening. They have no credibility whatsoever, and anybody that thinks that they seriously give a damn about women’s rights is delusional.
I don’t know when the rapture will occur. I hope it is pre- trib. Most of the World will be under total Satanism. This is a preview. But, PTL, the greatest rival ever is also coming
Communism uber ales.
This is what the satanic Marxists want to do to us.
Well, feminists like to complain to get attention because the world isn’t the way they want it to be. The reality of men raping captured women in a war/terrorist operation clearly demonstrates why society has different roles for men and women. Traditionally men provide and protect women in their communities. When women feel they don’t need men to provide or protect them, then they can complain about everything that is normal male behavior. Organized and systemic rape in a war reinforces the need for traditional male societal roles to protect women. They don’t want to talk about that, so they are quiet. Of course, many feminists are obese and undesirable to men, so they maybe they don’t think anyone really wants to rape them, and it won’t happen to them, even though they constantly complain that men are harassing them.
“Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.”
There were 27 dead Americans the last I read, and I assume there are some American hostages too.
Because the feminists and the rapists have the same ultimate boss, and he is not fond of dissent in the ranks.
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