Sunday, December 30, 2018

REVIEW: DOCUMENTARY CONNECTS REVOLUTIONARY FEMINIST STRUGGLES IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Some people, like PCR, says women's rights have gone too far and men are being undermined. Maybe that's true, I don't know. Some aggressive feminists are certainly over the top, but how many are there, few thousand here and there, maybe? A very tiny minority.

The dialectic process: thesis - a male dominant society; antithesis -a rise in feminism; synthesis - both male and female roles have equal value and reward in society.

I read years ago about how women often made better bosses than men because they are much better at managing people.

Those that criticise feminists for going too far should look at how women have been treated throughout antiquity. In that light, a little feminist overshoot can be understood, but maybe it's time for synthesis and harmony.

When I first read this article, I was concerned about western NGO's being behind this with ulterior motives (George Soros comes to mind). But at the end of the article the Muslim feminists say they are fiercely anti imperialist and want the West out of the ME. I hope they succeed in both their causes.


In August 2014, the women of the “Women’s Protection Units” (YPJ) captured the attention of the world when they helped rescue 50,000 people from a massacre by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the Sinjar Mountains of northern Iraq.

The “Sinjar massacre,” as it has come to be known, represented the two extremes of contemporary life for women in the Middle East. On one hand, women were threatened with lifelong subjugation by Islamic fundamentalists. Yet, on the other hand, women picked up arms in defense of themselves and their sisters.

While the YPJ’s rescue operation in Sinjar was heralded around the world, it was perhaps most inspiring to the women of the Middle East, whose lives were restricted by patriarchy and could now see a way out.

The YPJ’s victory over ISIS was cemented in October 2017, when Raqqa, ISIS’s de facto capital in Syria, fell. It reverberated throughout the Middle East, giving renewed strength to feminist struggles across the region.

It is these connections that director Benedetta Argentieri highlights in her eye-opening new documentary, “I Am the Revolution,” which had its world premiere at the DOC NYC festival earlier this month.

“I Am the Revolution” follows three women in their home countries: Rojda Felat, commander of the YPJ in Syria; Selay Ghaffar, spokesperson for the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan; and Yanar Mohammed, founder of the Organization for Women’s Freedom in Iraq.




7 comments:

Konrad said...

This article is an attempt to justify the continued U.S. occupation of Syria, so the USA can steal the eastern third of Syria and create a Kurdish nation called “Rojava.”

The new nation will have 90% of Syria’s oil, and will be so staunchly allied with Israel that “Rojava” will be Israel 2.0.

The Israeli media continually praises its beloved Kurds, while Kurdish blogs continually praise their beloved Israelis. At all public rallies for “Rojava” worldwide, half of the flags are Kurdish, and half are Israeli.

And so we get stories about, “Women’s Protection Units” defending their fellow Kurds against the USA’s own terrorist mercenaries (ISIS™). These “protection units” consist of small militias that carry rifles in an attempt to scare off US-backed mercenaries that get too frisky.

Thus, according to this “documentary” I Am the Revolution, the USA must continue to occupy Syria “for the women.” The Kurds must steal a third of Syria “for the women.”

This is standard garbage. Why must the USA occupy Afghanistan? “For the women!”

This hoax is a variation on the “white helmets” hoax, the “Assad gassing his own people” hoax, the Kuwaiti “incubator babies” hoax, and so on.

All these hoaxes include "documentaries.” In 2017, Hollywood gave an Academy Award to The White Helmets hoax for best "documentary."

I Am the Revolution has been nominated for the 2019 Academy Award.

Kaivey said...

You're probably right, Konrad, there are layers and layers of propaganda. All the West wants is the oil, which they are prepared to start WW3 over.

I am hoping the Kurdish women will one day be able stop female circumcision in their society.

Konrad said...

That’s a good point, Kevin. Two thirds of Iraqi Kurds practice female genital mutilation (FGM).

FGM is also practiced among Syria Kurds, but we don’t know how prevalently. In parts of Egypt it is over 90%, and in Somalia it is 99%.

I say death to all Muslim, African, and Southeast Asian males that condone this barbaric custom.

As much as I despise feminists, this sh*t makes a raging feminist of me. And as much as I despise Israelis, at least Israel has outlawed FGM. Here in the USA, more and more states are outlawing FGM.

Half the women in Yemen have FGM. Syrian and Lebanese Muslims don’t do this shyte. Nor do Iranians except for two small and isolated areas, and even there is it not prevalent.

Inexcusable.

"All the West wants is the oil."

That and simply keeping war going. War is profitable for those involved.

S400 said...

”Some people, like PCR, says women's rights have gone too far ”

What a pussy. So what if some women are demanding this or that. It’s not like all men have stopped demanding women to be at the stove.

Konrad said...

All men are demanding that women be at the stove?

Perhaps that occurs in some countries, but not in mine.

Incidentally, calling PCR a "pussy" is "sexist" according to feminists.

Konrad said...

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is warning of a “major disaster” to the Rojava project if Syrian Kurdish forces align with President Bashar Assad following Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.

Graham tweeted that the end of Rojava would be a “nightmare” for Israel, and a “big win” for Russian, Iran, Assad, and ISIS.™

https://thehill.com/policy/defense/423128-graham-kurds-aligning-with-assad-would-be-major-disaster

S400 said...

”All men are demanding that women be at the stove? ”

Your reading skill is below average.