The Saudi Arabia of Feminism

For one supposedly intelligent dude, ASSange is a moron.

One of the grounds that ASSange was fighting extradition to Sweden was on the grounds that he ‘was likely to be extradited to the United States … and possibly executed!!11!!’.

Poor baby, but as Great Britain is so far up the butt of the good ol’ USofA, then he is far more likely to be extradited from here than from Sweden. It would be sweet if he appealed, won his ‘right’ to stay here, then got handed over to the ‘mericans. Poetic.

Anyway, his infamous quote that Sweden was the “Saudi Arabia of Feminism” is the biggest piece of oxymoronic bullshit ever. For one supposedly so smart, not so smart.

Breaking it down, ‘Saudi Arabia of Feminism’ cannot be taken to mean that Saudi is the pinacle of feminism (obviously) due to most females in the country being under Sharia Law and have very few rights at all, like leaving the home without a male relative escort or being able to drive a car. Whilst there is a feminist movement/desire there to increase the rights and freedoms for women, Saudi women want it on their own terms and not a duplication of ‘western freedoms’. Fair enough. It is up to them to decide for themselves what they want.

So what ASSange really means with the ‘Saudi Arabia of feminism’ crack is that in a country where women have few rights, he is aligning himself with the most oppressed group within that country. That’s mighty white of you ASSange.

It boils down to him, being a comparitively wealthy white dude, having to draw on the oppressions of women as a class to illustrate his (perceived) predicament and (supposed) ‘lack of rights’. That’s because white dudes are the one group on the planet with the most freedoms and lack of persecution. It is exactly the same as when dudes spew out “it was like I was raped!!!”, when most of them have no idea what it is actually like to be raped, nor do most of them live with the day-to-day threat of rape, or the consequences like pregnancy that could result from rape. It is minimising and erasing our oppression because we were born female. By one of the oppressor class no less!

ASSange. The boy is full of bullshit.

ETA: Calliope has another example of appropriation of FAAB reality.

24 thoughts on “The Saudi Arabia of Feminism

  1. ajill

    I actually loved that he said that, because I imagine Swedish women are going to dig in even harder now. Also, I want to slap his mother, who doesn’t know anything about his sex life…but those girls are SKANKS.

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  2. FAB Libber

    Yep. He managed to insult both Saudi women and Swedish women (and probably most of the world’s women) in one fell swoop.
    He has the face that only a mother could love.
    Terribly unfeminist of me, but I do want to wipe the smirk off his face in a most unlaydeelike manner.

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    1. FAB Libber

      I did make the burkha woman from scratch, but the ASSange one I nicked off teh internutz. It was the best one I could find of him that resembled him, but did not look exactly like him (because again, when I see that face…)
      I might also add that I spent more time fiddling around with the graphics than in writing the post. Priorities!! I haz none.

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  3. joy

    Loving the graphics too!

    What ASSange has probably done is confuse “feminism” with “third-wave, Americanized fauxfeminism, aka stripping and porn.” He expects “feminists” to be thin, conventionally hot white chix (with tokens if he has a fetish) dancing in underwear on poles and being totally ignorant about/purposefully obfuscating the definition of rape.

    So when the nasty ebul hairyleggers cracked down on him and his rapin’ ways, of course he experienced this as being “exactly like being oppressed!” (ie, being made to wear a burqa on his dick or something; I’m sure the idea of honor killings, eg being stoned to death by gangs of men or lit on fire by one’s own mother-in-law, never even occurred to him)

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  4. FAB Libber

    I also wanted to immortalise Sar’s comment over at FCM, regarding lefty dudes, because ASSange is teh poster boy of lefty dudes:

    There is not one whit of difference between Righty Dickwads and Lefty Dickwads. Not one.

    Neither one keeps his end of the *bargain*: RD still sexually harasses the women at work, consumes pornstitution and insists on mistresses’ abortions. LD does all these things too but has the nerve to say that he doesn’t. And to add insult to injury he claims to fight for our “rights” but actually does nothing that doesn‘t serve him first.

    Perfect.
    factcheckme.wordpress.com/2011/02/26/right-wing-women-part-2/#comment-7514

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  5. ajill

    I think you’re too hard on yourself over the writing. You have to leave something for us to say! And I’ve always believed that hokey cliche about pictures-thousand words Ok?

    Heh, Joy.

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  6. ajill

    That’s what’s so enraging about those lefty dudes. They double-shit on us. I see where that disgusting Moore (who financially backed the ASS) is being touted as a poster boy against the oil industry. It gives me a headache trying to figure out which is worse. Please don’t make me choose between the left and the toxic sludge pools because it might upset you dooodes when I come up standing in front of pickets with a sign saying “toxic sludge paid for my supper”.

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  7. ajill

    No I really just have to pull this out. It’s too good.

    “(…) (ie, being made to wear a burqa on his dick or something; I’m sure the idea of honor killings, eg being stoned to death by gangs of men or lit on fire by one’s own mother-in-law, never even occurred to him).”

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  8. veganprimate

    I always wondered how people made graphics. What sort of program do you use? The best I can come up with is to fire up Paint and approximate an etch-a-sketch.

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    1. FAB Libber

      I have a paint programme that is probably at least 12 years old. Plus, I am not that good at using it. Burkha-woman I actually constructed in powerpoint, because it has a selection of shapes. She is made of many parts!

      I really cannot do much more than simple, hence the ‘simple theme’.
      And nicking a lot of free clipart, sometimes modified.

      With things like the ASSange pic, it was hard to tell where it came from originally, so no credit or anything.

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  9. noanodyne

    Yes: “It boils down to him, being a comparitively wealthy white dude, having to draw on the oppressions of women as a class to illustrate his (perceived) predicament and (supposed) ‘lack of rights’.”
    And not just that, but using what he knows to be one of the most oppressive experiences for women and a perfect example of the reason why women are feminists in the first place. He is both comparing his predicament AND smirking at feminists and what we care about in one remark. And that he can do so speaks to what he thinks of women generally, but all the more about women who dare speak out about how women are used and abused. He counted on the ‘ol, a patriarch smirks and the world smirks with him. He didn’t count on someone with some power not being in a smirking mood.

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  10. luckynkl

    Sweden is the “Saudi Arabia of Feminism?” Gee, whatever happened to “Femi-Nazi?” Isn’t that the popular term men call women who don’t assume the position of doormat? Of course, in both cases, men are simply projecting what they are guilty of, onto women. Feminism was one of the first things to go in both Saudi Arabia and Nazi Germany. Like Assange, they were male supremacists too. So Assange has much more in common with Saudis and Nazis than feminists will ever have. Feminists don’t round up men, even if they’re rapists, and put them in concentration camps and gas them. They don’t stone them to death either. The only people who have ever been guilty of that are men.

    And that’s the bottom line. Assange is a white male supremacist. He can’t imagine a world where women have any rights or say-so at all. He can’t imagine a world in which men aren’t free to rape and get clean away with it. In fact, this boy obviously feels downright entitled to it.

    In short, me thinks thou protests too much, Assange. If you’re not guilty of the crime, then you don’t have much to fear, no? Especially if you’re extradited to the U.S. According to the U.S. Dept of Justice, 98% of women who report rape have indeed been raped. Despite these statistics, only 1% of rapists ever see the inside of a courtroom. And only 1% of that 1% ever see the inside of a prison cell. One could only wish rapists were executed! But nah, that has never happened in the U.S. Rape is the crime men are most likely to get away with, with nothing more than a slap on the wrist. And you, of course, know that, Assange, which is why you’re so indignant that Sweden had the audacity to challenge your imagined god-given right to rape women.

    And this little piggy cried wee, wee, wee all the way home.

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    1. FAB Libber

      Assange has much more in common with Saudis and Nazis than feminists will ever have.

      Absolutely. That is the other side of the coin.

      Like most lefty dudes, and he is the lefty “fwee speeeeech” poster boy, he wants ‘women in their rightful place’ and to rape/use them at will. At no cost to him. I will bet he does not even support any of his (‘love’) children either, he just wants to spread his ‘genius seed’ around the world.

      The extradition (and supposed death penalty thing) was about him being extradited to the US for treason. I don’t think the US execute for treason, even if it is on the books. I could be wrong.

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  11. maggiel101

    “And you, of course, know that, Assange, which is why you’re so indignant that Sweden had the audacity to challenge your imagined god-given right to rape women.”

    My thoughts exactly.

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  13. FabLibber / DaveSquirrel

    Over at FaceButt, where some idiot was defending ASSange, I happened to come up with a good comment for ASSange’s “it’s not rape, it’s surprise sex”.

    “It’s not arrest, it’s just surprise incarceration”

    Suck on that ASSange.

    The two women have a page on FaceButt, please show your support.
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sofia-Wilen-and-Anna-Ardin-Support-Network/124127494316321?sk=wall

    Sofia Wilen and Anna Ardin Support Network
    Please invite all your friends to this page. Why should “Anna Ardin is a lying bitch” have over 300 fans and we only have 22? All rape victims should be believed- she never even had her day in court and the world is already judging her and not believing her. Typical for what a rape victim has to experience.

    And this:
    “Rape is the only crime in which the victim becomes the accused.” -Freda Adler

    ETA: Here is the link reference to Assange’s legal team using the old rape ‘joke’ (“it’s not rape, it’s surprise sex”) for Assange’s defence. They just re-worded it “sex by surprise”. Thoroughly offensive to all rape victims.
    http://www.aolnews.com/2010/12/02/sex-by-surprise-at-heart-of-assange-criminal-probe/

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  14. Nicky

    If the USA doesn’t execute him, they’ll put him in ADX Florence Colorado and let him Rot for the Rest of his natural life. He’ll never be heard from ever again and be most likely put in the deepest prison cell, ADV Florence, co has for people like him.

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  15. FeistyAmazon

    When I saw that, ‘Saudi Arabia of Feminism’ in relation to Sweden, is just the opposite! That women have SO MANY rights, a practical matriarchy, that a mere male violator like him would get the full brunt of the law and couldn’t get away with ANY of his patriarchal predatory bullshit or privilege and would have to be just as enslaved as most women are in Saudi Arabia…like a role reversal….or Amazon Nation. Yeah, I can see Amazons poking at him with their swords and staves!

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