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May 27, 2007

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Jeffersonian

The paradox is that, by making Western feminism so extreme and alien, Western feminists effectively abandon the women who are among the most oppressed on the face of the planet.

David

A great many academic feminists have little apparent interest in real sexual oppression. They are, however, very keen to be seen fighting theoretical battles that concern only their immediate peers. It’s the postmodern way.

The Barefoot Bum

I think Sommers misses the mark. One can usually infer that the main topic of an article is what the author considers the most important. It's telling that Sommers considers the supposed failings of all of Western feminismhastily generalized from the writing of a fewto be considerably more important than the actual oppression of women in Islam.

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