Sweden's feminist ministers don hijabs to visit Iran

PeacefulViking

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The Swedish government has sent a trade delegation to Iran to try to benefit from the opening markets after the nuclear sanctions have been lifted. The fact that the female members wore hijabs has caused controversy in Sweden. The Liberal opposition party has criticized the government for agreeing to go to Iran only on condition of the women wearing the veil and even described the veil as a symbol of the oppression of women.

The fact that the Swedish government has positioned itself as a feminist government makes the image of the female members meakly donning the islamic uniform pretty remarkable. You can find pictures in the link.

https://www.unwatch.org/walk-shame-swedens-first-feminist-government-don-hijabs-iran/
 


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What is the problem here? My nanny and I happily wore them we visted Iran. I wore my Poppy one and I made an Easter Lilly one for her. Would you have preferred if they were rude and refused to wear one?
 

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What is the problem here? My nanny and I happily wore them we visted Iran. I wore my Poppy one and I made an Easter Lilly one for her. Would you have preferred if they were rude and refused to wear one?
You don't call yourself a feminist do you?
 

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What is the problem here? My nanny and I happily wore them we visted Iran. I wore my Poppy one and I made an Easter Lilly one for her. Would you have preferred if they were rude and refused to wear one?
It is a sad state of affairs. Recall a truly strong, truly self-empowered woman visiting these Imams:


"... Thats enough. I'm tired, stop.

ORIANA FALLACI. Please, Imam: I have to ask many more things. This "chador" for example, they put him to come to her and that she imposes on women, I say, because it forces into hiding like bundles under a garment uncomfortable and absurd with which you can not work or move? Yet even here, women have proved to be equal to men. As men have fought, have been imprisoned, tortured, like the men who made the Revolution ...

RUHOLLAH KHOMEINI. The women who made the Revolution were and are women with the Islamic dress, elegant women and not rigged like her who go around all discoveries trailing a retinue of men. Owls that they make up and go out on the street showing the neck, the hair, the forms, have fought the shah. They never did anything good ones. They never know to be useful neither socially nor politically nor professionally. This is because, uncovering, distract men and trouble them. Then distract and disturb the other women.

ORIANA FALLACI. It is not true, Imam. Anyway, I am not referring only to a garment, but what it is: namely segregation where women were rejected after the Revolution. The very fact that they can not study at university with men, for example, or work with men, or swim in the sea or in the pool with the men. They must jump to part with the "chador". By the way, how do you swim with the "chador"?

RUHOLLAH KHOMEINI. None of this concerns you, our customs do not concern you. If you don't like the islamic dress you are not obliged to wear it, since it is for young women and respectable ladies.

ORIANA FALLACI. This is very kind of you, Imam, since you tell me that, I'm going to immediately rid myself of this stupid medieval rag. There !

But tell me: a woman like me who has always lived among men showing neck and hair and ears, which was at war and slept with the soldiers at the front, do you consider an immoral woman, a little old woman respectable? knows that his conscience.

RUHOLLAH KHOMEINI. I do not judge cases personally, I can not know if his life is moral or immoral, whether they perform well or not with the soldiers in the war. But I know that in my long life I have had confirmation of what I said. If there were this garment, women could not work in a useful and healthy. And even men. Our laws, laws are valid.

ORIANA FALLACI. Including the law that allows a man to take four wives, Imam?

...."


Khomeini Interview - Oriana Fallaci (translated through Google)
 

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Do their female people remove theirs when they come to Sweden?
 

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When in Rome. You don't go to people's house and then disrespect them. It's nice to see that the Swedes are at least aware of the concept, there's still some hopes they'll start applying it in their own country at some point.

For all the political posturing, when the sh1t got real enough the borders did get closed for the un-ID'd people at Oresund and the residences are given as temporary nowadays.
 

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When in Rome. You don't go to people's house and then disrespect them. It's nice to see that the Swedes are at least aware of the concept, there's still some hopes they'll start applying it in their own country at some point.

For all the political posturing, when the sh1t got real enough the borders did get closed for the un-ID'd people at Oresund and the residences are given as temporary nowadays.
Apparently, asking Muslims to follow western liberal custom when in the west is "Islamophobic".
 

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You don't call yourself a feminist do you?
No I consider myself a Pro-Feminine Complimentarian, and there is some over lap between that position and Feminism.

I just asked our nanny who happily worse a hijab in Iran if she considers herself a Feminist and she has answered "I guess".

Anyway I don't see how espousing Feminism excuses from the basic rules of politeness.
 

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No I consider myself a Pro-Feminine Complimentarian, and there is some over lap between that position and Feminism.

I just asked our nanny who happily worse a hijab in Iran if she considers herself a Feminist and she has answered "I guess".

Anyway I don't see how espousing Feminism excuses from the basic rules of politeness.
It continually amazes me how feminists complete the mental gymnastics that allow them to submit to those things that would otherwise send them into fits of rage.

"Men don't tell me how to dress! I will go naked in public to assert my equality!" becomes "just following custom norms by covering myself head to toe."
 

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There's no way that there isn't something pathological about this hypocritical, subservient, behaviour.

Dealing with the west:



Dealing with Islam:


Before she was allowed to deliver a message that "we're all the same," Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne was forced to sit in the back corner of a Mosque all by herself while the Muslim men prayed.


And I wouldn't mind, but it doesn't stop at funny pictures. The same dynamic applies to protection of women in a real sense...women who're even looked at wrongly by western men, protect! Women who are raped/mutilated/killed by men from other cultures....lalalala *fingers in ears*
 


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