Monday, March 18, 2013

Behold the revolution!

Behold the persecuted Muslim woman! She’s taking cover from riot cops at a democracy protest in Sanabis, Bahrain (near Manama). Meanwhile, dull-minded conservatives hold up Hillary Clinton, Margaret Thatcher, Angela Merkel as models of female political leadership. On the left, young men are reading Marx & quoting Zizek, hoping they’ll be the next Lenin. Others are looking to women protesting naked or in sexy lingerie as the vanguard of feminism. Let’s get real! These are the teachers & leaders of revolution; these are the feminist vanguard. Revolutions are led by those who do & dare & defy power.

No offense brothers but from Egypt to Cambodia to India to Brazil to Bahrain it’s looking very much like revolutions are being led by women. It doesn’t matter much which gender leads them as long as they transform society from predatory to suitable for human life. But let the world stand witness & testify to the leading role played by mothers, sisters, daughters. Male companeros will be advised to stop hogging center stage.

(Photo by Mohammed al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty Images)

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