Oh my goodness, do you love this? Because we think it’s AWESOME! Not only are leaders recognizing how stupid the PC culture is, but this is the GERMAN defense minister. Angela Merkel is probably throwing a fit right now.
Germany’s defense minister refused to wear a traditional head covering during her visit with a Saudi Arabian prince, arguing that women have as much right as men do to wear whatever they choose.
Ursula von der Leyen declined to wear a hijab — a veil traditionally worn by Muslim women — or an abaya, a full-length robe, when she met with Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman al Saud in the Saudi capital of Riyadh last Wednesday, according to Sputnik International news.
“The right to choose your own clothing is a right shared by men and women alike. It annoys me, when women are to be pushed into the Abaya,” Das Bild reported Leyen as saying.
— Belal E. (@irresistibleOne) December 14, 2016
Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) has shared a responsibility for the current crisis of confidence in democracy. The grand coalition had led to a “slowness of explanation” with less violent and lively debates, the deputy CDU chairman told the news magazine “Spiegel”. The crisis was also promoted by political correctness. “Yes, the political correctness has been overridden,” said von der Leyen, “the social pressure to respond homogeneously was too high.”
There is a difference between political correctness and civilizing achievements, “a limit below which people are simply insulted, oppressed, offended, or verbally discriminated against”. In the American election campaign, this limit was underscored clearly: “We are in a negotiating process, and I think it is worth fighting for what is actually a civilization achievement.” –Frankfurter Algemeine Politik