BY: BEN SHAPIRO
Sweden’s government has declared itself the “first feminist government in the world.” According to their website, “A feminist government ensures that a gender equality perspective is brought into policy-making on a broad front, both nationally and internationally. Women and men must have the same power to shape society and their own lives.”
So, when that feminist government visited Iran, one might expect that the empowered women in this empowered government would be empowered enough to avoid donning the hijab, the Islamic female head covering. Nope. Meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the women universally put on headscarves.
Apparently feminism only demonstrates its strength when dealing with Western men who are willing to work with feminists, not when dealing with patriarchal societies intent on the subjugation and repression of women. As UN Watch reports, “Trade Minister Ann Linde and other female members walked before Iranian President Rouhani on Saturday wearing Hijabs, Chadors, and long coats, in deference to Iran’s oppressive and unjust modesty laws which make the Hijab compulsory.”Such a show of submission follows hard on Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lovin explaining to the world that Donald Trump represented a threat to female rights.
Can you just smell the irony coming from this scenario? These group of feminists, the first feminist ‘government’ in the world, are subjected to old, sexist traditions of the Iranian people. Kind of hilarious.