Today was a traveling day for me. Up and out by 5 am, shitty weather causing inordinate delays. So by the time I got on my second flight at 2:30, I decided to pick up some brain candy. I needed a break. I had had enough of Fred Barnes, Ayn Rand, Fallaci and the latest bogus indictment in Durham.
There was a time I was a ferocious reader of all those long ago vestiges of fabulousness -- the fashion books,--Vogue, W, Elle, Paper etc. When they lost touch with reality, I lost touch with them and while I consider myself and my closet the most glam, fab oasis of one of a kind fashion pieces, the lefty sucking up at those magazines drove me to feed my fashion fix elsewhere.
Anyway, I decided to pick it and look it over to see if Fall had anything clever, coy, or sexy up her sleeve. Imagine my delight when I stumbled upon a review of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s book (!)
Vogue Magazine, the largest selling women’s fashion magazine, in America deigned to review Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s book. This is shocking considering the scant attention Vogue pays to the essential issues of the day, the war and any women of substance and particularly the black out on women center right.
Madison Avenue lives in the same alternative universe as Follywood. So what happens when they hit the brick wall of terrible reality? Cognitive dissonance. Imagine my dismay upon completing Megan O’Grady’s review below (it was not on their online site so I transcribed it for you);
In the early nineties, Ayaan Hirsi Ali fled her native Somalia – and an arranged marriage to a man she barely knew – and made her way to the Netherlands, where she has since become an outspoken member of parliament and an author (it was the film of her screenplay, Submission, that resulted in director Theo van Gogh’s murder.) Her new work The Caged Virgin: An Emancipation Proclamation for Women and Islam (Free Press) is both an indictment of the repression she escaped and a call for democracies to address the subjugation of women within their growing immigrant communities. The examined life, we’re reminded, isn’t just worth living: It’s worth fighting for.
Huh? I think they are sucking down way too may antidepressants over there on Madison Avenue. Read it again. Not one mention of Islam, the brutality exacted on Muslim women or the barbaric practice of female clitorectomy. Hirsi Ali was a victim of this mutilation.
And notice the new leftoid buzzword. "immigrant". “Immigrant" is the new euphemism for Muslim. This holds for the European papers too, immigrant rioting, immigrant honor killings, France car burnings - immigrant. You get the idea. The whole objective of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s work is whitewashed, completely ignored. The whole point of the book. “The examined life”? This is what the free, thong twisting, stiletto wearing O'Grady thinks Hirsi Ali is doing? She is trying to expose the horrors of Islamic extremism.
Islamic extremism declared war on America. Islamic extremism murdered 3,000 innocent Americans. The
very war that
Hey Anna NuclearWintour , shame shame shame on you, bee-yatch.