In the oppressive culture of Iran, women are mere property to be used and thrown away by their husbands like trash. Or so the English-speaking media tells you regularly. Iranian correspondent Ali Mehraspand has a different story to tell that you won’t read anywhere else.
Acid attacks are a horror that no human being should experience. The problem should never be minimized. Unfortunately, certain international groups advocating “for women” are busy minimizing the problem for damn near half of all victims, and minimizing the sexual identity of many of the attackers.
Australian website Online Opinion recently published a piece by Caitlin Roper, a victim blogger and coordinator of feminist group Collective Shout. As one might expect from an author with that resume, Roper’s article reherses the usual anti-male canards.
AVfM welcomes 17 year old Josh O’Brien, who has already figured out that the “Patriarchy” myth of privileging men over women is, well, a myth. When youngsters are already figuring it out for themselves, we have hope that this hateful notion will die within our lifetimes.