A Profile in True Feminism

We have people like the Daily Beast editor Tina Brown presupposing that conservatives can’t be feminists because female genocide abortion is the litmus test for whether or not a woman can be considered a conservative (denying choice to women by way of monopolizing the definition on a completely arbitrary standard? How very unfeminist!) – which makes the story of Ayaan Hirsi Ali so refreshing and truly empowering. From Big Government:

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is the author of Infidel, a deeply personal account of her disillusionment with and rejection of her Muslim upbringing, as well as her latest book Nomad, which chronicles her continuing journey. She also collaborated with late film director Theo Van Gogh on the short documentary filmSubmission, the release of which resulted in the brutal assassination of Van Gogh by a homegrown Dutch Islamic jihadist and ultimately drove her from the Netherlands because of her inability to find adequate security there. She continues to be an outspoken critic of the subjugation and mistreatment of women under fundamentalist Islam, and the AHA Foundation which she founded aims to combat “several types of crimes against women, including female genital mutilation, forced marriages, honor violence, and honor killings.”

A must-read.