I normally ignore al Jazeera because they’re so crazy … but while working on something for my job, I came across an ironic feminist gem. I couldn’t ignore this one.
“This film is not to be made seemingly progressive or feminist because it presents a female CIA agent as central to the demise of Osama. Nor should any of us think that it is ‘good’ that Maya is female, or that several females had an important hand in the murder of Osama. There is nothing feminist in revenge,” wrote Zillah Eisenstein in her Jan. 21 op-ed.
Hold on a second, did she just say feminism isn’t about revenge?!?! LOLCATZ
If feminism isn’t about revenge, why are they constantly whining about patriarchy and how women need to take back the culture and lock up all men and blah, blah, blah.
But it gets better. Eisenstein continued to bemoan the feminist injustices of this movie. “Maya is not believable to me. She is an awful stereotype: a driven, obsessive woman, alone with no friends.” I didn’t realize that there is a stereo-type of the driven, obsessive women with no friends, but what would I know? I’m just a mindless conservative.
But the real question is … shouldn’t feminists LOVE Zero Dark Thirty? As one of my co-workers stated about the movie, “She’s the only person with a brain.” This woman was the central and key figure to an imperative CIA operation that will be a major part in American history. On top of this, women are CEOs, writers, journalists, government officials, and soldiers, something women wouldn’t have been able to do fifty years ago.
Oh wait, this is al Jazeera I’m talking about. Of course they hate Zero Dark Thirty.
This feminist can’t see past her racial-centric lenses. According to her, this is just another imperialistic (white) ploy for evil America to take over the world.
In reality, Eisenstein continues to prove the feminist stereo-type of -- if you don’t agree with me, you’re not a feminist -- just like Naomi Wolfe does consistently, and just like Jezebel did a few weeks ago.
One last question … when exactly did al Jazeera start caring about women’s rights?