Thursday, 16 October 2014

Misogynist terrorism

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai was shot in the face by morally and intellectually primitive thugs from the Taliban because she dared speak in favour of the cause of equality for women and girls. The gangsters from ISIL and their African allies Boko Haram employ rape, torture and sexual slavery against those who dare to stray from the ideology of women's subordination in their occupied territories.

The so-called "Gamergate" fiasco, for the most part, has only occupied my attention as a farcical and pathetic exercise in feeble-minded cultural backwardness: a backlash against diversity and political insight contradicting it daring to be present in the general hobby and industry of video gaming. But these indignant temper tantrums have mutated into a much uglier exercise in intimidation and bigotry. Women are being threatened with bombings, mass shootings, rape and murder for merely exerting their right to freedom of expression by defending the presence of persons and opinions within this one realm of society's commerce and artistry. This thus reflects a misogynist terrorist ideology beholden to a seemingly limitless extent of violence; a sickness that it revels in. It is no exaggeration to refer to it as such, given that it and its apologists engage in virulent ideological misogyny comparable to that of the worst Islamic terrorist groups.

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