My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Monday, February 27, 2006

What ever happened to Gender Equality?

Palestinian Media Watch has uncovered a new interview on Palestinian TV with the mother of Wafa Al-bas, the 21-year-old who atttempted to cross the Erez border crossing in June 2005 with a 20-pound bomb in her underwear.
Interviewer: "How did you receive the news of Wafa's arrest?"

Wafa's mother: "When I received the news, it was hard for me. Hard."

Interviewer: "Excuse me, was the hardship in that she failed in the martyrdom-seeking operation and was arrested, or in the arrest itself?"

Wafa's mother: "The arrest itself. Her wish was martyrdom, Wafa, since she was a little girl."

Interviewer: "Meaning, you hoped she would be a martyr?"

Wafa's mother: "Her wish was to be a martyr."

Interviewer: "Did you encourage her?"

Wafa's mother: "To tell you the truth, I didn't encourage her. I talked to Wafa about the issue, about not agreeing to it because she is a girl. Were it a boy, I would have supported, but since she is a girl, I discouraged."
[PA TV, February 20, 2006]


Blogger Danté said...

Sad but true - this is normal for many.

2:11 PM  
Blogger jw said...

It is sad. The lowering of the value of male life is a harmful and dangerous part of today's society.

People viewed as less-valuable tend to view others as less valuable too; this extends throughout society creating a downward spiral of unstable thinking.

To the best of my knowledge all programs designed to fix gender equity problems are female only and rather violently female only. All people --of both sexes-- should be concerned with this. It threatens our children, our society and our species.

Sadly, you will find that all of the NGO's support the female only view of gender equity. Here in Canada and in the States this translates as spending money on minor female problems while major male problems are ignored.

For example in suicide, the greatest need for research and program funding is in males: Yet, all of the research money in both countries is female only and the program money is controlled by people who see no need to extend programs in such a way as to catch suicidal males. This devaluation extends throughout our culture and into the third world as is seen in this mother who wishes to protect a daughter while being willing to sacrifice a son.


4:31 AM  
Blogger Danté said...

I meant the fact that a mother wants her children to kill themselves - regardless of the gender of the child.

2:26 AM  

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