I interrupt my work on an important blog post to bring you the images below. Can you tell the difference between the two? The first, of course, is the now infamous image of female Swedish government representatives wearing head-scarves during a meeting with Iranian government leaders in Iran. The second is an image of Ivanka and Melania Trump wearing hideous head-things during a meeting with the Pope in Rome.
You will note something else also: In Iran, the women are wearing clothing that fully covers the body, jackets, cardigans, and … PANTS!!! These clothes are also functional street wear in cooler climates. If it was autumn in Stockholm, or in Moscow, there would be very little to note about the outfits. This is important because there is nothing bizarre in what they have been forced to put on. A woman could still function normally in these clothes, and, in cooler weather, be completely comfortable.
Now look at the second image, the one of the Trump women. Look at Melania, a normally beautiful woman. What she is wearing on her head is, from my perspective, a typical mandilli – a headscarf worn by Greek widows. Her dress is black, and hideous, and also in the style of a Greek widow. From what I know, Italians have very similar customs the Greek one, and so I also assume that this lovely, not-yet widowed woman has been forced to dress like a widowed Italian matron. Ivanka looks like the anti-bride, that is, a woman who has mistaken a funeral for a wedding.
Which set of women has face the greater humiliation in their respective meetings?
All right, now let us look at something else. In Iran, women go to university, work in high technology, in the media, in medicine and science. Iranian women coming out of Iran tend to be extremely well educated in comparison to their western counterparts. The husbands they are married to also tend to be love matches. I met one couple who were so into matching everythings that it was almost nauseating – and the husband was the one waiting on his wife hand and foot.
Now let us look at the conservative/alt-/far-right view of women. I think that Ivanka/Melania photo tells it all. Are these women dynamic? No. What they are is submissive, and the wet-dream of man-boys who can’t handle strong women. The submissive conservative woman is not encouraged to pursue education and work in the sciences, medicine and media. She must perfect her homemaker skills, have supper ready when her husband gets home, and keep the kids clean and quiet. Most of all, she must dress herself up like the piano-tuner’s monkey image we see of Ivanka below – a fairy princess clad in black so the other men don’t get too turned on, while a more mature woman needs to dress like a the shriveled prune illustrated by Melania.
Do you understand why the far-left is more open to Islam than it is to western conservatism when it comes to women’s rights? They see women in progressive Islamic cultures becoming doctors and researchers, being fully utilized a thinking human beings, and then they look at man-boys in the west who advocate keeping women at home cooking and cleaning. The truth is, western women know exactly what conservative/alt-/far-right male-dominance culture is all about, while they only see a smattering of images depicting Islamic male-dominated culture.
The fact is, both are odious and dangerous to women, and it is utter stupidity to run from one into the arms of the other. The two images below should serve as a warning that western conservatism is no different under the skin than hard-line Islam is. Take another look at what western conservatism has done to the beautiful Melania, and realize that this is what it has in store for all women who are stupid enough to run to it for cover.
Also, watch the video in the following link, if you can stomach it. It will show you how women who have already been brainwashed into believing in right-wing values think.
Swedish Women in Iran:
The Beautiful Melania, Humiliated