Quote of the Day

That it’s from a Frenchman and not a deafening chorus of American feminists is an embarrassment.

…”In our country, we cannot accept that women be prisoners behind a screen, cut off from all social life, deprived of all identity,” Sarkozy said to extended applause in a speech at the Chateau of Versailles southwest of Paris.

The burqa is not a religious sign, it’s a sign of subservience, a sign of debasement—I want to say it solemnly,” he said.

“It will not be welcome on the territory of the French Republic.”

It has no business ANYWHERE.

7 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

  1. Julie says:

    I can’t imagine what it’s like being inside one of those things — “hot” and “claustrophobic” come to mind, not to mention feeling invisible.

  2. Retread says:

    Imagine the French showing more spine for women than NOW.

  3. John says:

    Once my wife (who is not American by birth) asked me why I was such a fervent supporter of Israel over the Arabs.
    I said “Simple. One side is part of Enlightenment culture. The other side wraps its women up in sheets. No contest.”

  4. JeffS says:

    That says it all, John. Last time I looked, forcing women to wear concealing clothing was a sexist act. Unless you’re Muslim, of course.

  5. Julie says:

    A missionary speaking at our church Sunday said it succinctly: the philosophy in a lot of cultures is that “women should be like water: silent, and having no shape”. You’d think he was talking about the 1st century, not the 21st.

  6. ricki says:

    Well, at least we now have proof that Sarkozy has more balls than NOW does…

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