BAREFOOT AND PREGNANT….Conservative columnist Kathleen Parker takes to the pages of the Washington Post today to add herself to the Dinesh D’Souza Hall of Fame: people who think that maybe the sharia-loving ayatollahs have some worthwhile social insights after all. In this case, it’s their view that women should stay home with their babies and let men take care of the world’s important business. The proximate cause of today’s rant, you’ll be unsurprised to learn, is the “humiliation” meted out to the West by Iran’s release of Leading Seaman Faye Turney:
Just because we may not “feel” humiliated doesn’t mean we’re not. In the eyes of Iran and other Muslim nations, we’re wimps. While the West puts mothers in boats with rough men, Muslim men “rescue” women and drape them in floral hijabs.
We can debate whether they’re right until all our boys wear aprons, but it won’t change the way we’re perceived. The propaganda value Iran gained from its lone female hostage, the mother of a 3-year-old, was incalculable.
Does this barely literate frothing really deserve promotion from the syndicated ghetto Parker normally occupies? Why?