The Naomi Wolf Award Goes to … Joan Scott, Misogynist


Joan Wallach Scott is an influential Princeton University historian whose poisonous brand of academic feminism sanctions Islamic misogyny in the name of cultural relativism. Her 2006 polemic, The Politics of the Veil, was an intellectually lazy attempt to shut down opponents of public veiling in France with broad accusations of racism, imperialism, and paranoia.
Salon’s Tracy [...]

A Burka is Not for Spring Break


Picture me on the Eurostar, in Brussels, Belgium. The year is 2004. There’s a veil-wearing lady sitting behind me with her friend. Like most women of a certain age, they’re chattering their heads off. Later, however, the loud conversation takes a sharp turn, when the Muslim lady pontificates about the superiority of Islam and the [...]

Buried Alive In Turkey—and Under the Burqa


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In Turkey, a father and grandfather bury Medine Memi, a sixteen-year-old girl, alive.

France denies citizenship to man with veiled wife – AP


PARIS – French authorities have denied citizenship to a man who forced his French wife to wear a face-covering veil, saying he had rejected national values of secularism and gender equality.The government has been speaking out strongly against head-to-toe veils, and is moving toward banning them in public after a long public debate over French […]

Introducing The Naomi Wolf Award


For too long, extraordinary feats of feminist moral blindness have gone unrecognized.  But now, those dark days are finally over.
Today, I am pleased to introduce The Naomi Wolf Award, affectionately known as The Howler.
The award bears the name of author Naomi Wolf, a third wave feminist who provoked a blogospheric kerfuffle last year with [...]