February 20, 2006, - 12:47 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
On this site, we’ve been monitoring the “women’s magazines” so you don’t have to. Here’s the latest outrage in what your wives, girlfriends, and daughters might be reading: Marie Claire‘s March issue.
On its cover, the magazine–with Mariah Carey as its cover girl–advertises “Heroes & Hardship: Women’s Stories from Iraq,” along with the obligatory, “5 Ultimate Sex Tips.” But, inside, along with stories about America’s female soldiers fighting in Iraq, Marie Claire found it necessary to glorify “the other side.” That’s right, Iraqi insurgents. And the magazine makes great efforts to knock America and its soldiers while it’s at it.
Check out the female Iraqi insurgent portrayed by Marie Claire as a feminist, above. Does Marie Claire really believe she’s doing anything “her way”? Hello? . . . More like her FATHER’s or HUSBAND’s way (along with his three other wives, er . . . baby factories/slaves). It’s interesting that Marie Claire finds a way to transform any enemy of America who kills our soldiers to be a “feminist,” so long as she has female plumbing. Look at her outfit. Does she look like a bra-burner to you?
Especially outrageous is Marie Claire’s attempt to portray this terrorist as “peaceful” and Americans as the opposite. To wit:
Faiza, 31, assists . . . during battles with American forces. “I had training from my neighbor . . . he taught me how to shoot a Kalshnikov.” Faiza . . . shows no fear of putting herself in harm’s way. “We are back up for the men. If they need anything, we will be there to help.”
Most of Faiza’s time, however, is spent bonding in more peaceful ways. They attend weekly mosque and religion classes together, as well as making pilgrimages and elaborate meals on the calendar days that honor the martyrs. . . . According to Faiza and the other women, little good has come from the American presence in Iraq. “The Americans have not come to bring us freedom, they have come to occupy our country,” says one. “Freedom is handcuffs, and democracy is prisoner hoods,” says another.
These women, by the way, are Shia–not Sunni–insurgents, follow terrorist Imam Muqtada Al-Sadr, now in the new Iraqi government. Guess they forgot about the handcuffs, hoods, decapitations, mutilations, amputations, and mass murders of Saddam Hussein.
And so did Marie Claire. Which is supposed to be in America–its English language headquarters are in New York (but also comes in French).
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