July 13, 2007, - 7:25 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
The National Organization for (Ugly) Women holds its annual convention here in the Detroit area, today, tomorrow, and Sunday.
Ironically, the convention is being held in the headquarters of female subjugation in America, Dearbornistan. But don’t hold your breath for the Steinemized and Friedaned hags there to decry–or utter even a peep about–the women surrounding them throughout Dearbornistan who are nothing more than future jihadist birthing machines wearing ugly drapes over their every inch.
Instead, the NOW convention will feature alliances with fellow ugly women. A convention “highlight” from today:
Cross-Cultural Movement Building: Arab & Arab-American Women on Issues that Affect Us All, 9:30-10:45 a.m.
And maybe they’re making alliances with female pan-Islamists because, while the misogynist jihad to which Muslim women give birth is on the up-swing, the NOW hags’ jihad against men, motherhood, family, and good-looking women is almost DOA. At 41 years old, the organization looks more like 81. And all the plastic surgery in the world won’t make it relevant.
In a sign that the organization is daying a slow and sagging (bra-less–they burned them, remember?) death, they only expect 600 lesbians and men-haters, er . . . women to attend.
Lamenting the senior citizen status of this dated, anachronistic organization are front-page stories and articles in both the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit Newsistan.
The Newsistan reports that NOW can’t find anyone interested in replacing the gerontological uglies who are dying out:
“A lot of younger women see the world as equal, even though it’s not,” said 28-year-old Andrea Poliak, a Wayne State University student who is not active in any group fighting for women’s issues.
Young women who are active say they appreciate what NOW has done, but they consider themselves part of the “third wave” of feminists and say NOW is not in touch with where younger women think the movement should be going.
“I feel bad about saying this, but (NOW) is a bit dated,” said Kate Palmer, 24, of Wixom.
Mary Raveane, a 49-year-old Royal Oak woman who was a member of NOW in her younger days, is astonished so many younger women don’t want to be involved in organizations that help women get ahead. When she recently attended culinary school, she tried to get some of the younger women to join a national organization representing female chefs. But they weren’t interested.
Liberal, feminist Newsistan columnist Laura Berman–well known for her past column saying that female strippers were more worthy than female Kmart cashiers (yup, that’s “feminism”)–is very sad that NOW is on its last legs:
NOW is fighting for its life, as its membership ages and new feminists — the kind who don’t cringe at the word — aren’t easy to find.
Injustice hasn’t been killed off. Men still rule. [DS: Really? Then, how do you have your ridiculous, whiny column?] . . .
Many of its members are grandmothers now, or great-grandmothers, who want younger people to cherish their rights and the fight it took to win them.
A few young women, activists of a new generation, are still paying attention.
Julie Funke, a 28-year-old certified public accountant from Royal Oak, who has gone to a few NOW meetings, says: “They’re the coolest older ladies you’ll ever meet.”
Hmmm. I know just what she means.
Hmmm. I don’t. The members of the National Organization for (Ugly) Women are many things. But “coolest”–or even just “cool”–ain’t among them.
And BTW, speaking of not cool, don’t expect any hijab-burning sessions like the bra-burning of the ’70s. The hags have changed their tune when it comes to what they see as garments of oppression and subjugation.
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