Uppity, Feminist Journalist Meets Muslims, Gets Arrested, Hilarity Ensues

-By Warner Todd Huston

A left-wing, uppity, feminist, English journalist, a woman quixotically named Cinnamon Heathclote-Drury , got her world turned upside down over the last few months and her own liberalism is what did her in. One has to feel for her, of course, if only a little bit. But still laughter is far quicker to hit you before sympathy comes.

So, imagine the scene. A loud-mouthed, British, feminist journalist sees a woman in a hijab loading a large number of groceries onto the store conveyor belt at check out. She begins fuming with feminist ire because this Muslim woman’s husband stands idly by doing nothing to help the overworked woman load the groceries.

Femi-journo can take it no more and just has to say something. She brusquely confronts the man telling him that his wife needs to help loading the merchandise. She pushes past the man and starts helping the hijab-clad woman herself because, “This is what feminism’s about – women helping women.”

As it happened, neither the Muslim man nor his wife much appreciated the “social lesson” the uppity journalist thought to teach them. And, as so many Muslims in Britain do, they proceeded to play the Brit’s liberalism against them. The couple cried racism and had the journalist arrested for a “hate crime.”

This is so funny on so many levels.

First of all this journalist imagined herself to be the very paragon of liberal principles. She’s the queen of feminism, she’s all-knowing about the plight of the brown peoples. Why she is the perfect liberal human. Just ask her. Yet, here she is accused of racism? Of a hate crime?

How can it be?

We must realize, of course, that this Muslim man’s indifference to his wife’s toils is a typically Muslim cultural thing. The groceries would be “women’s work,” after all. Women are second-class citizens in many Muslim cultures. And in the male dominated Muslim world woman do all the work for the home and children. Everything.

But this feminist woman thought she was going to bully this man into following her ideas of how he should comport himself. Yet, even as she thought she was giving this male chauvinist a lesson in the niceties of western liberalism, her own ideology is the one responsible for allowing countless undocumented immigrants into her country, allowing them to not only bring their backwards, chauvinist ways to her local grocery store but has also told these invaders that their culture is just as good as the west’s, that he has no reason to change.

Her liberal ideology is responsible for giving this Muslim couple no reason at all to adopt her cultural ways. So, why should this Muslim man help his wife, anyway? His culture doesn’t allow for that and this journalist’s culture is telling him that his culture is A’OK with them.

The fact that the Muslim couple then used the weakness in the journalist’s own culture to attack her by perverting her so-called “hate crime” laws, well, that is just too funny.

In the end this journalist was lucky. Her court system returned a not guilty verdict for her. She was let off the hook. But the next uppity journalist might not be so lucky. The next one may be thrown in jail because of liberalism gone wild.
“The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it.”
–Samuel Johnson

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, RightPundits.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, AmericanDaily.com, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.

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