Ayaan Hirsi Ali, founder and president of the AHA Foundation, a non-profit humanitarian organization dedicated to help protect and defend the rights of women in the West from oppression. (Photo: Newscom)
Feminists and others on the Left are usually very good at “outrage,” especially when it can be expressed on behalf of what they believe is an oppressed group. Which is why it is both surprising and disappointing that they missed two amazing opportunities recently to be rightly outraged on behalf of women both in America and internationally.
Apparently they didn’t see the decision by the University of Michigan to ban the screening of “Honor Diaries,” a film featuring women’s right’s activists from all over the world taking on the issues of forced marriage, child marriage, female genital mutilation, and other forms of “honor” violence. It also appears they were unaware of the decision by Brandeis University to rescind its invite to Ayaan Hirsi Ali—a woman who has committed her life to fighting atrocities happening around the globe to women and young girls—to receive an honorary degree and speak at its commencement in May.