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Dear right wing blogosphere and also Bill Maher: You can’t generalize about women’s position in Muslim countries based on a reprehensible mob attack on CBS reporter Lara Logan. Generalizing about a whole group of people based on a single incident is called “bigotry.” It is also a logical fallacy (for wingnuts challenged by six syllables in a row, that means, ‘when your brain doesn’t work right’) known as the ‘Hasty Generalization.’ Nobody seems to note that allegedly helpless Egyptian women were the ones who saved Logan, or that Anderson Cooper was also attacked.— Top Five Myths about the Middle East Protests (via caraobrien)
Some other examples of reporters or celebrities being assaulted by crowds are here and here. Wingnuts, and also Bill Maher, who do not immediately make generalizations on these bases about large groups of Westerners are wusses.
Note to Muslim-hater Bill Maher, who should know better: It is not true that women cannot vote in 20 Muslim countries, and please stop generalizing about 1.5 billion Muslims based on the 22 million people in Wahhabi Saudi Arabia, the only place where women cannot drive and where men can vote (in municipal elections) but women cannot. It would be like generalizing from the Amish in Pennsylvania to all people of Christian heritage and wondering what is with Christianity and its fascination with horses and buggies.
I watched this episode and was wildly uncomfortable and disgusted by that sheer bigotry. And on top of a gross generalization about Muslim men, he kept demanding white dudebro snaps for how well all white guys treat women! I couldn’t make this shit up!(via stfusexists)
Luckily, Tavis Smiley was there to lay down the law. I love him.
It’s horrific, aye. Madness, no. Wish mainstream media was hearing about this.
“My neighbor came home tonight from prison and handed us $5,000 and gun and said not to worry, that he wouldn’t be killing anyone. They gave all the prisoners $5,000 and a gun and were told to kill all those anti-Gaddaffi with the promise of another $5,000 later”
(They have released the prisoners and are paying them money to kill anti-Gaddafi people! I hope more prisoners are like this man and will give up their weapons. This is madness.)