Yes, there’s a such thing as a feminist who supports Sharia law. Just look at Linda Sarsour, the Women’s March organizer and notorious liberal activist, who is now locked in a feud with Mayim Bialik of “The Big Bang Theory” fame after Sarsour made the ridiculous claim that no Jewish woman could be a feminist.
Recently, Sarsour had this to say: “There is no country in this world that is immune to violating human rights. You can’t be a feminist in the United States and stand up for the rights of the American woman and then say that you don’t want to stand up for the rights of Palestinian women in Palestine.”
In response, Bialik easily ripped Sarsour’s argument to shreds by pointing out a few simple facts. “Zionism is the belief in the right of the Jewish people to have an autonomous state in Israel. I am a Zionist. Feminism is the belief that a woman-driven movement can bring about race, class and gender equality and that women deserve all the rights and privileges afforded to men. I am a feminist,” she wrote.
Bialik went on to explain that the two beliefs do not contradict each other at all, noting that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is just one of an innumerable amount that involve women. Muslim countries, she wrote, “perpetrate atrocitices against women which include: female genital mutilation, forced marriages, child brides, systematic abuse of women by the justice system, revenge rape and honor killing.”
As for Sarsour’s allegations that being pro-Israel is somehow anti-feminist, Bialik blasted the claim as “exceptionally short-sighted” and “bigotry.”
“It’s disgusting, it’s insulting, and it’s wrong. It creates fragmentation in a movement that needs cohesion, needs to stand together for equality, domestically and internationally,” Bialik said.
Sarsour rose to infamy after it was discovered that she frequently romanticized Sharia law on her Twitter account and said of anti-Islam activists Brigitte Gabriel and Ayaan Hirsi Ali: “I wish I could take their vaginas away- they don’t deserve to be women.” Ali was a victim of female genital mutilation as a young girl in Somalia.