The third-wave feminism movement has proven both popular and divisive, with social media serving as a massive, contentious outlet for feminists to air their grievances with society. This means that whenever there is a perceived slight of womenâ€™s rights, or whenever anyone says anything deemed offensive, the world hears about it right away. According to Glenn Beck on TheBlaze TV, Western feminism is getting it all wrong by focusing on comparatively minor issues, especially when women in the Middle East face a situation that is categorically worse.
Feminists in the United States, for example, spend much of their time talking about abortion rights, gay marriage, access to birth control, and pay discrimination. Meanwhile, women across the Atlantic have it much worse, insisted Beck on his television program. â€śThe feminist movement â€¦ has been reduced to political hackery. Ground zero for the war on women? Not here. I mean sure, abortions arenâ€™t free yet, I know. â€¦ But you want to know where real persecution is happening? Over in the Middle East!â€ť
Weâ€™ve all seen the Facebook campaigns and viral videos trying to raise awareness for one First-World cause or another. â€śWhere are the cute little feminists standing up for all those who are forced to marry, cover their faces, sew their private parts closed, the subjects of stoning for not obeying Islamic law, which allows them to not walk outside without a man?â€ť questioned Beck. â€śYou know, all those great things!â€ť
â€śWhere are the feminists standing up for the women suffering under the accepted systematic rape and brutalization of Muslim women?!â€ť asked Beck, visibly angered. â€śI hate Muslims? No! A lot of Muslims apparently hate Muslim women!â€ť
In this country, Beck argues, people are so wrapped up in â€śplaying political games, inventing oppressions, [and] creating villainsâ€ť that we forget to go after those who actually deserve to be vilified. â€śWe need to stand with those who are truly suffering in the world,â€ť said Beck. â€śAll lives matter. All of them! Black lives, white lives, blue lives, female lives, American lives, Middle Eastern lives, Muslim lives, Christian lives, atheist lives, homosexual lives. All lives matter.â€ť