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Anne Hathaway Admits to ‘Internalized Misogyny’ Working With Female Directors

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Anne campaigning for the loser womyn Hillary Clinton

Hathaway is a proggie. Shocker, not.

Via The Wrap: Anne Hathaway’s latest film, “Colossal,” has been praised for its exploration of how women often face misogynist behavior from men who use their supposed generosity to get what they want.

While talking the film with ABC News, Hathaway talked about another kind of misogyny she’s dealt with in her career: the kind she internalized against female directors.

When asked to name a movie she learned the most from, Hathaway picked the 2011 drama “One Day,” directed by Lone Scherfig. She said that she didn’t trust Scherfig during filming as much as she should have, and to this day that still bothers her.

“I am to this day scared that the reason I didn’t trust her the way I trust some of the other directors I work with is because she’s a woman,” she said. “I hope people understand that it’s hard to admit.”

Hathaway went on to explain that in hindsight, she thinks she didn’t give Scherfig what she needed for the film because she was “resisting her on some level.” She says her reflection on filming “One Day” has impacted how she looks at future films directed by women.

“When I get a script, when I see a first film directed by a woman, I have in the past focused on what was wrong with it,” Hathaway said. “And when I see a first film directed by a man, I focus on what’s right with it. I focus on where he could go with the next one, and I focus on where she failed to go.

“I can only acknowledge that I’ve done that and I don’t want to do that anymore … I, before I realized this, had actively tried to work with female directors,” she continued. “And I still had this mindset buried in there somewhere.”

Hathaway said she planned to call up Scherfig after the interview to discuss her remarks. Scherfig, who directed the Best Picture-nominated film “An Education” in 2009, is currently in pre-production on her next project, “Secrets from the Russian Tea Room.”

“I’ve never apologized to her about it,” Hathaway said. “It wasn’t an issue of professionalism, it wasn’t an issue of … nothing. I hold her in such a dear place in my heart and I think she does for me too.”

Hathaway can be seen costarring with Jason Sudeikis in “Colossal,” which is now playing in select theaters.

h/t Twitchy

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CBS Reporter Lara Logan Attacked by 200 Men

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Stripped, punched and whipped with flag poles: Full horror of Lara Logan’s attack emerges

By Daily Mail Reporter – Feb 21, 2011

More details have emerged of Lara Logan’s terrifying ordeal at the hands of a frenzied mob.

The 39-year-old foreign correspondent for CBS News show 60 Minutes was separated from her film crew in Cairo on February 11 and surrounded by as many as 200 men in Tahrir Square at the height of the anti-Mubarak demonstrations. According to one source, reported in The Sunday Times newspaper, sensitive parts of her body were covered in red marks that were originally thought to have been bite marks. After further examination they were revealed to be from aggressive pinching.

It has also been revealed that she was stripped, punched and slapped by the crowd, which was labelling her a spy and chanting ‘Israeli’ and ‘Jew’ as they beat her. 

And medical sources have revealed that marks on her body were consistent with being whipped and beaten with the makeshift poles that were used to fly flags during the demonstration.

An unnamed friend of the reporter told The Sunday Times: ‘Lara is getting better daily. The psychological trauma is as bad as, if not worse than, the physical injuries. She might talk about it at sometime in the future, but not now.’

Despite her ordeal, Miss Logan intends to return to work, as well as the Middle East. CBS News was not revealing any more information about the incident, except to say that she was the victim of a ‘brutal and sustained assault’ at the hands of around 200 men who had been ‘whipped into a frenzy’ on the night Hosni Mubarak resigned from power. Guards who had escorted her into the square were also badly beaten by the mob, with one suffering a broken hand, and it took women in the square and about 20 soldiers to finally rescue her from her attackers.

She was taken to the Four Seasons hotel, where she was treated and sedated by the hotel doctor. Within hours of the attack she was was flown out of the country and spent five days in a New York hospital.

Witnesses say the mainly peaceful protests to end Mubarak’s rule had taken a more violent turn after the Egyptian president announced his resignation. The military presence controlling the amount of people entering Tahrir Square seemed to evaporate, and an angrier element had flowed in. Miss Logan was attacked around 1am as she filmed in the square.

Egyptian state media had been publishing negative stories about foreign journalists, with many reports alleging that many Israeli spies were masquerading as news crews. Days before her attack, Miss Logan had been held in Alexandria on suspicion of being foreign spies.

~Posted by Eowyn

How Saudi Women Drive

Women are forbidden to drive in Saudi Arabia.

Here’s a Muslim cleric explaining why.

You see, “allowing” women to drive would lead to their downfall. They’ll start wearing makeup (quelle horreur!). They’ll meet strange men (quelle horreur!). Worst of all, they’ll actually expose their faces (quelle horreur!) — for how can they drive without exposing their faces? — and so lead the helpless Muslim men to damnation. Such is the power of a woman’s visage or her hair or her arms or her legs or her feet or the mere suggestion her body has a shape beneath her clothing! And before you can say “Allahu Akba,” those upstart Saudi women have become just as corrupt as those lost women of the West.

But one enterprising Muslim gal has figured out a way to drive:

H/t beloved fellow May!

~Eowyn

Islam Says Marital Rape Is OK

MEMORANDUM

To: Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, NOW, all Lefties, and Zionist Jew-haters (like Mark Glenn) who would have us believe that “Islamophobia” is a Mossad Jewish plot.

Fr: Fellowship of the Minds

You will be among the first to be stoned to death should this Religion of Peace ever succeed in imposing Sharia Law in America. Sadly, by the time this finally penetrates through the thick fog you call your mind, it’ll be too late….. 

H/t beloved fellows Tina & Steve.

~Eowyn  

Sharia-Sanctioned Marital Rape in Britain—And North America

By Andrew Bostom – October 14, 2010

Britain's Sharia Council. Second from the right is Maulana Abu Sayeed.

As reported in the UK Independent [2] (10/14/10), president of the Islamic Sharia Council in Britain, Sheikh Maulana Abu Sayeed, has reiterated alarming comments made during a March, 2010 interview [3], sanctioning marital rape.

Sheikh Sayeed was in fact responding to an inchoate effort at modernizing the contracts which govern Muslim marriages in Britain. The good Sheikh, representing Britain’s main Islamic Sharia court, the Islamic Sharia Council [4], promptly published a rebuttal of the contract, which included a statement on sexual abuse (page 6 here [5]). He opined [3] in the March interview:

Clearly there cannot be any “rape” within the marriage. Maybe “aggression”, maybe “indecent activity.”

He further rejected both the characterization of non-consensual marital sex as rape, and the prosecution of such offenders as “not Islamic.” Sheikh Sayeed, who came to Britain from Bangladesh in 1977, also brazenly expressed his Sharia-supremacism and accompanying disdain for Western, i.e., British Law, stating

…to make it exactly as the Western culture demands is as if we are compromising Islamic religion with secular non-Islamic values.

Sayeed re-affirmed these sentiments to The UK Independent [2]:

In Islamic sharia, rape is adultery by force. So long as the woman is his wife, it cannot be termed as rape.

Crowing with pride during his March 2010 interview [3], Sheikh Sayeed maintained,

No other sharia council can claim they are so diverse as ours because other sharia councils, they are following one school of fiqh [Islamic jurisprudence]. Ours is diverse –we are hanafi, shafi’i, hanbali.we have Bangladeshi…we have Pakistani, we have Indian, we have Palestinian, we have Somali scholars on our board.

At present there are 16 main sharia courts around Britain, located in Birmingham, Bradford, and Ealing in West London. These institutions are “complemented” by more informal sharia-based tribunals—the think tank Civitas asserting that up to 85 tribunals currently exist [6] in Britain.

But for those who naively—and smugly—proclaim such phenomena are absent within the Muslim communities of North America, consider AMJA, the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America [7]. AMJA’s mission statement claims the organization was, “…founded to provide guidance for Muslims living in North America…AMJA is a religious organization that does not exploit religion to achieve any political ends, but instead provides practical solutions within the guidelines of Islam and the nation’s laws to the various challenges experienced by Muslim communities.”

In response to the specific query, “Is there a such thing as Marital Rape?,” the AMJA issued fatwa #2982 [8]:

For a wife to abandon the bed of her husband without excuse is haram [forbidden]. It is one of the major sins and the angels curse her until the morning as we have been informed by the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace). She is considered nashiz (rebellious) under these circumstances. As for the issue of forcing a wife to have sex, if she refuses, this would not be called rape, even though it goes against natural instincts and destroys love and mercy, and there is a great sin upon the wife who refuses; and Allah Almighty is more exalted and more knowledgeable.

An ocean apart from Britain—now a recognized Western hotbed for “Islamic fundamentalism”—the same Sharia-sanctioned misogynistic bigotry prevails in a North American clerical organization openly advising US and Canadian Muslims.