Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Powell: Women of Iraq rise up against feminists!

Feminist Daily News reports that the Independent Women's Forum was awarded $10 million by the State Department to "train Iraqi women in the skills of democratic public life."

As Feministing notes, "YIKES! If you aren't familiar with IWF, they're one of the most infuriating and scary groups out there."

This group was brought to my attention by a well-meaning, but misguided friend who heard the name of the organization and didn't realize that they were a bunch of right wing idealogues who come from the Ayn Rand school of politics and economics. From their website,

IWF provides a voice for responsible, mainstream women who embrace common sense over divisive ideology. We make that voice heard in the U.S. Supreme Court, among other decision makers in Washington, and across America's airwaves as we:

  • Counter the dangerous influence of radical feminism in the courts
  • Combat corrosive feminist ideology on campus
  • Change the terms of the debate on quality of life issues affecting American women

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