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Horror stories about Muslim misogyny have long been used by western patriarchs to justify imperialism abroad and sexism at home. The Guardian’s Katharine Viner reminds us about Lord Cromer, the British consul general in Egypt from 1883. Cromer believed the Egyptians were morally and culturally inferior in their treatment of women and that they should be “persuaded or forced” to become “civilised” by disposing of the veil.
"And what did this forward-thinking, feminist-sounding veil-burner do when he got home to Britain?" asks Viner. "He founded and presided over the Men’s League for Opposing Women’s Suffrage, which tried, by any means possible, to stop women getting the vote. Colonial patriarchs like Cromer … wanted merely to replace eastern misogyny with western misogyny." More than a century later, the same logic is used to imply that misogyny only matters when it isn’t being done by white men.
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So there’s this.
How is this not a crime? Obstruction of justice? Tampering? Hell, a violation of Son of Sam laws?
Burn the whole damned city down, starting with City Hall and the police station.
It’s a conflict of interest, at bare fucking minimum, and he should be forced to recuse himself.
in 1950, three years after Jackie Robinson made his Major League Baseball debut, Gibson became the first African-American to play in the U.S. Open.
1. She broke the color barrier at both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.
Althea Gibson was the first black athlete to break the color line of international tennis. In 1956, she became the first person of color to win aGrand Slam title.
The following year she won both Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals .
Won both again in 1958,
Voted Female Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press in both years. She won a total of 11 Grand Slam tournaments, including six doubles titles, and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame.
“I have all the opportunities today because of people like Althea, Just trying to follow in her footsteps.” Venus Williams on the 50th anniversary of Gibson first title.