Muslim School Says Girls Can't Play Soccer. Even Worse...
With so much sexism in schools and so much feminist outrage to be had, occasionally a story falls through the cracks. I'm sure it's only a matter of time before the outrage brigade sees this story about how an extremist religious school is refusing to play soccer... if girls are on the team.
The ISNA High School, located on the outskirts of Toronto, had complained earlier this week about a soccer game in which its all-male team played against a Catholic high school whose team included two girls.
ISNA, which describes itself as a progressive co-ed independent school that strives to abide by Qur'anic injunctions, raised an objection at the game about the girls' presence on the field, and the girls sat out the second half.
Oh wait, it was Muslims who complained about the girls? Then it's totes ok. We're sure that feminists were probably busy protesting that Catholic school - the one that lets girls play - over free birth control or abortion or something, and never knew that there was a soccer game going on.
Let me re-iterate something here. The Muslim school not only banned girls from playing soccer on their own team, but the girls playing on the opposing team were forced to sit out the second half. The girls were forced to sit out the second half. That's the kind of sexism that has gangster rappers yelling "Holy sh**, someone ought to start a march."
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Which brings me to my next point. I'm surprised that a Muslim school would have any desire to partake in soccer to begin with... considering that it's a sport entirely for the gays.
Back to the point: it couldn't possibly be that feminist/leftist outrage is selective, could it? It couldn't possibly be that the professional rage lobby is not so much about spreading equality, so much as it is about banning/weaponizing language and silencing views of dissent?
So I guess in this case. The Islamophobia >>> Sexism >>> Homophobia?
Let me re-calibrate my political correctness meter and get back to you...