You'd think that this decision would be welcomed by all progressive thinkers on the left right?
There's a website run by former Workers Revolutionary Party apparatchik, Bob Pitt, disingenuously called Islamophobia Watch. The WRP, of which Pitt is a former member was hardly a good training ground to learn about such matters as women's rights, democracy or the dangers of pandering to the murky world of Middle Eastern politics. Two words: Gerry Healy.
Still people change don't they? Well not always for the best. Islamophobia Watch is not a pleasant place to visit. It's a mix of real news about problems faced by Muslims with a hefty dose of bile aimed at anyone who dares to raise any criticism of any part of Islam whatsoever. That includes atheists and secularists who actually argue against all religion not that that's ever bothered Pitt himself.
Every critic, every criticism of Islam or any Muslim is "Islamophobic". and if you are noticed by this one-man crusade you'll likely end up being painted as the "Great Satan" himself in the hallowed pages of Pitts view of the world.
Take the example of gender separation. Pitt writes:
When Universities UK published its guidelines on External Speakers in Higher Education Institutions last month it can hardly have anticipated the outcry that would result.
Pitt then goes on to tell us about a "clash" at a meeting held in University College London. Quoting Channel 4 News he write:
Pitt then contradicts himself completely:
Not sure how that doesn't count as "gender separation". And people were not "free to sit where they want" as two men were ejected for trying to do that.
The men were both atheists, by the way, but what part of "women's section" was not gender separation?
It is quite obvious that the organisers were trying to separate people by gender and that's what we all object to. One of these women claimed it was her right to sit separately. Actually Its not. You are in a public space and sexual apartheid is not acceptable under any circumstances. Its' called equality and the Islamists are just trying to undermine that.
Women have fought in this country and elsewhere for equal rights, but it is clear that there is a concerted attempt in our centres of learning to reverse history. Remember these people think women are less than men and must be opposed at every turn.
Join the battle against misogyny here: Maryam Namazie is organising!