Acid attacks are a particularly nasty form assault that targets primarily females. They are most common in South Asia and parts of SE Asia, and are carried out for reasons of jealousy and, in some cases, as punishment for “immodesty.”
On December 30, a young Afro-English woman named Naomi Oni was assaulted by a woman in a niqab (AKA hijab, burkha) after working her shift at Victoria’s Secret in the Stratford Westfield mall. Prior to the attack, 20-year-old Ms. Oni had a pretty face, but that has been changed forever.
It seems clear that there was a religious motive behind the attack, and it would be fair to call it an act of terrorism, yet we have heard surprisingly little about it in US news outlets, which typically trumpet anything of this sort to the entire nation as in the case of Bethany Storro of Vancouver, Washington, who splashed herself with acid in a plea for sympathy, and possibly to obtain free rhinoplasty.
An acid attack on a pretty woman’s face is somewhat akin to cutting off an athelete’s legs or a surgeon’s fingers. An important asset has been rendered useless, and this will permanently destroy many of the advantages and opportunities she had prior to the attack. From a Western perspective, it’s an exceptionally evil thing to do.
However, for some sects (not including all of Islam to be sure), the greater evil is the public display of beauty. Victoria’s Secret is therefore the kind of place – and its employees the kind of people – that would make a natural target for religious fanatics opposing Western mores concerning modesty.
But still, we haven’t heard a single feminist make an issue of this. Not one slutwalker has stepped up to denounce the attack. Feminists have maintained an eery silence over this woman-on-woman attack.
Well, it doesn’t fit their narrative. If a man had carried out the attack, they’d be busy denouncing it very noisily. If it had been a white man who threw acid on Ms. Oni’s face, their response would be deafening. However, in this case it is a non-Western woman, and what good can come of publicizing that? What advantage can be gained? One cannot tax these women, as most do not work, nor can one use them to any other economic advantage. There is no real utility to the story — it is politically useless for feminists, because it falls entirely outside their narrative, which has patriarchal Western men exploiting everyone else.
So, the question is, do feminists really care about acid attacks when they cannot be somehow used to extort Western men? Apparently not. What a morally bankrupt “movement.”