Monday, October 10, 2011

Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves #MusicMonday

For #MusicMonday, I present the feminist anthem “Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves,” in tribute to the women who shared this year’s Nobel Peace Prize:

Clichéd and hackneyed lyrics, but there’s no denying the fierceness and energy of the performances.
From the article:

“He [Nobel Peace Prize committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland] noted that [Tawakkul] Karman, 32, is a member of a political party linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist movement sometimes viewed with suspicion in the West. Jagland, however, called the Brotherhood "an important part" of the Arab Spring.”

I find that troublesome, as I regard the Muslim Brotherhood to be an Islamic supremacist organization. That’s why I have skepticism about the so-called Arab Spring: one type of authoritarianism will be replaced with religious authoritarianism.

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