In case any of the vulgar sign-toting, cardboard vagina-wearing shrews at the so-called “Women’s March” need a reminder about what actual oppression looks like, a video hit the web Friday morning reportedly showing a woman in Indonesia being beaten publicly for an unknown crime.
Released by journalist Tarek Fatah and published by the Daily Mail, the gruesome footage shows a woman in a pink headscarf kneeling before a crowd that appears to be mostly made up of men. A masked man strokes a cane across her back to the cheers of the crowd before administering the vicious beating. After a few strokes, the now-screaming woman collapses in pain.
The violence doesn’t stop.
Eventually, the woman, who appears to be unconscious, is carried off the platform by paramedics and two women volunteers.
As the Daily Mail notes, the video is eerily similar to another clip released last week, showing a second Indonesian woman publicly enduring 26 lashes for having sex outside of marriage, a crime under Sharia law. (For those who may not know, Indonesia is home to the largest Muslim population in any given country.)
Of course, these videos weren’t met with marches in the streets of Washington, D.C., nor did the Twittersphere light up with hashtagged demands that President Trump end the violence against women in Muslim countries that impose harsh penalties for any female resident who steps outside their strict religious regulations. "Women's March" organizers were notably silent in the face of such horrible victimization, probably too busy organizing their upcoming strike against the debunked wage gap myth or something.
But for those who may stumble across this story and are still confused about what “oppression” actually looks like, let me help you out.
It’s not the election of a president you don’t care for.
It’s not your employer telling you he doesn’t want to pay for your abortion drugs.
It’s not a local ordinance saying you can’t walk around topless.
And it’s not someone telling you that while you’re welcome to do whatever you want to your own body, your unborn child has an inherent right to life.
True "oppression" is someone hauling you into a public square and beating you senseless before a cheering crowd, all because you stepped outside their misogynistic religious boundaries.
Consider yourself educated.
For the strong-of-stomach, here’s the video: