This is so the worst thing you're going to read all day.

Jonah Goldberg—or "Goldbeg," as he is currently being (mis)identified by the LA Times (and here's a screencap for posterity in case they ever bother to fix it)—has written a GREAT piece about feminism.

And he's an expert, so you should definitely read it.
Feminism as a "movement" in America is largely played out. The work here is mostly done.

...The good news for those who want to continue the fight for women is that there is plenty of work left to do — abroad.
The "plight of women in other countries" is "dire," you see.

That's an assessment with which I don't disagree. I do, however, disagree with his contention that it's not dire here. But I guess Goldberg thinks that it's good enough for his daughter to make 3/4 of what she's worth, have a 1 in 6 chance of being raped, and have no right of bodily autonomy, just for a start. Cool.

I also have this wacky notion that I don't have better solutions for women abroad than they have for themselves. I am happy and eager to play a support role, and it is important to me to personally support as well as publicly promote programs like Prajwala and SANGRAM and Kofaviv and, among many others. I have given permission to every international women's organization who's ever asked to translate and reprint feminist content from Shakesville that they find useful, and I always will.

I do not find that it is my place, as a white Western feminist, to "save" women in other parts of the world. (Frankly, I'm not inclined to tell any other woman at all how to do feminism.) That's not solidarity; that's colonialism.

I'm not surprised to find Goldberg doesn't know the difference.

[H/T to Shaker scatx.]

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