Cinnamon Stillwell

I’m the West Coast Representative for Campus Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum that focuses on Middle East studies. I was a political columnist for SFGate.com (San Francisco Chronicle online) from 2004-2008. I've written for the American Thinker, Frontpage Magazine, Family Security Matters, Accuracy In Media, Newsbusters, Israel National News, The Jewish Policy Center, J-The Jewish News Weekly of N. CA, Intellectual Conservative and many others. More info at CinnamonStillwell.com.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Suad Joseph, President-elect of MESA, Defends Status Quo of Middle Eastern Women

In an article commissioned by Campus Watch and appearing today at FrontPage Magazine, Reut Cohen reports on a recent lecture at UCLA's Center for Near Eastern Studies by Suad Joseph, the president-elect of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA):

On May 7, 2010, UCLA's Center for Near Eastern Studies (CNES) and the Journal of Middle East Women's Studies co-sponsored the lecture, "Rethinking Arab Women as 'Subjects.'" The talk was delivered by Suad Joseph, a Lebanese-born professor of anthropology and women's studies at UC Davis, and president-elect of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), the principal professional organization for scholars of the region. Joseph, who has co-edited a book with CNES director Susan Slyomovics, is considered a pioneer in the field of Middle East women's studies, accolades which—as is, sadly, often the case—translates into apologetics for the oppression of Middle Eastern women.

To read the rest of this article, please click here.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Everyone Draw Mohammed Day

In the spirit of solidarity with "Everyone Draw Mohammed Day," I'm linking to a blog of that same name--plus several related items from blogger and photojournalist Zombie, and one from El Marco--that do the honor for me (I can't draw or photoshop) , as well as posting a mini-version of the Danish cartoons that started it all (hat tip: GM's Place):


Everyone Draw Mohammed Blog

Zomblog: The New Free Speech Movement

ZombieTime: Mohammed Image Archive

Zombie Revisits the Mohammed Archive at Pajamas Media


El Marco: CARTOONS TO DIE FOR – Everybody Draw Mohammed Day


And if anyone's offended by this post, well, too bad. That's what free speech is all about.