Skip to comments.Genuine Women Heroes for “Women’s History Month”
Posted on 03/19/2011 7:22:52 AM PDT by Kaslin
When feminist icon Barbara Walters sat quivering alongside Fidel Castro in 1977 cooing: Fidel Castro has brought very high literacy and great health-care to his country. His personal magnetism is powerful!, dozens of Cuban suffragettes suffered in torture chambers within walking distance of the hyperventilating Ms. Barbara Walters.
They started by beating us with twisted coils of electric cable, recalls former political prisoner Ezperanza Pena from exile today. I remember Teresita on the ground with all her lower ribs broken. Gladys had both her arms broken. Doris had her face cut up so badly from the beatings that when she tried to drink, water would pour out of her lacerated cheeks.
On Mothers Day they allowed family visits, recalls, Manuela Calvo from exile today. But as our mothers and sons and daughters were watching, we were beaten with rubber hoses and high-pressure hoses were turned on us, knocking all of us the ground floor and rolling us around as the guards laughed and our loved-ones screamed helplessly.
When female guards couldnt handle us male guards were called in for more brutal beatings. I saw teen-aged girls beaten savagely, their bones broken, their mouths bleeding, recalls Polita Grau.
OK, I apologize for baiting feminist readers during this Womens History Month with the term suffragette. In fact voting was merely one of the rights these heroic Cuban ladies sought. Castros Stalinist regime jailed political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalins own, murdered more political prisoners its first three years in power than Hitlers murdered in its first six, and abolished private property. And yes, Castro also outlawed voting. So youll please excuse these Cuban ladies if they regard the struggles of Betty Freidan and Gloria Steinem as a trifle overblown.
I also apologize for singling out Barbara Walters. Fidel Castro is old-fashioned, courtlyeven paternal, a thoroughly fascinating figure! (NBCs Andrea Mitchell)
Back in 1996 Fidel Castro was hosted by Mort Zuckerman at his Fifth Avenue pad. A throng of Beltway glitterati, including Mike Wallace, Peter Jennings, Tina Brown, Bernard Shaw, Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer all jostled for a photo-op and stood in line for Castros autograph. But Diane Sawyer was so overcome in the mass-murderers presence that she lost control, rushing up, breaking into that toothy smile of hers, wrapping her arms around Castro and smooching the Stalinist torturer on his bearded cheek.
You people are the cream of the crop! beamed the Stalinist/terrorist to the smiling throng hed come within a hair of nuking in 1962.
Hear, hear! chirped the delighted guests, while tinkling their wine glasses in honor of the smirking agent of their near vaporization.
Were smack in the middle of Womens History Month. So lets chew on this: Fidel Castro and Che Guevaras regime jailed 35,150 Cuban women for political crimes, a totalitarian horror utterly unknown--not only in Cuba--but in the Western Hemisphere until the regime so magnetic to Barbara Walters, Andrea Mitchell and Diane Sawyer. Some of these Cuban ladies suffered twice as long in Castros Gulag as Alexander Solzhenitsyn suffered in Stalins.
Their prison conditions were described by former political prisoner Maritza Lugo. "The punishment cells measure 3 feet wide by 6 feet long. The toilet consists of an 8 inch hole in the ground through which cockroaches and rats enter, especially in cool temperatures the rat come inside to seek the warmth of our bodies and we were often bitten. The suicide rate among women prisoners was very high."
Many of these heroic ladies (Ana Rodriguez, Miriam Ortega, Georgina Cid, Caridad Roque, Mercedes Pena, Aída Díaz Morejón, Ana Lázara Rodríguez, Ágata Villarquide, Alicia del Busto, Ileana Curra) live in the U.S. today. But no producer for Oprah or Joy Behar or Katie Couric, none from the Lifetime or Oxygen TV--much less the History Channel, has ever called them. No writer for Cosmo or Glamour or Redbook or Vogue has bothered either. But youve certainly seen their torturer hailed by Feminist reporters.
Upon the death of Raul Castros wife Vilma Espin in 2006 the Washington Post gushed that: she was a champion of women's rights and greatly improved the status of women in Cuba, a society known for its history of machismo. Actually, in 1958 Cuba had more female college graduates as a percentage of population than the U.S.
This Castroite "improvement of status and good life for Cuban women also somehow tripled Cuban women's pre-revolution suicide rate, making Cuban women the most suicidal on earth. This according to a 1998 study by scholar Maida Donate-Armada that uses some of the Cuban regimes own figures.
On Christmas Eve of 1961 a Cuban woman named Juana Diaz spat in the face of the executioners who were binding and gagging her. Castros Russian-trained secret police had found her guilty of feeding and hiding "bandits" (Cuban rednecks who took up arms to fight the Stalinist theft of their land to build Soviet style Kolkhozes.) When the blast from Castroite firing squad demolished her face and torso Juana was six months pregnant. The Talibans atrocities against women seem trivial compared to those of the regime gushed over by Barbara Walters, , Andrea Mitchell, Diane Sawyer, Medea Benjamin, Maxine Waters, etc. etc. etc.
Thousands upon thousands of Cuban women have drowned, died of thirst or have been eaten alive by sharks attempting to flee the Washington Post's dutifully transcribed "improvement of status." This from a nation formerly richer than half the nations of Europe and deluged by immigrants from same.
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More proof that Libs are insane.
Women’s history month? Eh?
No one writes better or more passionately on this subject than Humberto Fontova.
For the benefit of my 9 year old son, each month we hold a Patriots Birthday Party; to help him appreciate and the heroes and patriots that made this country great or risked their lives spreading democracy to other parts of the world. And we have a little fun at the same time.
We would select a meal around that person, maybe a related movie or documentary, and my son often gets a small gift.
For example Ben Franklin - We have Philadelphia Steak Sandwiches, and French Fries because he was the first ambassador to France, and we would watch 1776, and he would get a kite. Get the idea? Half the fun is planning it.
We have done Columbus, George Washington, Reagan, Jackie Robinson, Father Flanagan, Jesse Owens, Lincoln, Sophie Scholl, Alan Shepard, John Glenn, Davy Crockett, and more.
His new baseball glove he got on Jackie Robinson day, a scout compass on Columbus Day, Jelly Beans on Reagans day, for an astronaut day we would have TV dinners and Freeze-dried ice cream (astronaut ice cream), etc.
I may add Juana Diaz to this list. Thanks for the tip.
Sorry, I didn’t realize the link did not work. I posted the right link though
Cuba a progressives utopia.
Those women who oppose Castro must be "conservatives" and therefore deserve what they get in prision.
Same attitude they have toward American women like Palin, Bachmann, Malkin, Coulter.....
Wow.. This is excellent!
For some reason my wife occasionally turns on a dinosaur network news program. The other night I saw Dianne Sawyer on my TV for the first time in at least a decade. Whew, she sure is one pucker-faced old has-been, and still inflects her speech with the same old insincere drama and face language, only worse. I was grimacing the whole two minutes I was able to watch her.
The rest of the affirmative action news hags mentioned in this story I forgot even existed.
Don’t miss this one.
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God bless Fontova for reminding everyone of the truth.
Thanks, Lancey. Great read!
Progressives are the scourge of the Earth second to the Communists they aim to emulate.
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