"Anyone want to have a men free commune in the US?"
Jezebel readers heartily approved of a glowing profile about a Syrian feminist commune published Monday by the liberal blog.
Men are not allowed to remain in the village. Women farm their own lots, sell the harvest, and make all the decisions in the "ecological idyll."
"There’s no need for men here, our lives are good,” one of Jinwar's residents told The Independent.
"All I hear is: 'The manless state of these specific pitiable women is acceptable to me, the male reporter, because the universe is still keeping these women very busy. Women whose time is unoccupied with the brute quest for survival under patriarchy, however, are expected to want to fuck and be around men. I.e. Idle women who opt to renounce men = fucking chaos,'" Jezebel commenter well fuck me gently with a chainsaw opined.
The reactions to the Jinwar coverage, especially that of Jezebel commenters, embody what many conservatives and critics would likely view as the excesses of feminism.
Critics of radical feminism often accuse the movement of zeroing in on microaggressions in Western society while ignoring egregious oppression of women elsewhere.
Juan Leon is a Pluralist founding editor. He can be reached @juanemel
Cover Image: Police officers evacuate an activist from the women rights organization FEMEN during a protest in front of the Iranian embassy in Berlin on October 27, 2014. (Photo by Getty/