One of the most bizarre manifestations of leftist cognitive dissonance occurs when hardcore feminists like Naomi Wolf abandon all their principles and twist themselves into philosophical knots, in order to make excuses for one of the most misogynistic belief systems on Earth.
Ideological battles are often waged with women's bodies as their emblems, and Western Islamophobia is no exception. When France banned headscarves in schools, it used the hijab as a proxy for Western values in general, including the appropriate status of women. When Americans were being prepared for the invasion of Afghanistan, the Taliban were demonised for denying cosmetics and hair colour to women;
Yeah, the West demonized the misunderstood Taliban. Denying cosmetics and hair color were the least of the worries for Afghan women. Beatings in public at the mere hint of an ankle, closed schools for all girls, no jobs for women who were reduced to begging, executions with an AK-47 in soccer stadiums ... perhaps Naomi Wolf could tackle these "nuances" next.