Now Maya Jasanoff is a tenured Humanities Professor at Harvard, and you can't get deeper into the PC/feminist fever-swamp than that. And ipso facto, you couldn’t find anyone anywhere more opposed to the likes of sati.
Well, you could, actually.
Writing in the current issue of the New York Review Of Books she has this to say. “Seen in one light, the abolition of sati looks like a model for more recent crusades such as the ‘liberation’ [her inverted commas] of Afghan women from the Taliban or the campaign against female circumcision. In its own times however, the abolition of sati, welcome as it was by a small, vocal constituency [my emphasis] of Indian reformers… formed part of a cultural and legislative shift that imposed British ‘civilisation’ [her inverted commas] on the Indians.”
Can you fucking credit that?
The outlawing of probably the most heinous anti-woman practice the world has known is seen as imposing so-called civilization on the noble savage. It just goes to show that feminists will prioritise non-Western ‘cultures’ at all times, even when women are the main victims of such cultures, as the booming silence from them of the anti-women practices of Islam testify.
Truly, the West’s culture and civilization are doomed when the people who should most appreciate them hate them as much as they do. Who's left to defend them?