Questionable Motives

July 21, 2013

What does a Saudi Arabian Women’s Conference look like?

Filed under: discrimination,Gender — tildeb @ 8:08 am

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Because women are strictly a male concern. Now move along. No gender discrimination here.

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7 Comments »

  1. B’wahahaaaaa! Priceless 🙂

    Comment by john zande — July 21, 2013 @ 8:37 am | Reply

  2. where are the women?

    Comment by makagutu — July 21, 2013 @ 8:42 am | Reply

  3. Yet, both the US and the governments of NATO members claim the US-NATO military presence in Afghanistan was instrumental in promoting women’s rights. The fact of the matter is that those rights were abolished by the US-backed Taliban regime which came to power with the support of Washington.

    Comment by Gold Price — July 27, 2013 @ 3:11 pm | Reply

    • Sure, women’s rights have been promoted but the NATO military presence in Afghanistan was a direct response to overthrowing the state-sponsored supporters of al queda training camps that produced people that attacked the US and its allies. But with this overthrow came the responsibility to attempt to rebuild the country as a functional democracy. This effort – and the effort to establish equality legal rights of women – was doomed from the start because you cannot have both an islamic country and one that respects equality rights. The two are incompatible. But many in the West simply don’t grasp this flaw in their tolerance and respect and support for misogynistic religious and cultural law. The price for this ongoing error will be paid by real women in real life throughout much of the world. You can try to blame the US government for this misguided support but the perpetrators in the case of Afghanistan are muslims harming muslims in the name of islam.

      Comment by tildeb — July 28, 2013 @ 10:20 am | Reply

  4. Now no-one can deny that FGM has had a devastating physical and emotional effect on millions of girls and women in Africa. Study upon study has shown that FGM — in all its forms — cripples women physically, makes childbirth and sex extremely painful and leaves lasting scars on women’s psyches. It cannot be tolerated or encouraged in this day and age.

    Comment by Gold Price — July 30, 2013 @ 7:02 am | Reply

  5. “If you look at. . . the last twenty years in terms of the contention for the treaty (the historic Treaty of Waitangi) on language and social issues, Maori women have been at the forefront in helping to make progress real and tangible. “And for every woman who has become a national figure there are countless others. . . leaders at the iwi (tribal) or hapu (sub-tribal) level,” writes Maori justice leader, Denese Henare, in her 1994 work on New Zealand and Maori women’s history, Carrying the Burden of Arguing the Treaty.

    Comment by silver price — August 2, 2013 @ 3:09 am | Reply

  6. This effort – and the effort to establish equality legal rights of women – was doomed from the start because you cannot have both an islamic country and one that respects equality rights. The two are incompatible.

    QFT

    Comment by The Arbourist — August 4, 2013 @ 1:14 pm | Reply


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