Discussion in 'General Global Topics' started by NATO AIR, Sep 29, 2004.
wow, what an incredibly brave woman and how tragic she is in the situation she is in now.
I applaud her!
I disagree with the author saying this, however:
Musharaff standing beside her and we are standing behind him.
i agree to an extent but where is the money the pakistani gov't promised her?
and we need laura bush and condeleeza rice to take stronger, more public stands on this issue. they are our examples to the world of women in positions of power carrying the same weight and responsibility the men do, as well as being examples of how educated women given a chance can make good on life's promise.
I'll agree with that. :kiss2:
Seriously, what the hell is wrong with these people?
I agree. But then I reread the article and his central point:
"the central moral challenge of this century, equivalent to the struggles against slavery in the 19th century or against totalitarianism in the 20th, will be to address sex inequality in the third world - and it's the stories of women like Ms. Mukhtaran that convince me this is so."
I think I agree with this more. It seems to me that the Taliban in Afghanistan and Sodomy and company in Iraq have used the threat of death and denying food and equal rights to education in order to control the masses. Much less talked about in the press these days in light of its preoccupation with Iraq is the fact that Afghan women are finally able to return to schools.
When I think of the countless horrors we as people have endured--facism, slavery, the plague, etc.-- I have to put the oppression of women, especially in 3rd world countries, right up there. It is emblematic of the atrocities against humanity occuring worldwide, and while I don't think we in the West ignore these problems completely, I'm not sure that the 140 billion we've spent in Iraq thus far was the wisest choice. Just as I don't think it's okay to ignore the continuous threats to our enviroment in the name of the War on Terror. To me dumping millions of gallons of carcinogenic substances into our waterways is domestic/enviromental terrorism.
Well, Islam itself must be 'revised', so-to-speak, before we can help the women who live beneath it.
Well, I'll leave the revision of Islam to you since it such a monumental task. I'm going to do my part by electing a President that adheres more to the Constitution than his religion in leading my country.
For example, I need the President to help defend me and my people against terrorists who wish us harm. Dubya thinks I need him to defend my marriage?
Perhaps the government simply doesnt have the money. I mean Pakistan isnt exactly the United States that can borrow from itself in the future.
While i hope Mrs. Bush and Secretary Rice take a stronger more public stand on this issue, my opinion is why wait for them? We are all good men and women...well for the most part. We can take a stand as well. Get a grass roots group together or something.
Funny how you can read a story about an amazing woman and turn into a Bush bashing session.
Id rather have a man humble before God as President than a man who thinks he is the greatest think that walks this planet anyday.
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