UN is the global village idiot

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    Nov 18, 2010 1:42 AM GMT
    not my words, just the headline of an article i read today. it talked about the UN women's agency, and that libya and saudi arabia are part of it. some of the arguments against such a decision included that in saudi arabia, "a 32 year old woman is jailed for disobeying her father, a pregnant gang rape victim is sentenced to 100 lashings for committing adultery, women are not allowed to drive, and where a saudi father wed his 10 year old daughter to an 80 year old man." i don't think that countries with that kind of track record on women's rights should be part of such an agency, especially after canada didn't make security council over portugal because of our position on israel and the oil sands. thoughts?
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    Nov 18, 2010 1:47 AM GMT
    mkubwa saidnot my words, just the headline of an article i read today. it talked about the UN women's agency, and that libya and saudi arabia are part of it. some of the arguments against such a decision included that in saudi arabia, "a 32 year old woman is jailed for disobeying her father, a pregnant gang rape victim is sentenced to 100 lashings for committing adultery, women are not allowed to drive, and where a saudi father wed his 10 year old daughter to an 80 year old man." i don't think that countries with that kind of track record on women's rights should be part of such an agency, especially after canada didn't make security council over portugal because of our position on israel and the oil sands. thoughts?


    Do you know what that agency is for or did you just assume that it was for countries with already equal rights for women?
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    Nov 18, 2010 1:57 AM GMT
    mnboyDo you know what that agency is for or did you just assume that it was for countries with already equal rights for women?


    i assumed countries that are not leaders in women's rights shouldn't be in charge of an agency for the promotion of women's rights globally... seems a bit hypocritical. yes, the agency would be for the promotion of women's rights in countries that don't already have equal rights for women, i just didn't think that countries such as saudi arabia or lybia should be the ones promoting women's rights.

    i mean, if you were a woman, would you be comfortable with saudi arabia, where women that are gang raped are then subjected to lashings for adultery by their laws, promoting equality for women on a global basis?
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    Nov 18, 2010 1:58 AM GMT
    *promoting women's rights on behalf of such an agency, i should have said.
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    Nov 18, 2010 2:01 AM GMT
    Yah you don't know what the agency is even for...
    They aren't there representing women's right they are there trying to gain women rights for that country. Most likely it isn't even actually members of the state/nation who are campaigning on behalf of those countries but refugees.
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    Nov 18, 2010 2:17 AM GMT
    "The United Nations has set up a new super agency to better fight for the rights of women around the world"

    this agency is fighting for women's rights in countries where women do not have equal rights. saudi arabia and libya being part of the agency doesn't mean that they are fighting for women's rights in those countries, it means that saudi arabia and libya are /leading/ the fight for women's rights around the world. most likely, refugees of those countries do not represent saudi arabia and libya in the united nations.

    how would you feel if the UN created an agency to fight for equal rights for homosexuals, and countries where homosexuality was illegal were the ones responsible for promoting such rights in places where homosexuals have no rights?
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    Nov 18, 2010 2:21 AM GMT
    Who joins up in the fight for equal rights?
    Those who don't have them....
    Just because you don't like those countries doesn't mean they arent trying.
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    Nov 18, 2010 2:24 AM GMT
    The united nations is the biggest circus since Ringling Bros and a total fucking farce. It has done absolutely zilch to promote world peace. Ask Rwandha and other countries. The fat get fatter...................Keithicon_cool.gif
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    Nov 18, 2010 2:27 AM GMT
    "When I was 18 I couldn't believe how dumb Dad was. Then, when I was 24, I couldn't believe how much he learned in the last few years!"~~Anon.
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    Nov 18, 2010 2:32 AM GMT
    mnboyWho joins up in the fight for equal rights?
    Those who don't have them....

    I don't see the countries that execute ppl for being homosexual lining up to the plate and promoting our rights.

    i never said anything about not liking those countries. i said that they are not anywhere near global leaders in women's rights and as such shouldn't be responsible for promoting them. and i don't believe that countries that stone women to death because they were accompanied by a non relative male are trying to further their own women's rights. dogs can go unaccompanied by their masters and not get stoned to death for it. i believe the public outcry of other nations that do have women's rights are the ones trying, and should be the ones on the agency, but not the nations that are committing the executions of the women we are fighting to protect.
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    Nov 18, 2010 2:32 AM GMT
    vetteset saidThe united nations is the biggest circus since Ringling Bros and a total fucking farce. It has done absolutely zilch to promote world peace. Ask Rwandha and other countries. The fat get fatter...................Keithicon_cool.gif


    icon_biggrin.gif!! i love you keith!