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?