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Re: women's rights in Pakistan

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Submitted by Octavio Johanson (Italy), May 18, 2006 at 18:18

It is hard enough for women to succeed in Catholic countries; how do you expect women to rule in Moslem countries? This is one of the most dreadful effects of PC: we are not supposed to talk about Muslim sexism. If women in Pakistan are burned by their cousins, we are suppoused to ignore that.

By contrast, we are allowed to celebrate the fact that Pakistan once had a [corrupt] female PM. Then, we have to talk about the fact that the Burka liberated Afghan women and that the real sexism is in the West, where women appear half-naked on billboards. Pakistan and Bangladesh are more advanced than, say, Germany and France, because they both had female PMs, whereas Germany and France didn't. Moreover, Islamic nations protect women from exploitation by forcing them to cover their faces, marrying them off at a very early age and keeping them segregated from men. Common sense is the first casualty of PC.

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