Friday, April 30, 2010

Iran and the Commission on the Status of Women

The Commission on the Status of Women is under the United Nations Economic and Social Council which is dedicated to gender equality and the advancement of women.

This is the same Iran in which:

"women lack the ability to choose their husbands, have no independent right to education after marriage, no right to divorce, no right to child custody, have no protection from violent treatment in public spaces, are restricted by quotas for women's admission at universities, and are arrested, beaten, and imprisoned for peacefully seeking change of such laws" (FoxNews)

The United States could have voted against it. We did not. I think that is a slap in the face to women all over the world, both by the United Nations and by the United States.

I went to the website of the National Organization for women this morning and did a search for Iran and the Commission on the Status of Women. Although they have numerous articles on the Commission for the Status of Women, there was not a peep about this story.

Apparently politically correctness (and that fact that the current administration is Democrat) trumps the status of women.

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