Friday, July 29, 2005

Women in the new Iraq

I just read an article by Andrew Greeley in the Chicago Sun-Times entitled, "Neck deep in the Big Muddy". What I want to call your attention to is just one paragraph:

In the meantime, the Iraqi parliament, working erratically on their constitution, has decided to abrogate most of the rights of women in their preliminary constitution and to subject them to "Religious Law." That means in the new "democracy" that we are supporting in Iraq women will be more subject to male oppression than they were under Saddam Hussein. This is what our young men and women are dying for in Iraq?

Of course the fundamentalists in the U.S. want to take away women's rights here as well so I'm sure this doesn't disturb them in the slightest.

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