Wednesday, April 13, 2005


Protecting Traditional Social Values

Those darned feminists keep making such outrageous demands! First, Saudi Arabia grants "special rights" to women:
Saudi Arabia bans forced marriage
BBC News
April 12, 2005

...Grand mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh said forced marriage was against Islamic law and those responsible for it should be jailed.

Fortunately, Saudi Arabia still maintains some "traditional values," like:
(Women) are obliged to wear a veil and are not permitted to travel alone or mix with men other than relatives.

Women were not able to obtain separate identity cards until 2001, and even then only with the permission of a male relative.

They do not have the right to vote or run for public office and, until June this year, were forbidden from working in most jobs.
Source: BBC Saudi Arabia bans forced marriage
Also in the news, Iran's "Culture of Life" compliant laws are being slowly corrupted:
Iran liberalises laws on abortion
By Frances Harrison
BBC News, Tehran
The Iranian parliament has voted to liberalise the country's abortion laws.

Under the law approved on Tuesday, a pregnancy can be terminated in the first four months if the foetus is mentally or physically handicapped.
Under this new bill, even if a woman is pregnant as a result of rape she still doesn't have the right to an abortion.
(Emphasis in original)

Note the obviously Al Qaida-inspired contempt for life among some clerics:
...the religious debate has centred more on when the foetus in the mother's womb is deemed to have developed a soul - with some leading clerics saying this happens only after four months of gestation.
Source: Iran liberalises laws on abortion (Emphasis added.)
We must invade Iran immediately (and probably Saudi Arabia as well) to protect Traditional Social Values!

(Sorry about the gratuitious sarcasm, but with all the folks foaming at the mouth about the threat to "traditional values" from liberals, I thought it time to explode the "if it's traditional, it's a good thing" theme. Lynching folks based on their skin's melanin content was traditional in these United States for many years - and liberals opposed lynchings! Does that make lynchings good?)

Closing thought: "People call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute." --Rebecca West


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