U.N. Elects Iran to Commission on Women's Rights

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  1. KyleK

    KyleK Who, me? Staff Member

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    from FoxNews:

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    WTF? To me it just shows the true stripes of the UN and how utterly useless they really are. How in the hell do you elect a country (without a vote) to a commission on women's rights that by law stones women and lashes them for being prudish, I mean not modest? :huh:
     
  2. TheDude

    TheDude I'm calmer than you.

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    It's called being "progressive". :thumb:
     
  3. OkieTigerTK

    OkieTigerTK Tornado Alley

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    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Any organization with that many voting members cannot agree on anything and so are ruled by byzantine rules and bureaucracies. The entire UN didn't actually "elect" Iran. Iran got on this commission apparently because Asia gets two seats and only two Asian countries applied for it.

    From the same FoxNews article:

     
  5. LSUMASTERMIND

    LSUMASTERMIND Founding Member

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    WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. Chase4LSU

    Chase4LSU Waiting on Mettenberger

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    gumborue Painfully Pessimistic

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    better than saudi arabia or pakistan.
     
  8. SabanFan

    SabanFan The voice of reason

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    It's no coincidence cough*obama*cough that the US delegation did not object.
     
  9. OkieTigerTK

    OkieTigerTK Tornado Alley

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    that sums it up pretty well.
    i dont know. saudi and pakistan are horrendous in their treatment of women, but i think we just dont hear as much about iran in the way they treat women. what reading i have done on the subject, it is getting worse in regards to the treatment and rights of women.

    i have a book, that i cant find right now and cant remember the name, that explores the treatment of women in the different middle eastern countries. iran is becoming more and more hard line in their treatment of women, much the same as saudi arabia.
     
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    LSUsupaFan Freshman

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    It is harder to politicize an issue when all the relevant facts are at the top.
     

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