We Can Do itWomen, we may be outnumbered but we should by no means be quiet.These three things have been going through my mind lately:
Israel's "Modesty buses" should make it a lot harder for them (and their primary supporter the US) to criticize Arab and Islamic states for slow pace in updating women's roles in society. However, I do not think it will, and neither will these women leaders: Megawati Sukarnoputri of Indonesia, Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan, Tansu Ciller of Turkey, and Khaleda Zia and Sheik Hasina Wazed of Bangladesh.
Is the US Supreme court ban on the partial birth abortion (I know they are especially gruesome) a start to an all out dissolve of a woman's constitutional right to an abortion? Meanwhile, today Mexico city, the capital of the second largest Roman Catholic country, voted to legalise abortions.
The US funding of abstinence only programs in Africa has been hurting the whole region in 2005, in 2006, and in 2007. It's kind of like watching the Iraq war, only with genitals and a slower mortality rate.