Wednesday, March 07, 2007

International Women's Day

Apartheid Israel
The beacon of light, the God-send to the Middle East that is the Apartheid State of Israel, doesn't pay women as much as it does men. Yup, and they want to criticize other folks? Turns out, in 2005 the average salary of women was LESS THAN HALF of that of men.

Shirin Ebadi, 2003 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, co-authored an open letter to the government of Iran - "to abolish urgently laws that discriminate against women."

Human Rights Watch says many women are making strides. However, violence is still an obstacle that disables many of them from exercising even their basic rights! Violence? Oh the sick, sad world we live in.

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