Post # 1
I was just reading this article on CNN. I thought it was worth sharing because of how outragous it is.
I am not sure what ticks me off more:
1) Men using their political power to oppress and demean women
2) Women, who enjoy their rights, not caring about the oppression of other women globally.
Thanks for indulging me in my rant.
Post # 3
@MrsFuzzyFace: What I always love is how they put the word “alleged” in front of rape. Always. When a man is the victim of battery I don’t believe (and this could be wrong) that we refer to him as the “alleged” victim. I believe he’s just a victim.
Post # 4
Ouch, can’t believe she was sent back to Libya. She was raped by government forces, now the rebels are using her. It seems like her country is not the place for her anymore. Hopefully some other country would step in and give her asylum. It’s sad that this had to happen and get worldwide attention before something could be done for her. The sadder thing is that there are millions more like her.
Post # 5
@Ms. Polar Bear: That has to do with journalistic ethics. Until a person has been convicted of a crime, he or she is generally referred to as an “alleged murderer” and the deed the “alleged theft” or similar.
In this case I think the “alleged” probably has more to do with the relative lack of information surrounding the incident.
Post # 6
@Ms. Polar Bear: Innocent until proven guilty. That’s how it works in the case of every reported crime, especially in journalism!
Post # 7
@MrsFuzzyFace: “2) Women, who enjoy their rights, not caring about the oppression of other women globally.”
THIS. I could tell you lots of stories about my time overseas with the army, but the number one story was when we got in Iraq and our higher ups told us females that it would be a bad idea to take our kevlar helmets off, put our hair down, or take our outer uniform shirts off in front of Iraqis- that it would pretty much be disrespectful to them. (Kind of like “Sex and the City 2” lol). Well….F*** that. I cannot tell you how angry that made me. Every Iraqi woman that I patted down to come in our gate riled those emotions up. It was always a somewhat emotional experience. The vast majority of the Iraqi women LOVED us (the american Men, too!). Probably the most kick-ass thing though was one of the douche-bag male soliders in my team had to pat a female down. He had said a rude derogotory comment about her to another soldier and she came up to me and told me about it. He had assumed she didn’t understand English, but she did- she was an attorney. NOTHING was better than taking him before our commander and recommending a punishment for him.