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tnlefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-06-12 05:46 PM
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1. In the section Bloody History, it is mentioned that the origins of
this horrendous practice aren't known, but that among northern Arabian tribes it predates Islam in the 7th century. Why this has even been tolerated and how it got a foothold into any religion or culture is beyond me.

I watched a very interesting discussion on Melissa Harris-Perry's show last weekend. An Egyptian American woman mentioned that during the revolution in Egypt, women were active, and used when needed, and stated how much they wanted their freedom. She returned from Egypt a couple of weeks ago and she mentioned that now some of the women were running for office and had aligned themselves with males who are the most oppressive to women there.

She mentioned that there were many commonalities with those Egyptians and the religious right here. She also said something that I've said many times, the goal isn't to just elect more women into office, but to elect women who are pro women, not women who will enable oppressive policies directed at women.
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