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babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:00 PM
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Obama: Ratify the Women's Convention Soon
http://www.truthout.org/120508R

Friday 05 December 2008

by: Marjorie Cohn, t r u t h o u t | Perspective

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination.
The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, is often described as the international bill of rights for women. The United States remains the only democracy that refuses to ratify the treaty. (Photo: WILPF)

Nearly 30 years after President Jimmy Carter signed the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the United States remains the only democracy that refuses to ratify the most significant treaty guaranteeing gender equality. One hundred eighty-five countries, including over 90 percent of members of the United Nations, have ratified CEDAW.
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:28 PM
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1. What a breath of fresh air.
This is interesting, I learned something from it and it makes a strong case.

It's nice to see an article that encourages Obama to do something progressive without resorting to exaggerated claims about him moving right or how he's forgetting women etc. It's a well reasoned argument made in a positive way. I wish that wasn't so hard to find these days.
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Omerrrta Donating Member (92 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:03 PM
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2. I hope not.
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 06:04 PM by Omerrrta
that bill is a bit extreme with the radical feminism and could cost obama a ton of independent and moderate votes in 2012. I know my post wont be popular here but its the truth.
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:16 PM
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3. How about the Equal Rights Amendment?
A lot of U.S. women have been waiting a very long time for that one.
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Grateful for Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:19 PM
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4. Exactly. n/t
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:33 PM
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5. Wonder why the USA is
lagging on that? Stepford wives of the gop?
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