Monday, April 23, 2012

The Middle East's War on Women

Incredibly, the Huffington Post published an article about how the "War on Women" (a political talking point/issue here in the US) is really being fought in the Middle East. Check out the article, it has a lot of good stuff as to the plight of women overseas.

What was interesting to me was the HuffPoster reactions. Some of them condemned the treatment of women in the Middle East without reservations, but there were other, more revealing reactions.

There were the "America is at fault/America is just as bad" comments:


 There's the partisan, agenda pushing comments:


There's the "not all Muslims are bad" comments (although not as many as usual):


And, of course, blaming you-know-who for it:





One thing is for sure, we're not going to see 6,000 comments all unilaterally condemning the treatment of women. The HP saves that kind of hatred for Israeli soldiers.

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