Thursday, December 29, 2011

2011 Ends With The Republican War On Women Still Going Strong

2011 Ends With The Republican War On Women Still Going Strong: "There is a twisted mentality throughout the world that engenders oppression of women that has, as its basis, extremist religious fundamentalism. Normally, persecution of women is thought to be Islamic countries’ provenance, and, indeed, women in countries such as Taliban-controlled Afghanistan suffered horribly for not following a rigid interpretation of Islamic law. There have been, however, recent reports from Israel of extremist religious fundamentalists persecuting women for not adhering to strict dress codes and modesty rules. In Egypt, the military is accused of conducting virginity tests on female prisoners who were arrested for demonstrating the slow transition of power from military to civilian rule. It appears that around the world there is a rise in religious extremism that targets women for non-compliance of religious edicts and the notion that women must be subordinate to men. Unfortunately, it is not just extremists who oppress women and keep them in subordinate roles; the truth is that oppression of women is rampant in main-stream, seemingly moderate religions...."


MotivatedinOhio said...

You are right.  Women have been targeted by religion.  This must not be allowed.

Underground Politics said...

Women have been the target of religion for a long time. I don't see it stopping anytime soon. All we can do is keep fighting.