Re: Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood condemns UN ‘End Violence against Women’ declaration
Originally Posted by HippityHop
But the responses to the article is where the best discussion is.
I agree that civil discussion of this is the place of most interest. To keep the intent of objectivity on this a tough one for me - my preferences are strongly in favor of smart, sharp, empowered women. Even more so than is common in Western societies.
In fact, I think isolating "violence against women" helps maintain the psychology of inequality. I'd support a declaration condemning violence against all people. Period. Empowerment based on the enshrinement of perceived weakness is shaky indeed.
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Last edited by pov : Mar 16th, 2013 at 06:45 PM.