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.
“Nonviolence means avoiding not only physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.” – MLK
Last edited by pov : Mar 16th, 2013 at 05:45 PM.