Friday, April 30, 2010
What else is it going to take for our federal leaders to see that the United Nations is nothing but a waste of money? Buried in a report that was released on Wednesday came the news that Iran will be getting a seat on the Commission on the Status of Women.
Hmm, let's see how woman are treated in Iran:
All women must be covered in public expect for the face and hands.
No right for divorce (only a man can be granted a divorce)
Has no right to choose her husband
Cannot get an education without permission if she is married
No right to child custody
Have no legal recourse if beaten in public
Have no right to protest these rules
Women who do protest these rules will be arrested, beaten and sometimes raped.
Women legally cannot be raped without witnesses
Women can be stoned to death
Women can be lashed in public squares
Of course some of the company that they will have on this commission is not much better. The panel will be made up of:
Belgium, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Estonia, Georgia, Jamaica, Iran, Liberia, the Netherlands, Spain, Thailand and Zimbabwe