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U.N. adopts plan to combat violence against women

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By EDITH M. LEDERER

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ignoring strong objections from Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood that it clashed with Islamic principles and sought to destroy the family. Nice FAMILY VALUES?? Beat the crap out of women, you know just in the name of preserving FAMILY VALUES?? One world??

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Muslim countries would have been better served by cooly proclaiming that they will follow the SHINING! example of America, and work to implement the full text of the document together with the US, basing their legislation on the final, full US implementation. ;)

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Religion has subordinated women and continues to do to different degrees depending on how far the society has moved away from its precepts. It's not a shock that those who reject the proposal or express reservations often do so from a religious perspective. Thankfully, my country of birth has moved away from an established religion which was, as one critic put it 'founded on the family values of Henry VIII'. We really do need to move on.

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Might I ask how Japan, which arrests fewer than one in ten stalkers, voted in this regard?

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The head of Egypt’s delegation, politician and diplomat Mervat Tallawy, surprised and delighted the overwhelming majority of delegates and onlookers in the crowded U.N. conference room when she ignored the Brotherhood and announced that Egypt would join consensus.

They sent a woman with instructions to vote against a violence against women act?

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Muslim countries would have been better served by cooly proclaiming that they will follow the SHINING! example of America, and work to implement the full text of the document together with the US, basing their legislation on the final, full US implementation. ;)

That's fine. If the Muslim countries could even get to where the US is now, that's already a huge step and victory for women there.

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Good luck with that one-The U.N. can do handstands outside Dag Hammerskold Plaza but until the people on the street get the message that women are to be on an equal footing as men nothing will change. As for the Radicals they believe Only in Violence if they don't get their way & will dismiss this alltogether!

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