Saturday, September 24, 2005


He Should be Quiet and Thankful He is Male

Rape Remarks Stain Musharraf's Reputation - Yahoo! News: "This week, Musharraf returned from a U.S. visit marred by controversy over his reportedly telling The Washington Post that many Pakistanis see rape allegations as a way for women to make money and get visas to leave the country. He later denied saying that, but the newspaper said the recorded interview proved he was correctly quoted."

It seems many people would feel differently about this issue if they were of the gender subjected to it. I realize this man has to walk a very careful political and religious line, but this was an obnoxious comment and should be brought to the fore. If he is the most progressive leader of this country, we all still have a long way to go. I also realize we can't modernize every country just because we don' like what they do, but we should at the very least be covering it, talking about it, and making sure that we leverage our political power against it when possible.

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