November 9, 2007

Women in trouble.

Today in democracy promotion:

Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is preparing for talks with with the junta, but remains under house arrest.

Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto has just been placed under house arrest.

American opposition leader Hillary Clinton remains free, but is besieged by pettiness. But still, you have to say that she's getting a better deal than her fellows.

1 comment:

Erin said...

And on a related note, female genital mutilation won't get you asylum, because, unlike forced sterilization, female genital mutilation only occurs once and does not result in "lasting physical and emotional effects." Right, castrate a man and see if he has any lasting physical and emotional effects of not having a d@mn pen!s"

(Sorry about the odd spelling of the last bit - I don't want to get us flagged for inappropriate content.)