April 24, 2006

REGIME CHANGE IS A WOMEN'S ISSUE:

Study reveals domestic abuse is widespread in Syria: The first study of its kind in the country shows 25 percent of women may be victims of violence. (Rhonda Roumani | Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor)

[A] new study released earlier this month that says as many as 1 in 4 Syrian women may be victims of physical violence is beginning to reveal just how widespread a problem domestic abuse is throughout the country.

The study, funded by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and conducted by the state-run General Union of Women, is the first of its kind to try to quantify and explain the types of violence Syrian women face.


As Phyllis Chesler and Donna M. Hughes argue in the essay we included in Redefining Sovereignty, feminists need to work with religious conservatives if they are to help liberate women in the Islamic world.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 24, 2006 10:31 PM
Comments

Most Western feminists aren't going to lift a fingernail to help abused women in bad situations. They are pursuing 'other' interests.

Or, put another way, who would you want with you in the dark alley - Oriana Fallaci or Nancy Hopkins?

Posted by: jim hamlen at April 25, 2006 12:18 PM

I got my copy yesterday. Loved the essay on Jacksonianism by Walter Russell Mead. Didn't see any mentions of the blog though.

Posted by: Ali Choudhury at April 25, 2006 1:19 PM

Jim, They only lift a fingernail for leftwing causes.

Posted by: erp at April 25, 2006 2:58 PM

Like Nina Burleigh, however, they will put on the kneepads for left-wing massas.

Posted by: ratbert at April 25, 2006 3:05 PM
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