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Real War on Women: Saudi Arabia Implements ‘Wife-Tracking’ System

wtmoore1 Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 11:10 PM
I don't understand how conservatives see this as an indictment of progressive rhetoric. As if the Saudi's horrendous treatment of women somehow obviates the necessity of fighting discrimination against women in this country, even if it doesn't rise to Saudi-level abuse. I mean, Coptic Christians are killed in Egypt, but does that make the "War on Christianity" in this country any less real to conservatives? Absolutely not.
scrow Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 1:48 AM
Your post stands as an example. You would rather spend time here attacking Republicans for posting against the horrendous treatment of women, then on sites attacking those that actually support the horrendous treatment of women in Saudi Arabia.

Therein lies the indictment of progressive rhetoric.
Chestertonfan Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 11:18 PM
But the article and thread are about the Saudi tracking system.
If it was a different article, most of us would have correspondingly different comments. Most of us also see the dissonance between the left's shrill tone wrt identity politics in the US and the devastating treatment of those same groups elsewhere. Analogous to certain women's groups in some areas ie any conservative versus their unwavering support of Bubba, Ted Kennedy, et al.
wtmoore1 Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 11:27 PM
What is your point about the tracking system? As if the topic of this article isn't supposed to undermine progressive claims of a "War on Women."

The fact that those on the right perceive "dissonance" is compelling, especially given that Republicans are the ones who have shown themselves to be the world's police force. Last time I checked, it was a Republican family of a couple Presidents with ties to the Saudi royal family. Maybe the Bushes can appeal for better treatment. No? Well, at least cheap oil, then. That's good enough for the right...
Ronald484 Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 12:21 AM
I see that you have learned well at the foot of your lord and master Obama, to lie and make up your own facts, and to blame the Republicans for all of the ills of the world.
scrow Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 1:51 AM
Your post stands as an example. You would rather spend time here attacking Republicans for posting against the horrendous treatment of women, then on sites attacking those that actually support the horrendous treatment of women in Saudi Arabia.

Therein lies the indictment of progressive rhetoric. You appear to care more about the "War on Women" in the U.s., which consists of debate about women having unfettered access to abortion and birth control, then to the systematic brutalization of women in Saudi Arabia.
scrow Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 1:52 AM
Since Bush isn't in office, not sure where you're going with that one. Actually, your logic suggests that the Bushes didn't have any substantive ties to the Saudi royal family, insofar as they couldn't even get cheap oil. Surely getting cheap oil in time for McCain to be elected after Bush would have been a good thing for all Republicans involved.
oldshortfatboy Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 2:00 AM
Not just unfettered access, scrow, but taxpayer paid access, since the progs think someone else should pay for their abortions and condoms.
Remember the “war on women” the GOP is supposedly waging? I wonder what progressive women would dub this:

Saudi Arabia has long been the only country in the world that does not allow women to drive. Now, there appears to be a new development in controlling the movements of its female population: the Kingdom has reportedly introduced an electronic tracking system alerting male guardians when a woman has left the country.

Reports emerged of the system last week when Manal al-Sherif, a women’s rights campaigner who has urged women to defy the driving ban, was alerted by...