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    Re: UN women's rights resolution passed despite backlash

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    UN women's rights resolution passed despite backlash




    I can't help but think that this is where extremist left wing multiculturalism has led us. I'm all for understanding and supporting cultural values, morals & traditions or customs as long as what the add to the melting pot is positive or has no negative effect. However, since when is violence against women a tradition, a value or custom? The UN is a dirty ****ing joke. These concessions go against their very own charter. Hang them all. [emphasis added]
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    Re: UN women's rights resolution passed despite backlash

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    One should not be throwing stones when one lives in a glass house...

    look up CEDAW, or UNCRC

    Edit: The US has not ratified it as far as I can see and chance of that happening is low..
    And what? You have simplistic assumption about that no doubt.
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    Re: UN women's rights resolution passed despite backlash

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    UN women's rights resolution passed despite backlash




    I can't help but think that this is where extremist left wing multiculturalism has led us. I'm all for understanding and supporting cultural values, morals & traditions or customs as long as what the add to the melting pot is positive or has no negative effect. However, since when is violence against women a tradition, a value or custom? The UN is a dirty ****ing joke. These concessions go against their very own charter. Hang them all.
    Usually I'd concur when it comes to multiculturalism and Western self-flagellation run amok but the opposition stemmed from reactionary and conservative countries in Africa and Asia. In fact the democratic community showed some backbone and withdrew as co-sponsors (thirty plus countries) after the concession was issued. The problem is that there are culturally primitive countries in the world and they have a vote at the UN.

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    Re: UN women's rights resolution passed despite backlash

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    One should not be throwing stones when one lives in a glass house...

    look up CEDAW, or UNCRC

    Edit: The US has not ratified it as far as I can see and chance of that happening is low..
    The analogy is not apt. Saying one shouldn't throw stones if you live in a glass house is supposed to be a way of expressing that you yourself have similar problems to the person you are criticizing. No reasonable person would claim the United States has a sinister record on women or childrens rights. That treaty ratification has been held up because of American political inertia is distinct from how it actually conducts itself on these issues. It is perfectly legitimate and laudable for the United States to join in international criticism of countries who sanction, protect, or excuse the kind of behavior expressed in the OP's article.

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    Re: UN women's rights resolution passed despite backlash

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    And what? You have simplistic assumption about that no doubt.
    No because the US also has not ratified similar conventions on similar issues... so chances are they wont ratify this one.
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    Re: UN women's rights resolution passed despite backlash

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    The analogy is not apt. Saying one shouldn't throw stones if you live in a glass house is supposed to be a way of expressing that you yourself have similar problems to the person you are criticizing. No reasonable person would claim the United States has a sinister record on women or childrens rights.
    Well... one could also claim that allowing religious groups to hide behind religious freedom and continue to abuse children on an industrial scale is sinister. As for women's rights, the fact that some states are putting women on trial for murder because they aborted their baby due to "abuse" of some kind.. is just as sinister. Or having a history of executing children. Like it or not the US is far from perfect, and while it is better than many of the countries that opposed this, it should not be flaunting its superiority on the subject till it fixes some issues in its own house.. which includes ratification of this and similar conventions.

    That treaty ratification has been held up because of American political inertia is distinct from how it actually conducts itself on these issues. It is perfectly legitimate and laudable for the United States to join in international criticism of countries who sanction, protect, or excuse the kind of behavior expressed in the OP's article.
    Is it now? The fact that you dont ratify treaties you sign shows a clear disdain for the content of that treaty..
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    Re: UN women's rights resolution passed despite backlash

    The UN is a glaring exercise in how governing by consensus doesn't work.
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    Re: UN women's rights resolution passed despite backlash

    The UN passing a women's rights resolution..... interesting. Just another for of proof that the UN has no balls.

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    Re: UN women's rights resolution passed despite backlash

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    And you again show your ignorance to how the UN works. Nothing new there.
    You mean like the sex trafficing ring in South America by UN personel that got swept under the rug? Weren'r those troops from Spain?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: UN women's rights resolution passed despite backlash

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You mean like the sex trafficing ring in South America by UN personel that got swept under the rug? Weren'r those troops from Spain?
    Seriously do you really want to go there? I am not aware of any South American Spanish UN sex trafficking ring, but I am aware of a US based one paid by the US taxpayer one and a few other rings.
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