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    UN women's rights resolution passed despite backlash

    UN women's rights resolution passed despite backlash

    United Nations (United States) (AFP) - A UN General Assembly committee has agreed a landmark first resolution on women's rights defenders such as Malala Yousafzai, despite a hard fought campaign by an alliance including the Vatican to weaken the measure.





    A Norwegian-led coalition, which has prepared the resolution for months, had to delete language that condemned "all forms of violence against women" to get the text passed by consensus late Wednesday.

    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.
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    Re: UN women's rights resolution passed despite backlash

    Yeah, getting rid of this paragraph...

    "In the end Norway agreed to delete a paragraph which said states should "strongly condemn all forms of violence against women and women human rights defenders and refrain from invoking any customs, traditions or religious consideration to avoid their obligations.'"

    ...pretty much negates the point of such a resolution, since it's specifically institutions that legitimize violence against women that are the problem.

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    Re: UN women's rights resolution passed despite backlash

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    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.
    Since when is violence against women a tradition, a value or custom? Remember, we're talking about the world, not about the USA. When you talk about "left wing multiculturalism", again, we're talking about the world, not the USA. The world is indeed multi cultural and some of those cultures do have a tradition of violence against women.

    But, you're correct about the UN. If they can't come up with a resolution supporting women's rights because of consideration for nations where women are still treated as chattel, even knowing that such a resolution has no teeth to it anyway, then what good is it?
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    Re: UN women's rights resolution passed despite backlash

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Since when is violence against women a tradition, a value or custom? Remember, we're talking about the world, not about the USA. When you talk about "left wing multiculturalism", again, we're talking about the world, not the USA. The world is indeed multi cultural and some of those cultures do have a tradition of violence against women.

    But, you're correct about the UN. If they can't come up with a resolution supporting women's rights because of consideration for nations where women are still treated as chattel, even knowing that such a resolution has no teeth to it anyway, then what good is it?
    When I said extremist left wing multiculturalism, I meant more more in regards to the concessions made by these very left wing nations.
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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.


    One thing we agree on at least.


    The membership of the Human Rights Commission has been a strong clue of that for a long time now...

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    Re: UN women's rights resolution passed despite backlash

    COUNTRY TERM EXPIRES ON

    Angola 2013
    Argentina 2015
    Austria 2014
    Benin 2014
    Botswana 2014
    Brazil 2015
    Burkina Faso 2014
    Chile 2014
    Congo 2014
    Costa Rica 2014
    Côte d'Ivoire 2015
    Czech Republic 2014
    Ecuador 2013
    Estonia 2015
    Ethiopia 2015
    Gabon 2015
    Germany 2015
    Guatemala 2013
    India 2014
    Indonesia 2014
    Ireland 2015
    Italy 2014
    Japan 2015
    Kazakhstan 2015
    Kenya 2015
    Kuwait 2014
    Libya * 2013
    Malaysia 2013
    Maldives 2013
    Mauritania 2013
    Montenegro 2015
    Pakistan 2015
    Peru 2014
    Philippines 2014
    Poland 2013
    Qatar 2013
    Republic of Korea 2015
    Republic of Moldova 2013
    Romania 2014
    Sierra Leone 2015
    Spain 2013
    Switzerland 2013
    Thailand 2013
    Uganda 2013
    United Arab Emirates 2015
    United States of America 2015
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 2015

    It's like a who's who of human rights violations.
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    Re: UN women's rights resolution passed despite backlash

    and the foxes continue their vigilance of the hen house.
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    Re: UN women's rights resolution passed despite backlash

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Since when is violence against women a tradition, a value or custom? Remember, we're talking about the world, not about the USA. When you talk about "left wing multiculturalism", again, we're talking about the world, not the USA. The world is indeed multi cultural and some of those cultures do have a tradition of violence against women.

    But, you're correct about the UN. If they can't come up with a resolution supporting women's rights because of consideration for nations where women are still treated as chattel, even knowing that such a resolution has no teeth to it anyway, then what good is it?
    Female circumcision?*

    A man being offered the option of marrying a woman he rapes instead of going to jail?

    A woman not having equal child custody rights with a husband in a divorce?

    Men being legally allowed to beat their wives?

    Women not being allowed to travel without their husband's or male relative's permission?



    *Some consider male circumcision to be as well, but female circumcision takes place in an adolescent girl and she is held down forcibly and is awake during the "procedure."
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    Re: UN women's rights resolution passed despite backlash

    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..
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    Re: UN women's rights resolution passed despite backlash

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    *Some consider male circumcision to be as well, but female circumcision takes place in an adolescent girl and she is held down forcibly and is awake during the "procedure."
    I don't imagine newborns can consent and as you aware they are awake during the procedure. It should also be noted that male circumcision does a great deal more harm in both feeling and function than just removing the clitoral hood. As for being held down, well there is no need for that with a newborn. They can't very well resist.

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