At the very least, you can definitely find common ground in oppressing and treating like second-class citizens 50% of the world’s population.
Saw this today. Basically, those carefree, fun-loving Saudi allies of ours are executing a woman. From what I can tell this isn’t an uncommon occurrence, but there’s a twist here. Is this woman accused of adultery? Speaking to man to whom she’s not related? Not wearing a headscarf (whore!)? Nope. She’s accused of witchcraft(bewitching a man and stealing his mojo was a specific charge). Because apparently in Saudi Arabia its 1430, at least for those of you with vaginas.
Human Rights Watch is appealing to the Saudi King Abdullah to intervene and halt the woman’s execution.
A quick skip to the other side of the world to the always progressive, forward-thinking state of Kansas and you have this delightful story, this time from the Catholic contingent of the American Taliban. A female referee was told she couldn’t officiate during a boy’s basketball game at Catholic St. Mary’s Academy near Topeka because it would put her, a woman, in a position of authority over boys, a scenario found intolerable by the athletic director in charge of the pubescent little angels.
No one’s facing execution in the Kansas story yet, but give Sam Brownback a chance; it’s only been a few days.