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February 15, 2008

Islamic fundamentalists, meet Catholic fundamentalists. You have so much in common.

Filed under: Girlz Suck! — Tags: , , , , — akcb @ 3:27 am

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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.

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3 Comments »

  1. (friend of Sarah’s in Germany here)
    I like the blog and your ranting feminism! Look forward to more.

    Comment by Tammy — February 17, 2008 @ 3:13 pm

  2. Tammy, thanks so much for reading! You’re one of nearly four people who tune in regularly. I added your blog to my reader too. Was excited to see you and Sarah made the journey to vote. I’m not really sure where this is going; I thought it would be a fun little ‘share my life project’ but it’s kinda becoming my daily rant space. Things are as they are, I guess, and not always as you thought they would be.

    Thanks, again.

    Comment by spooneb — February 19, 2008 @ 4:24 am

  3. You might be surprised to have a conservative agree with you. I thought this was horrible. Gee, I’m just thinking now when those boys get older and they have a……don’t even think it….a female boss or get pulled over for speeding to mass by a female officer. “I’m not allowed to take that ticket from you little missy, you can’t be in authority over me!” I like your blog, don’t too much agree, but I’ll check back.

    -Jocoeveryman

    Comment by jocoeveryman — February 26, 2008 @ 10:12 pm


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