Women Without Power: 8-Year-Old Girl Blamed for Attempted Rape — By Her Parents.

I was sure the family in this story was going to turn out to be Muslim.  Evidently not, they’re just traditional Africans.

A reminder that in terms of the status or complete lack of status of women, scriptural Islam was actually a theoretical advance over the barbaric tribal traditions it supplanted, absorbed, and, all too often, reverted to.

Nick Kristof’s columns and blogs from Pakistan stressed one theme over and over again:  education.  Ignorance — their own and men’s — is the greatest enemy of women.

Published in: on July 25, 2009 at 12:50 pm  Leave a Comment  

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