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  1. I’m sure all of you have heard about the recent turmoil in Egypt, in which according to the UN itself, “women, along with men and children, have been victims of the excessive use of force against peaceful protesters.”

    Yet in this situation, where the UN acknowledges that men, women and children are being brutalized, former Chilean President and now UN employee Michelle Bachelet called on Egypt not to cease all brutality, but rather “to guarantee women’s political and civil rights, and to offer…government support in ensuring these rights are respected.”

    I believe in equality…and were we talking about rights and rights along, I’d probably support appealing for equal rights for women…though it has to be said that Egypt doesn’t have a great track record when it comes to rights…even for it’s men.

    What I take exception to is when the UN acknowledges that excessive violence is being used by the military against ALL protesters, but then quietly abandons the men to that brutality in order to advocate on behalf of women! It’s not just women being beaten and arrested by Egyptian security forces…and I suspect that if we really studied the numbers, we’d likely find that more men than women are being assaulted by security forces.

    So my question is, why is the UN promoting the double standard in the treatment of protesters in Egypt?
    BTW, should be “rights and rights ALONE!
    LOL…not a single answer thus far?

  2. Like, is a checking account for paying bills and what not, and a savings account for things like “just in case” money?

  3. everydayGuitarist // May 31, 2013 at 7:10 am // Reply

    Chile is trying to crack down on domestic violence:

    http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/aid/3372/context/cover/

    Thousands of Chileans to March Against Femicide
    Run Date: 11/04/07
    By Matt Malinowski
    WeNews correspondent

    Safety advocates in Chile are planning nighttime marches across the country to protest the growing number of women killed by domestic violence; President Michelle Bachelet has proposed related legislation to be debated in coming weeks.

    excerpt:
    The activists initiated their awareness campaign “Careful! Machismo Kills!” three months ago with solemn memorial services dedicated to victims of femicide. It used empty pairs of shoes to represent the more than 300 women they estimate have been murdered because of their gender since 2001.

    –I thought the empty shoes was a good idea. (Also, that they took the issue seriously – not with apathy)

    Have you heard of any other good ideas to combat domestic violence? —
    All credible sources (WHO, CDC, justice depts, police depts, etc.) concur that there is MORE male on female violence – approx’ly 85%. There is MORE male on male violence but FR groups would rather focus on the women-on-male violence. (Equality with a Vengeance). There are some researchers with FR philosophies who trivialize DV by making up scales that include “nagging” and running up credit cards as definitions of DV. The VAW act supports shelters around the country, some of which take in men or provide referrals. Fact is injury to men is less serious than to women, men often have the finances to stay elsewhere, and have friends to stay with (they dont fear for their lives like women might).

    Spreading viciuos lies about violence against men does little to support your cause. If you were truly interested, you would -support VAW, be concerned about male-on-male violence, and not attack women’s services.

    i have empathy for male victims of violence, but not the perpetrators of lies

  4. There is a Microsoft email account (Windows Live Hotmail) associated with your account, so you can’t close your Windows Live account immediately. To close your Windows Live account, you need to close your Microsoft email account first. After a period of inactivity, your Windows Live account will automatically be closed. Close your Microsoft account. But how do I get rid of that without deleting my account?
    Thanks!

  5. x_blind_x_gamer_x // June 7, 2013 at 11:42 pm // Reply

    Santiago, Chile (AHN) – Chile has joined the growing number of nations against the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The Chilean Senate passed a resolution formally protesting the continued building of a wall on the border, saying it is an insult to Latin American countries.

    The resolution asks Chilean President Michelle Bachelet to order Foreign Minister Alejandro Foxley to inform the U.S. government of its stand and to ask for a halt to the construction. It also sets a national policy to side with Mexico and other Central American countries if they will bring the issue to the United Nations.

    Chilean Senators Jaime Naranjo and Pedro Munoz authored the resolution on December. They said the wall is a racist policy that goes against various international human rights treaties. The Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee warned against pushing through with the resolution since it may be interpreted as intervening into the U.S.’ internal affairs. But the Senate nevertheless approved the resolution, with few legislators voting against it.http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7009617971

    They said the wall is a racist policy that goes against various international human rights treaties.
    What human right is being violated? Do these people just throw around words and phrases that they think will incite peop

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