Monday, April 9, 2012

Second-Class Victims

Maureen Dowd asks the world's most logical question. The shameful answer is that women's rights often take a back seat to other civil rights issues:
I know that the International Olympic Committee is another old-boys’ club and that tyrannies are legitimized in the name of sport. But the I.O.C. does have a charter that bans discrimination, and it did bar South Africa from the Games from 1970 to 1991 because of apartheid. So why not resist the petrodollars and kick out Saudi Arabia for gender apartheid?

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