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March 17, 2013 by tonyberkman

Random Observations of Life

Two news reports jumped out at me today.

The first was the report of the gang-rape of a Swiss tourist in India by allegedly eight men. Juxapositioned against this was the report the UN has passed a landmark accord to “combat violence against women”.

Mervat Tallawy, the head of Eygpt’s National Women’s Council, said the accord was needed to counter “a global wave of conservatism, of repression against women.” I looked back over articles I have written on this site over recent months and it certainly seems to me Mervat is correct. From a state in America placing equal pay at risk and a senior politian in the USA believing women’s bodies can “shut down” pregnancy from “legitimate rape” to our own Max Tomlinson‘s verbal nonsense and Tony Abbott thinking women all iron all day, there seems to be a global wave as Mervat states.

The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood had objected to the…

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