It seems some “panel of experts” has rated the top ten most dangerous nations on the planet for women, and guess what? The U.S. made the list. To which I can only say, what a huge steaming pile of crap. Excerpt:
The United States has been ranked for the first time among the 10 nations deemed to be the most dangerous for women by experts in the field. A survey by the Thomson Reuters Foundation of about 550 experts in women’s issues around the globe labeled the U.S. the 10th most dangerous nation in terms of the risk of sexual violence, harassment and being coerced into sex.
The foundation said the U.S. placement on the dubious list was down largely to the # and Time’s Up campaigns increasing awareness of sexual violence and intimidation of women in the U.S. in the wake of the criminal allegations against movie mogul .
Here’s the list:
- Saudi Arabia
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- United States
Honestly, I can see most of those belonging on the list, but who in the hell can keep a straight face while claiming the U.S. is a more dangerous place for women than, say, South Sudan, about which shithole Wikipedia has this to say:
The United Nations rights office has described the situation in the country as “one of the most horrendous human rights situations in the world.” It accused the army and allied militias of allowing fighters to rape women as form of payment for fighting, as well as raid cattle in an agreement of “do what you can, take what you can.”
How about Iran? Here’s some info:
Unequal value for women’s testimony compared to that of a man, and traditional attitudes towards women’s behavior and clothing as a way of explaining rape have made conviction for rape of women difficult if not impossible in Iran. One widely criticized case was that of Atefah Sahaaleh, who was executed by the state for ‘inappropriate sexual relations’, despite evidence she was most probably a rape victim.
Differences in blood money for men and women include victims and offenders. In 2003, the parents of Leila Fathi, an 11-year-old village girl from Sarghez who was raped and murdered, were asked to come up with the equivalent of thousands of US dollars to pay the blood money (diyya) for the execution of their daughter’s killers because a woman’s life is worth half that of a man’s life.
Iran elected not to become a member of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 2003, since the convention contradicted the Islamic Sharia law in Clause A of its single article. “Discriminatory provisions” against women in criminal and civil laws in Iran were declared “in urgent need of reform,” and gender-based violence “widespread” by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a report released 20 Oct 2008.
Where is any of this happening in the United States?
This panel of
experts assholes should damn well be ashamed of themselves.