for not living in reality
America is a bad country. Bad for everyone but the rich. Bad for women. How bad? Let's look at women's rights in some other nations ...
According to Amnesty, Int'l ...
"In Saudi Arabia, women cannot travel, undertake paid work or higher education, or marry without a male guardian’s permission. From June 2011, scores of Saudi Arabian women supported a campaign against the ban on female drivers by getting behind the wheel. Some were arrested and made to sign pledges not to repeat the offence and at least one woman was tried and sentenced to 10 lashes."
In Yemen, "Tawakkul Karman is a leading Yemeni activist and one of three women awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on 7 October 2011. She symbolizes women’s central role in the region’s recent uprisings. Female Yemini protesters were harassed, arrested and sometimes beaten. Some of their fathers, uncles and brothers also received threats designed to silence their female relatives."
According to the New York Times, "India, a country best-known for its rising economic might, is the worst place to be a woman among the world’s biggest economies. The Group of 20 survey by TrustLaw, a legal news service of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, found that a combination of infanticide, child marriage and slavery left India at the bottom of the ranking, lagging even Saudi Arabia, where women are still not allowed to drive and only gained the vote in 2011."
According the the Guardian, UK newspaper, " maternal mortality rates, limited access to doctors and a "near total lack of economic rights" render Afghanistan such a threat to its female inhabitants. "Continuing conflict, Nato airstrikes and cultural practices combine to make Afghanistan a very dangerous place for women," said Antonella Notari, head of Women Change Makers, a group that supports women social entrepreneurs around the world. "Women who do attempt to speak out or take on public roles that challenge ingrained gender stereotypes of what is acceptable for women to do or not, such as working as policewomen or news broadcasters, are often intimidated or killed."
The Congo. One recent US study claimed that more than 400,000 women are raped there each year. The UN has called Congo the rape capital of the world. "Rights activists say militia groups and soldiers target all ages, including girls as young as three and elderly women," the survey reports, "They are gang raped, raped with bayonets and some have guns shot into their vaginas."
Pakistan is ranked third on the basis of cultural, tribal and religious practices harmful to women. "These include acid attacks, child and forced marriage and punishment or retribution by stoning or other physical abuse," the poll finds."
Yeah, according to liberals, America is a bad place. Go spend a year in any of the countries above and then come back and tell us how horrible America is.
Congratulations you idiots who think America is such a bad place, you deservedly earned this week's Stu Pitt Award!