From the President’s speech in Cairo today:
“I reject the view of some in the West that a woman who chooses to cover her hair is somehow less equal, but I do believe that a woman who is denied an education is denied equality. And it is no coincidence that countries where women are well-educated are far more likely to be prosperous.”
“Now let me be clear: issues of women’s equality are by no means simply an issue for Islam. In Turkey, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia, we have seen Muslim-majority countries elect a woman to lead. Meanwhile, the struggle for women’s equality continues in many aspects of American life, and in countries around the world.”
I swear to God, I don’t know how much longer I’ll be able to take this. Making an outright comparison between a country where a woman finishes second in the Democratic primaries for President and countries where women are not allowed to drive or are killed because they touch men who are not their husbands is so insulting on so many levels I don’t even know what to write about it. How long is this Grovelpalooza going to last?