I lubs you Sebekm but the war on women is almost universal. Some places is worse than others but that doesn't diminish the fact men (not anyone who posts here, of course) still view second class citizens or worse, as chattel to be bought, sold or disposed of when no longer needed. To compare the US record on women to other nations is like saying Hitler was less evil than Stalin because he didn't kill as many people.
up2: Then I guess I apologize for any part I have played - intentional or not - in the American "war on women" over the years. But being raised by a bi-polar, dominating mother; being taught for 12 years by extremely strong-willed (almost officious) nuns; and being married to Miss Feisty of 1970 (who I fondly refer to as "Mrs. Chief") for 42 years, I hadn't realized that I was really in control, and they (the mother, the nuns, and The Feisty) were really "second class citizens."
I should also add - as I pointed out once before - for more than 20 years I supervised hundreds of women in the workplace, and the lumps I took on their behalf from MY bosses made me at times feel like a whack-a-mole.
But enough with feeling sorry for myself - I feel sorry for those women in the Islamic countries, who I seriously doubt would consider the treatment of women in THIS country as being either Hitler- or Stalin-esque. But I wonder...since the Dems on Capitol Hill pay women staffers less than their male counterparts, and Republicans are trying to take away women's birth control:
Which ones are the Hitlers, and which ones are the Stalins?
Actually, I must pay homage where homage is due. The Feisty One deserves a lot of credit (or the opposite - depending on your point of view) for what you see being posted on this site every day. When we first got married and during my early years of negotiating the work force, she always used to say:
"You ought to stand up for yourself more. People walk all over you. You never complain about anything. People are calling you "the company man" behind your back."
So I took her advice, and over the years I have worked very hard at becoming the cantankerous, obstreperous, sanctimonious, know-it-all you see online before you today.
In tribute to this during our most romantic moments, I also often refer to my dearie as "Mrs. Frankenstein," 'cause when she now complains about how cantakerous, obstreperous, and sanctimonious I have become, I tell her:
"You only have yourself to blame."
lol...you have "Mrs. Fiesty". I have had the honor of awarding my spouse the "Golden Spitfire Award" for the last 23 years. The saying "big things come in small packages" comes to mind, like a hand grenade.
...and in a story related to the basic blog post, Saudi Arabia has finally decided to "allow" women to participate in Olympic sports:
So maybe there's some progress in the worldwide "wars on women" after all. The Saudi government has now employed what the article describes as a "sensitive reform" to inch women in that country closer to the treatment women receive throughout most of the civilized world.
Meanwhile, in Egypt, women continue to be routinely publicly beaten without consequence. A good example is incident involving the "blue bra girl":