Comment 75263

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted March 18, 2012 at 00:07:54 in reply to Comment 75258

I'd really question anyone who didn't think the Taliban was inanely misogynistic, and would heartily oppose anyone who sought to impose something like that here. I simply wish to point out that their views are hardly representative of the billion Muslims on earth. Misogyny is certainly not limited to Muslim countries, and fighting sexism can't be conflated with fighting Islam.

Let's be realistic, there's about as much risk of Hamilton coming under Taliban-style rule as there is of Godzilla walking up onto Bayfront Park. Religious patriarchy wears a different costume here, but the fact that David Sweet (of the Promise Keepers) holds a seat in Parliament shows that such ideals certainly hold some sway. This isn't to say we're "as bad as the Taliban", just that we, too, have a long way to go before our own daughters are safe.

PS It is utterly amazing how many third world countries have better cell phone service than us. Strange days we live in.

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