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  •  uh.... (none)
    this actually stopped me dead in my tracks:

    "IWF was the spin-off of Women for Clarence Thomas."

    'nuff said.  beautiful and informative post as usual, MB.

    also, is there a typo in the second paragraph within the blockquote?  it reads:

    "details how warlord factions, the Taliban and various insurgent groups attack and harass women government officials, election workers, journalists and women's rights activists. ," details how warlord factions, the Taliban and various insurgent groups attack and harass women government officials, election workers, journalists and women's rights activists. ..."

    anyway - the plight of women in afghanistan was largely ignored by the neo-cons and these faux female organisations before we started dropping bombs on them shortly after 9-11.  they have no room to talk when it comes to lecturing organisations like the feminist majority (or any other female or "lefties" like amnesty international).  where the hell was the IWF before the war?  because the FM and AI and many others were already there on the ground in afghanistan and trying to get the international community to take action against the taliban long before the IWF decided to make this their pet cause.  

    "Democrats: Always standing up for what they later realise they should have believed in." -Jon Stewart, the Daily Show

    by anna on Wed Oct 06, 2004 at 06:45:41 PM PDT

    •  my point was... (none)
      ...(sorry, the bong hits got in the way) that since the IWF wasn't concerned with afghanistan beforehand, i don't expect them to be concerned now.  call my cynical or jaded, but the people behind that organisation have never ever ever been proponents of women's rights.  these are the same people that vilified anita hill.  they run in one big vicious social/business circle and right now iraq is gold for people like that.

      i hope that the FM continues the hard work that needs to be done in afghanistan.  and i also hope that once we elect john kerry, we all join in pushing him to do more ti help improve the country of afghanistan for all it's citizens.  they seem nearly forgotten by this administration.

      "Democrats: Always standing up for what they later realise they should have believed in." -Jon Stewart, the Daily Show

      by anna on Wed Oct 06, 2004 at 06:50:35 PM PDT

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