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  •  I can't find specifics about what the bill does (3+ / 0-)

    What concrete measures does it propose for fighting gendered violence? This needs to be made clear. I don't think it's out of line to be mistrustful when a diary opens with an example that plays on fear of one of the groups most mistrusted and misunderstood by Americans today, and then proposes something that, to all appearances, is largely conceptual in content, and is little more than a statement of principle?

    I will probably support this bill when I find out more about it, but I have some problems with this diary. For starters, there are far worse and more prevalent types of gendered violence than honor killings that could have been used for the lede in this diary that don't play on the notion of a world-wide culture conflict between the US and benighted, backward third-world and Middle Eastern countries. It's also misleading to give an honor killing in Turkey as an example of something this bill is meant to address. Turkey takes honor killings seriously and is putting real effort into trying to end them.

    According to this bill, what should we try and get Turkey to do differently? The obvious answer is, we should give it help and encouragement to implement its existing policy. I don't think that's the idea people are going to take away from this diary, though. The impression you get is that Turkey is just letting these things happen and we need to stop them! And what will this bill do about other critical outbreaks of gendered violence, such as the mass-rapes in the Congo?

    ORGANIZE early, ORGANIZE often.

    by bicycle Hussein paladin on Fri Apr 16, 2010 at 08:09:59 PM PDT

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