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  •  I don't appreciate being called the war (1+ / 0-)
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    party here. I think you've mischaracterized the intent of this diary. This is about a civil rights issue, nothing more than that.

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    by slinkerwink on Fri Apr 16, 2010 at 11:11:25 PM PDT

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    •  I didn't call you the war party, and your intent (1+ / 0-)
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      is not the target of my criticism, it's how you carried it out by writing about a subject that is sensationalized by the war party.

      Look, I appreciate the work you've done promoting healthcare reform here, and I completely support the IVAWA. But I think you made some mistakes in this diary. The IVAWA is about preventing mass-rapes and promoting micro-lending to women and education and programs that protect women against domestic violence. And instead, half of the initial comments--that's probably not even an exaggeration--were about how awful honor killings are and how some cultures are superior to others and how multiculturalism is bad and religions are all evil.

      I assume this wasn't the intent of your diary. But that's what people are talking about. Honor killings, while they are a serious problem that we absolutely should be taking special measures to address, simply were not the right issue to use to introduce people to the IVAWA.

      I know my criticisms have been harsh, but please take this as constructive criticism and try to see where I and others are coming from. I doubt there's a single person here who really disagrees with the IVAWA, and yet here we have this raging argument...

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      by bicycle Hussein paladin on Fri Apr 16, 2010 at 11:42:50 PM PDT

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