Monday, December 13, 2004

Plight of Iranian Women & The Blog of the Day

Thanks to Andrew Sullivan I discovered this fascinating blog by Judith Apter Klinghoffer, a senior research associate in the department of Political Science at Rutgers University, Camden First Kudos to Judith for hanging tough in Camden, NJ -- recently named the most danger city in the U.S., which is not surprising, I have been there a couple of times and I have never seen a city in such bad shape. Her blog offers and interesting discussion of the plight of women and children in Iraq and the nature of totalitarianism. She posted the following quote from an Iranian blogger Pouya:

Women are the silent victims of physical abuse which is being forced on them by the society, family and even themselves.

Anger against women in our society has become a behavior. And therefore men disregard calling this abusive behavior as an act of anger. On the other hand, women themselves have accepted this act as a norm also. That is why they repeatedly try to come up with acceptable reasons to justify this savage behavior.

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