Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Why We Judge Others

Many of my left-liberal friends tend to shy away from criticizing other cultures saying basically that "we aren't in them, so who are we to judge?" Here's your answer.

What you see is a 40-year-old man and his new 11(!!!!!)-year-old wife in Afghanistan. I don't give a damn what God you believe in, this is beyond the pale of all modes of acceptability.

[insert obscenity-laden rant here.]

This is not to say that we should go into countries to stop this (of course, we ARE already occupying this country). But we just let these crimes go on without so much as stern comment?

Related: An excellent article in today's WaPo addressing the Women's Movement's failure to address international women's rights.

UPDATE: A female voice from within the Muslim world here.

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