Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Instapundit and Majikthise on Oppressive Regimes

An interesting response to the barbarians:
The answer is taking gender-based oppression into account in refuge claims. We could "rescue" every oppressed Afghan woman who wants asylum by simply opening our doors to all female refugees from Afghanistan, and any other regime that doesn't afford full civil rights to women. The message to patriarchal regimes: Keep this up, and we'll take all your women and children. Heck, if you don't knock off this tin-pot dictator shit, we'll take all your scientists, all your engineers, all your doctors, and all your journalists--regardless of gender! Our gain, your loss.

Instapundit: I'm not sure that would work, but it's worth a try. Maybe some private groups could help pick up travel expenses. I think they could live without the engineers, doctors, journalists, etc., but I'm pretty sure they'd miss the women.

Me: I'm not so sure and I'm glad I'm not a goat in Afghanistan.

UPDATE: A little research would indicate that I'm glad I'm not anything in Afghanistan. There's this story about how teenage boys are trophy "wives" in Kandahar
There is a local saying that birds fly over Kandahar using only one wing, the other covering their posterior. Now the population claims “Birds flew with both wings under the Taleban…but not any more”.

And there's this story about how Afghan men due to the lack of contact with women practice homosexuality. Supposedly they're not gay per se, they just have sex with men and boys.
Daud is unmarried and has sex only with men and boys. But he does not consider himself homosexual, at least not in the Western sense. "I like boys, but I like girls better," he says. "It’s just that we can’t see the women to see if they are beautiful. But we can see the boys, and so we can tell which of them is beautiful."

Before you sell your home and move there, you should know that if you get caught doing what everyone else is apparently doing, they may execute you by pushing you off a cliff or crushing you under a stone wall. Repressive, intolerant and randomly violent, good times, good times.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Or a Tennesee mule, Charlie Wilson's War, soon to be a film, detailed the surrogate nature many mules faced that were donated to mujhadeen...that was of course when Russian POWs were not around...ouch!