Women of the World, rest easy! The United Nations has chosen the next country to join the Women Rights Council to defend your rights: Iran. That’s right, the nation that beats women in the street, allows the raping of women in custody (here), raids human rights organizations (here), stones women to death (here), arrests women for “satanic” clothing styles (here), bans makeup on television (here), enforces segregation based on gender (here), searches for women with tans to punish (here), and blames women for earthquakes (here) will now sit on the United Nations Women Rights Council.
After putting Libya on the Human Rights Council and makes Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann the United Nations General Assembly President (here) seems to have an bottomless capacity for irony. Next it will make North Korea a member on a political rights commission.
The Commission on the Status of Women’(CSW ) is dedicated “exclusively to promote gender equality and advancement of women.” What is incredible is that Iran was elected without a single voice heard in dissent.
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