In the US, it is said to be a “war on women” when Sandra Fluke can’t get the government to pay for her birth control pills, the government tries to force religious people like hospitals affiliated with the Catholic Church or private businesses to provide free contraception against their religious convictions and when forces try to take public funding away from abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.
In the rest of the world, the “war on women” has a more brutal connotation, CNN cavalierly titles this article as “Challenges of being a woman in India” as if they are talking about losing weight or finding a good curry shop:
One-month-old baby girl Khushi, which means “happiness” in Hindi, would not have been alive had her mother, Sumanjeet, given in to pressure from some relatives and neighbors.
“They would cry and yell, ‘What are you doing giving birth to a girl? Push her off the roof of the building, kill her! Why are you keeping her?’” the 25-year-old mother says.
Sumanjeet says people kept telling her to get an ultrasound check and abort all four of her daughters. They told her she wouldn’t have enough money for a suitable dowry. Although Sumanjeet wasn’t quite sure how she was going to raise them, she knew it was a crime to get rid of them.
“Why are they killing girls, while they’re still in the womb? It’s a sin for which they’ll have to be answerable to God. Small, cute girls like a doll. They kill her in the womb? It’s a sin,” Sumanjeet weeps.
The brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old student in New Delhi and the wave of outrage that followed brought to light the daily suffering of many Indian women. Thousands of people took to the streets to protest not just rape but the discrimination many women in India often have to live with throughout their lives.
That last one was went far beyond rape, it was so grotesque that the youngest of the 6 participants stands accused of ripping out the 23 year-old woman’s intestines while she was still alive. The attack was so brutal that they actually ripped her abdomen open.This wasn’t rape, it was a sadistic murder driven by a total disregard for a human life, a disregard simply because the victim was a woman.
How arrogant are the “progressive”/liberals that they trivialize the real plights of women around the world with a sentiment that is nothing more than envy and greed. How arrogant is our “progressive” society when our poor would be seen a rich in 98% of other countries around the world.
And these are the people who presume to lecture conservatives on morality…