Saturday, October 20, 2007

After the Terrorist Attack:
The Bhutto-Pelosi Comparison

[photo:socialist international]

by Mondoreb

In August, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi(D-CA) released a stirring call for women's equality here.
“We must remain vigilant in the fight for equality for women. Those who came before us would expect no less.

Commenting at the time, An American Expat in Southeast Asia had this to say:
As you may recall, Nancy Pelosi is the same women that only a few months earlier naively donned a hijab and then proceeded to blaze a trail of sociopolitical destruction through the Middle East under the guise of Congressional oversight.

This week a bomb attempt on the life of Benazir Bhutto tried to silence a true example of someone, it can be argued, who is standing up for democracy and women's equality. From CNN:
Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto has called the deadly terrorist attack on her convoy "an attack on democracy" and vowed it would not deter her political campaign or her fight for human rights.

Two women, Nancy Pelosi and Benazir Bhutto, both spokeswomen for women's equality and democracy. One talks about "remaining vigilant" while in the safety of the United States and then, while traveling in an unsettled region of the world where women are second-class citizens, covers her head in submission. The other, after an attempt on her life, speaks out in defiance and vows to go on.

Which of the two is a poseur and which is a real champion for women's equality?

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