Minister of Science and Chief Protector of the Faith

Sunday, August 26, 2007

U.S. is 1 of 8 Nations in the World Not to Sign International Treaty for Rights of Women

 

As of March 2007, 185 nations had signed the international "Treaty for the Rights of Women", leaving the United States as one of eight nations in the world and the only industrialized nation that hasn't signed it. The only other nations that haven't yet signed it are Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Iran, Nauru, Palau and Tonga. The formal name for the treaty is "Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women" (CEDAW). In February of this year the Bush administration indicated that it was "not pressing for ratification at this time."

 

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9 Comments:

At Sun Aug 26, 11:29:00 AM, Blogger J.D. said...

Hey, at least we have proof that the U.S. and Iran are on the same level.

 
At Sun Aug 26, 01:36:00 PM, Blogger Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Well at least he hates women and children. Bush is an equal oppoturnity hater.

 
At Sun Aug 26, 02:27:00 PM, Blogger BAC said...

Thanks for posting this Dr. Zaius, it really is a travesty.


BAC

 
At Sun Aug 26, 07:42:00 PM, Blogger DCup said...

If Laura weren't so Stepford, she'd whack him with his Bible.

 
At Sun Aug 26, 08:08:00 PM, Blogger Liberality said...

Remember a sign of encroaching fascism is rampant sexual discrimination. Dr. Zaius just gives us more proof that our country is indeed fascist.

 
At Sun Aug 26, 08:16:00 PM, Blogger FranIAm said...

How true is that liberality. Sad but so true.

Be afraid people. Especially women and children people.

 
At Mon Aug 27, 08:31:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

J.D.: LOL! What a great line! I cracked up when I read this!

Dr. Monkerstein Ack! I am not sure that is the kind of consistency that I want in a president! :o)

BAC: I had not anything about this until yesterday. What a freaking joke. Yet another reason for the world to laugh at us, and with good reason.

DCup: Ha! Yes! She should hit him right between the eyes with Matthew 19:19 (The old 'love your neighbor as yourself' bit), and then beat him with the Beatitudes!

Liberality: You know, I never thought about it that way, but you are right. Hitler was all about "women should stay at home and make babies for the war effort." That is a scary thought.

FranIAm: These comments make realize that this issue is even worse than I thought. You are right, FranIAm. This is a good reason to be afraid.

 
At Mon Aug 27, 03:16:00 PM, Blogger Kelly the dog said...

Any idea what excuse was given for not signing? Like a secret clause requiring the castration of all Republicans?

 
At Tue Aug 28, 07:59:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Probably because "Neocon Jesus" didn't like the idea.

 

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