(NationalSentinel) United Nations: Here’s another classic example of how truth is stranger than fiction.
The United Nations just named Saudi Arabia to head up the Commission on the Status of Women, a post the oil sheikdom will hold from 2018-2022.
This is one of the most misogynistic countries on the planet, where women basically don’t even count as second-class citizens.
“Electing Saudi Arabia to protect women’s rights is like making an arsonist into the town fire chief,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch. “It’s absurd — and morally reprehensible.
“This is a black day for women’s rights, and for all human rights,” said Neuer.
“Saudi discrimination against women is gross and systematic in law and in practice. Every Saudi woman,” Neuer continued, “must have a male guardian who makes all critical decisions on her behalf, controlling a woman’s life from her birth until death. Saudi Arabia bans women from driving cars. Why did the U.N. choose the world’s leading promoter of gender inequality to sit on its gender equality commission?”
That’s a great question, but the head-scratching decision is just another prime example of why the U.S. should completely withdraw from the UN and save the money for our own country.
“Today the UN sent a message that women’s rights can be sold out for petro-dollars and politics,” said Neuer, “and it let down millions of female victims worldwide who look to the world body for protection.”