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Old Yesterday, 02:27 PM
 
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Yes, the identity of the advisers makes it look very left-wing.

And a reality check rates Media Fact Check as possessing an extreme leftist bias.
Wrong. Put in your favorite what you consider left or right wing news outlet and see where they rate it.
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Old Yesterday, 02:34 PM
 
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What do Yemen, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Somalia and the USA all have in common? They all made it to the Top 10 list of the most dangerous places for women.

Yeah, I was surprised too, and then reading the article, very, very saddened, because I recognized much of what was said was true, and I knew many cases of women who fit. As the article says, the biggest reason the USA made it on the list was that it ranked third, THIRD!, in places where women were most at risk of sexual violence, harassment and being coerced into sex.

So much for those xxx_hole countries south of the border, right?
Yet we will endlessly be told that America is the greatest country, the most prosperous country, the freest country, the country with the best healthcare...
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Old Yesterday, 02:35 PM
 
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Hey, if that lie keeps illegals from invading......
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Old Yesterday, 02:36 PM
 
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OP, all this poll tells you is where there is an enormous lack of education and perception bias at work.

There are a litany of countries where women have no rights and are essentially family property until marriage and then that guys property.

I actually feel sorry for people that think that the USA is the 3rd worst place as described on this planet.
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Old Yesterday, 02:53 PM
 
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Per the report, the poll was right after the #metoo movement.

It appears to be an excuse for someone to bash the US under the guise of “sadness”.
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That's fine. Read your "About the Poll" link. It included this:

World leaders vowed three years ago to eliminate all forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls by 2030............



Aspirational goals are a wonderful thing. Miss America pageant contestants always say that they want "World Peace". We all want word peace. We all want violence and discrimination to end. But writing this aspirational goal - supposedly put out by world leaders (What world leaders? Who? How many?) - (Why 2030? Why not 2025 or 2035?) - (What's the plan? How do un-named world leaders plan to eliminate all forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls? How will they coordinate a world wide effort? Define it? Finance it? Staff it? Track it? Record it? Maintain it?).


Do you see the problem here?



I'm not saying that we don't have a violence and discrimination problem against women across the globe and even in the United States. We can continue as a nation (as we have for decades and centuries) to work towards a more perfect union for all American citizens of both genders and all races. We all want that.



I posted a quote from your link previously in this thread (ref: the limited number of participants in the poll and the potential agenda bias of many of those participants). Your link above and its aspirational goals are all well and good. But just take it for what it is. Don't make more OUT of it than it is.
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Read your "About the Poll" link.
It is the poll that the writer of the article uses.
U.S. in Top 10 of most dangerous countries for women


Reference to the poll is made at the end of the op article:
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More on the Thomson Reuters Foundation here. Here is its statement on the survey cited above.
People were shooting the messenger ... I see a survey was conducted and the writer talked about the results. Just so you know I didn't go out and fetch it.

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World leaders vowed three years ago to eliminate all forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls by 2030............
And from the link:
"Seven years ago a Thomson Reuters Foundation experts' survey found the five most dangerous countries for women were seen to be Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, India, and Somalia. This year we set out to see if the situation had changed. We wanted to find out whether more was being done to address the overall risks faced by women, and specifically regarding healthcare, access to economic resources, customary practices, sexual violence, non-sexual violence and human trafficking. We expanded our poll to the 10 most dangerous countries with some surprising results."
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Aspirational goals are a wonderful thing.
Do you see the problem here?
Only if you don't know the history of women's suffering in the u.s. and can't track it yourself. Because if a person can not do that, then they can not make a comparison determination. As for as the leaders are concern, that is well and all that, we all know the best leaders will lead by example. However, people in these countries have brains too. And until the relationship between men and women change, beyond that of whatever their leadership is, there will be no change. (know thyself)


btw: it did change, the women in the u.s. found their voice, which I don't think they had even during the suffrage movement. Some things were just not proper to talk about in mixed company. It is a man's world; it always has been.
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Old Today, 05:22 AM
 
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Yet we will endlessly be told that America is the greatest country, the most prosperous country, the freest country, the country with the best healthcare...

Is America the greatest country
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