Saturday, October 18, 2008

Sexism in the Senate

Ishaq Dar gives his enlightened opinion on the relative worth of women:

Senator Ishaq Dar and Information Minister Sherry Rehman exchanged hot words on an issue that did not relate to the war on terror. The senator in his speech remarked that during the PPP-PML-N negotiations he and Raza Rabbani were always part of the negotiating teams. But if they are to be replaced by women then there should be four women to replace two men.

Sherry Rehman objected to these remarks as being anti-woman and wanted to reply but acting Senate Chairman Jan Muhammad Jamali, who was presiding over the session during brief absence of the Speaker, did not permit.

3 comments:

Ahsan said...

This has nothing to do with this post, but I wanted to post this and was too lazy to make a new post.

This, for me, is a candidate for anecdote of year. A story from Western Pennsylvania, from Five Thirty Eight
(http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2008/10/on-road-western-pennsylvania.html):

So a canvasser goes to a woman's door in Washington, Pennsylvania. Knocks. Woman answers. Knocker asks who she's planning to vote for. She isn't sure, has to ask her husband who she's voting for. Husband is off in another room watching some game. Canvasser hears him yell back, "We're votin' for the n***er!"

Woman turns back to canvasser, and says brightly and matter of factly: "We're voting for the n***er."

Joe the Plumber said...

Excuse me! HOW DARE YOU CHALLENGE THE DICTATORSHIP OF THE JOE [FILL IN THE BLANK]!

I make $25,000 a year. I don't want those who make above $250,000 to have a portion of their wealth redistributed to me. It's not fair for.....me.

changinguppakistan said...

The Hudood Ordinance applied to parliamentary relations...how quaint.