20 May, 2008

Women and the Olympics

I have long been tempted by motions which would basically read "THW sanction countries which practised gender apartheid" but gut instinct tells me that you'd get one good room and 9 rooms which dissolved into model bashing.

We - rightly- condemned South Africa for the state's oppression of the non-whites living there. Why on earth do we find the situation in KSA more acceptable? Is the oppression of women so commonplace that it does not merit comment?

This alternative
, of banning countries from the Olympics if they did not let women compete, is far more attractive.

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