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#30849 Oct 22, 2013
Hope everybody is having a great morning..Be Blessed and be careful while out...you all have an awesome day...God bless Tony,and Tally and us all.Amen...

“....VETS”

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Since: Jan 08

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#30850 Oct 22, 2013
GOOD MORNING LADY EL/MADAME GRACE LADIES&GENTS of the REALM

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Since: Mar 08

Straight To Hells Door

#30851 Oct 22, 2013
Greeting to all the Good Folks who visit El's Kitchen... I hope that you all will have a wonderful day filled with laughter and love...
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Lady Eleanor...
I saw a news report about the fires in Wales and I said a quick prayer that you and yours would all be safe...
Sending you all of my best wishes and a bunch of love...
((Love-n-Hugs))
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Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#30852 Oct 22, 2013
SLACK wrote:
<quoted text>First,do you think the women of Kuwait are oppressed?
I understand that Kuwait is considered the most liberal Muslim country in the region .. they are probably therefore not as oppressed as those in the more extremist countries.

Also, we seem to have a discrepancy as to what defines "oppressed" ... not everyone is getting shot at for trying to get some higher education ... however by western standards though, women having less rights than we have here could be considered "oppressed".
SLACK

Ludington, MI

#30853 Oct 22, 2013
just lookin for that billion

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“guess who Lois?”

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A little hole in the wall.

#30855 Oct 22, 2013
SLACK wrote:
just lookin for that billion
what do you think the number is? and if your number is less than a billion, then why do you not count the difference in that category?

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#30856 Oct 22, 2013
SLACK wrote:
just lookin for that billion
here is a question that arises out of this discussion .. if you asked 100 typical modern American women, if the women of the USA living 150 years ago were oppressed, how many do you think would say "yes, they were oppressed"

Do you think the answer might be different if asked in the UK, Germany, France, RUssia, China?

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#30857 Oct 23, 2013
SLACK wrote:
this article clearly indicates that there is a different standard for expatriates living in these countries, compared to the locals. It really says very little about how women who were born and raised Muslim are treated, so it is not much of a guide for whether or not local women are oppressed in the most liberal regions in the middle east.

One excerpt gives a vague clue though, cut and pasted from your article

"Outside of compounds and private residences a highly conservative approach should be exercised in public. One thing to bear in mind though, with women not being able to sit in cars with men who are not family members, picking up your date might be a bit of a challenge."

The highlight ? Women are not allowed to sit with men in a car, if the man s not a family member...

I wonder what they do to the women who do sit in cars with non-family members?

I am sure it is more than a simple slap on the wrist.

The fact that it is not allowed at all, would be considreed oppressed by many modern western women. WOuld you agree?
SLACK

Ludington, MI

#30858 Oct 23, 2013
you said one billion suffered the same oppression

would agree that is a stretch
SLACK

Ludington, MI

#30859 Oct 23, 2013
how many women in America have unplanned pregnancy as teens and find themselves in a life of honorably existence?

“....VETS”

Level 9

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#30860 Oct 23, 2013
THOUGHT : pregnancy is oppression of the female or a bad plan.... by both
SLACK

Ludington, MI

#30861 Oct 23, 2013
tallyho wrote:
THOUGHT : pregnancy is oppression of the female or a bad plan.... by both
it is both by both and encouraged by society

SUJ

“Your posts still ”

Level 6

Since: Mar 10

make me giggle

#30862 Oct 23, 2013
SLACK wrote:
<quoted text>it is both by both and encouraged by society
It wasn't too many decades ago that good advice to young husbands was to "Keep her barefoot and pregnant."

“Incorrupta fides, nudaque veri”

Level 9

Since: May 07

Vincit qui se vincit

#30863 Oct 23, 2013
I tried getting my wife pregnant all the time, does that count?

“Master Baker”

Level 5

Since: Jul 08

Hidden-like GINSENG.

#30865 Oct 23, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
VEE,
This is to wish you a
VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY today, the 18th...
So sorry, between us, we never got you to meet Dennis Farina,
maybe now he can be your personal bodyguard and
watch out for you from on high:)
Have a great day- treat yourself..
Have you anything planned?
'

'Sorry I am late here Vee.. Breast wishes... also.......The duh.
6233

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#30866 Oct 23, 2013
SLACK wrote:
you said one billion suffered the same oppression
would agree that is a stretch
perhaps I should have chosen my words more carefully ..

As for that girl they shot, if they would do that to her they would do that to any woman, right?

I did acknowledge that this was an extreme example, that is why I am revisiting the definition of oppression.

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#30867 Oct 23, 2013
SLACK wrote:
<quoted text>it is both by both and encouraged by society
Pregnancy is not oppression if it is planned and desired by the couple ...

unplanned pregnancy due to consensual sex is as much the woman's fault as the man's ... and it still does not count as oppression.

“....VETS”

Level 9

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#30868 Oct 23, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>perhaps I should have chosen my words more carefully ..
As for that girl they shot, if they would do that to her they would do that to any woman, right?
I did acknowledge that this was an extreme example, that is why I am revisiting the definition of oppression.
oppression isn't the taking of life , but freedoms

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#30869 Oct 23, 2013
tallyho wrote:
<quoted text>
oppression isn't the taking of life , but freedoms
the (attempted) taking of the life was done to send a message to other women living under Taliban rule, which is that "you won't get freedoms such as higher education" ... so they are connected.

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