When I read yesterday that Iran had been elected to the UN’s Commission on Women’s Rights, I had to wonder what deal was actually being made in the backrooms for such an anti-woman regime to get a seat on that board. A woman’s true value as nothing more than a bargaining chip in world affairs is evidenced by the deal made to keep Iran out of the UN’s Human Rights Council. The UN could not just stand up and tell Iran to clean up their act before they are allowed a seat? They had to trade women for the deal? Sure, why not; women are just stupid cows; veil or not.
Now the story comes out. Here is just one of the relevant quotes:
Early this week Iran’s foreign ministry said the Asia group had agreed to support Iran’s bid for membership of the women’s rights body, and implied that this was a concession in return for Iran’s agreement to withdraw its candidacy for another U.N. body, the Human Rights Council.
Here is the whole story from CNS:
(CNSNews.com) – The United States and 12 other Western democracies kept silent this week as Iran was nominated for membership of the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), thus enabling Iran to get the seat.
In the four-year period beginning in 2011, Iran will help set U.N. policy on gender equality and the advancement of women.