(NationalSentinel) United Nations:Â Here’s another classic example of how truth is stranger than fiction.
The United Nations just namedÂ Saudi ArabiaÂ to head up the Commission on the Status of Women, a post the oil sheikdom will hold from 2018-2022.
This is one of the most misogynistic countries on the planet, where women basically don’t even count asÂ second-class citizens.
â€œElecting Saudi Arabia to protect womenâ€™s rights is like making an arsonist into the town fire chief,â€ said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch. â€œItâ€™s absurd â€” and morally reprehensible.
â€œThis is a black day for womenâ€™s rights, and for all human rights,â€ said Neuer.
â€œSaudi discrimination against women is gross and systematic in law and in practice. Every Saudi woman,â€ Neuer continued, â€œmust have a male guardian who makes all critical decisions on her behalf, controlling a womanâ€™s life from her birth until death. Saudi Arabia bans women from driving cars. Why did the U.N. choose the worldâ€™s leading promoter of gender inequality to sit on its gender equality commission?â€
That’s a great question, but the head-scratching decision is just another prime example of why the U.S. should completely withdraw from the UN andÂ save the money for our own country.
â€œToday the UN sent a message that womenâ€™s rights can be sold out for petro-dollars and politics,â€ said Neuer, â€œand it let down millions of female victims worldwide who look to Â the world body for protection.â€