Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Benazir Bhutto -- feminist?

In Pakistan, most women lead lives of peril. Laws are stacked against them. Nearly twice as many men can read as women. Girl children are often fed only after their brothers have eaten their fill. Maternal mortality is strikingly high.

Despite her feminist rhetoric, Benazir Bhutto did little to change any of that. Nonetheless, she remains a potent symbol of female empowerment to the women of South Asia.

Your ecrivaine offers more on this topic at The American Prospect Online:
Benazir Bhutto: An Imperfect Feminist

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