April 21, 2008 Leave a comment
April 21, 2008 1 Comment
The Human Rights Watch group has taken issue with how Saudi Arabia women are denied the most basic of human rights just so their male relatives can “excersise ” complete control over them.
The report from the New Yorl based group titled “Perpetual Minors: Human Abuses Stemming fom Male Guardianship and Sex Segregation in Saudi Arabia draws onmore than 100 interviews with Saudi women who are denied the legal right to make “trivial decisions for their children – women cannot open bank accounts for children, enrol them in school, obtain school files or travel with their children without written permission from the child’s father.”
Ummm, this travelling? Is this taking a child and going shopping with it or actually travelling with the child as in overseas? If it is the latter I don’t see that as trivial as a father has a right to know if the mother is planning to take the child out of his reach.
The report further states that Saudi Arabia is the only country where Muslims women are not allowed to drive.
Here in Barbados, Muslims women going for a driver’s license are allowed to take their photos with their face covered but a female staff will have to view the face first. You know just to be sure and I am also sure that some Muslims men would not want their female folks to suffer such uhh “indignity”. So some will just have to leave that one by the wayside.
Other international human rights organizations, such Amnesty International and the United Nations Human Rights Committee have in the past issued reports critical of the Saudi legal system and its human rights record in various political, legal, and social areas, especially its severe limitations on the rights of women.
Females have to obtain permission from male relatives to travel, marry, study and receive health care.
Further reading – http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7358448.stm
April 21, 2008 2 Comments
BBC News has an article on Daniel Craig stuntman losing control of his vehicle which ended up in a lake while filming Craig’s next movie “Quantum Of Solace”.
Not sure if I like this new James Bond. Besides the blond hair I still have to get use to his gritty, hard lined, image. I always heard about 007/James Bond but really got into it when Pierce Bronson was cast as an 007 agent. And now comes this guy in Casino Royale. I saw a documentary on past 007 films and it seems that the franchise had a basic image for Bond in the movies. So what up with this one?. Hmmm. I’ll be looking forward to his next James Bond film and see if the producers will be sticking to his dark side again.
April 21, 2008 3 Comments
I got my colleagues to agree that all letters to the Editor had to be signed with real names. That policy continues to today.
My reason was that if Government minister
Mr John Boyce orders that all music will cease on noisy public transport from next week, you ought to be man enough to stand up and say: “I, DeLisle Moore, vehemently disagree with the minister.” And why.
Don’t hide behind the safety of some silly pseudonym and snipe at the gentleman, in the process going back down his family tree to disclose whom
his grandmother cooked for at the great-house
in Christ Church.
That’s my problem with “blogging”. I draw the line when such actions degenerate into character assassination and other forms of public mischief . [Source The Nation]
Of all the things more relevant to write about in these troubles times, Carl Moore in his column ‘”The Moore Things Change”, in today’s newspaper decided to touch on the legacy that Barbadians blogs may leave behind when bloggers hide behind pseudonym and “snipe” at persons with no way of knowing who is doing the sniping.
Well Mr Moore, there are blogs and there are blogs. Each one have they own unique character. The gossip blogs on the net are aware of what legacy they leave behind, nevertheless their primary concern is to get their gossip out. Then there are tech blogs, health blogs, political blogs, news blogs, financial blogs etc.
If I find 5 tech blogs and out of those 5, 2 may fancy my interest more, I may even not bother with the other 3!!!!!.
Secondly persons post/blog anonymously for various reasons. As with character assassination it is left for the author to regulate such or ban if necessary.
Thirdly why would “all 650 words of this article will appear on a blog, verbatim,” as if us bloggers don’t have anything better to do than to cater to such a facetious statement so as to give you an excuse to bring attention to yourself.
I must say though the article made for interesting reading in a rather dull Sunday dead tree version.
See previous article – Journalist Carl Moore Love/Hate Relationship With Bajan’s Blogs