Archive for August, 2009

Who is playing God?

I am a bit sad today. It gets tiring watching the rise in intolerance and anger that is happening in the world. Today, I read about two paragraphs about the people who died in the hospitals because they could not be evacuated during hurricane Katrina. The story was in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine. I […]

Saving Afghan Women from the “Liberators”

By Patricia DeGennaro, The Women’s Media Center Posted on August 12, 2009, Printed on August 27, 2010 http://www.alternet.org/story/141901/ Feminists everywhere are justifiably enraged at the suffering of Afghan women. Following the Taliban’s fall, there was a rush to alleviate the plight of Afghan women and girls, backed by millions of dollars in aid. The Ministry […]

Afghan Women to Obama: We Must Be at the Table!

By Patricia DeGennaro The author, a global affairs professor who has worked extensively in Afghanistan, talks to Dr. Masooda Jalal, a political leader and the subject of a new documentary. Her message: women must be involved in peace making; the Taliban and warlords are “only powerful because we allow them to be.” United States President […]

Counting on Karzai: Can he continue as President of Afghanistan for Five More Years?

The current president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, and his entire cabinet, including his opponent, Former Cabinet Minister and Foreign Minister Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, are weak and inept. This is not completely their fault. It is the result of a complex Afghanistan that has suffered extreme damage to its governance due to war, invasion, the current […]

Finally, there's Hillary!

I have to say, I forgot she had it in her. This brought a smile to my face. An exhausted Secretary of State Clinton who was learning of all the horrific and despicable ways the Congolese where treating women, girls and boys. One really can’t blame her for getting testy. Not to mention the fact […]