The Myth of Democracy

"Remember those photos of Iraqi women triumphantly raising freshly inked fingers for Western cameras after voting in their new "democracy"? They were presented to the world by the U.S. government as an indication of a policy that would liberate Iraqi women and men. Well, it didn't quite work out that way..."
-Kasia Anderson-

Anderson interviews Iraqi women's rights activist Yanar Mohammed, who argues that the situation for women in Iraq has worsened significantly since the American invasion in 2003. Read "Iraqi Women Worse for the War". To read more about the general movement for women's rights, check out Feminist Majority Foundation.

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