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Sweden’s Feminist Foreign Policy, Long May It Reign

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Stockholm should continue actively pursuing a foreign-policy agenda focused on gender equality. And the world should followRead full story

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  • Putting women and girls at the center of the global humanitarian agenda is not just morally right, it reflects the basic reality that women are disproportionately affected by conflict and displacement. Countries like Sweden and Canada are stepping up and providing real diplomatic leadership by embracing

    Putting women and girls at the center of the global humanitarian agenda is not just morally right, it reflects the basic reality that women are disproportionately affected by conflict and displacement. Countries like Sweden and Canada are stepping up and providing real diplomatic leadership by embracing a feminist approach – now we need others to follow their lead by targeting the structural inequalities that hold women back, promoting dignity for all, and establishing accountability measures for global gender equality targets.

  • How irrational and emotional the left has gotten is unbelievable. There was a time when I would have considered myself a leftist-liberal.... but my god, the policies of enforced equity (which is one step short of COMMUNISM) are shaking my belief that the left can actually come up with practical and effective

    How irrational and emotional the left has gotten is unbelievable. There was a time when I would have considered myself a leftist-liberal.... but my god, the policies of enforced equity (which is one step short of COMMUNISM) are shaking my belief that the left can actually come up with practical and effective solutions for our contemporary societal issues and as a result I find myself challenging and re-evaluating the reasons of why I thought I was a liberal in the first place (you certainly will to if you ever end up reading the Gulag Archipelago vol.1-3 & I now finally understand fully what Milton Friedman meant when he spoke about voluntary cooperation among people in a society is what leads to progress or when J.B. Peterson says that the individual is the best unit of evaluation not the group one belongs to).

    I am for Equality of Opportunity for everyone.

    I vehemently oppose Equality of Outcome as we are not equal at all.

    The only place we are equal is first of all, only in democratic countries which actually have a rule of law and secondly, equality starts and ends with the notion that laws of the land shall apply to everyone in the same manner (basically no one is above or below the law). That's it. That notion is what provides equality of opportunity in our societies. After that, to each his own. We are and should be, for the most part, a Meritocracy. What you end up achieving should be determined by the talent and hard work you put in, and not by which victim group you belong to.

  • This topic reveals how irrational the left has become. They have created the notion of self-identification of gender, and yet they want to promote feminism. To do so disregards and disrespects other genders since they are creating inequality in the process. Anyone who has the emotional courage to admit

    This topic reveals how irrational the left has become. They have created the notion of self-identification of gender, and yet they want to promote feminism. To do so disregards and disrespects other genders since they are creating inequality in the process. Anyone who has the emotional courage to admit it, knows there are only two physical genders. If they could deal with that reality, they could effectively promote the concept of feminism. Until they do, this is a moot point.

  • Interesting to note that the only mention of the abuse of women's rights and freedoms in Muslim countries comes from Canada.

    If this is in fact Sweden's FOREIGN policy surely you could expect some mention of trying to protect women from oppression in Muslim majority nations around the world. No mention

    Interesting to note that the only mention of the abuse of women's rights and freedoms in Muslim countries comes from Canada.

    If this is in fact Sweden's FOREIGN policy surely you could expect some mention of trying to protect women from oppression in Muslim majority nations around the world. No mention of what Sweden is going to do to put pressure on Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and other nations to give women an equal footing in those societies.

    Seems to me this is more progressive liberal hand wringing which ignores the real abuse of women in the world at the hands of a Muslim patriarchy.

  • Better conditions for women means better conditions for humanity.

  • If I had a daughter is like her to be strong and not identity as a victim and just do the best she can.. I don't think there's any structural discrimination in the west... I hope she wouldn't take advantage of handouts

  • Andros Demetriou

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