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Woman Politician Wins Even By Losing

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KARACHI, Pakistan, Mar.23, 2010 (IPS) - Earnestness is still on her sunburnt face as she faces throngs of people just days after her defeat. Indeed, even as threats continue to come her way, Mai Jori has not given up on her dreams to help empower the


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John Dela Cruz (92)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 8:20 am
Sad but true, a solemn fact that, for ages past the women of Pakistan have had many injustices set against them, that makes them afraid to stand up and be counted. The fear of fighting back for their beliefs makes it difficult in a world when men have ruled since ancient times. It is always a bright moment for me, to read about a woman, a poverty stricken woman no less, to what to make a difference. It is her strength as a woman that will perhaps, one day get he nominated. It is a great injustice, when governments run my a male dominated realm, look down upon women, simply because they are women. Does man not have compassion to love and to care? I guess not!

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 8:37 am
Sad! Noted.

Marian B (11)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 8:38 am
This is really bad.

Leslie Y (156)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 8:47 am
Thanks,nice article.Noted.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 2:54 pm
Thanks Cal; sad but true.

Bob E (113)
Thursday March 25, 2010, 3:43 am
It’s sad that in the 21st century… millions around the world still live in the 7th century where men rule everything… where women are second-class citizens whose role is to make children and be mothers… where age-old traditions, practices and biased beliefs remain supreme and where education takes back seat to what they already know (but don’t know)… The future does not bode well for these societies (at least in the short run).

It is true that traditional societies should not accept many of the values of the so-called modern world. We, ourselves, can learn a lot from them about traditional values of family and religion. But as long as these societies hang on tight to traditions, practices and beliefs which cannot be questioned, discussed or changed to suite modern life, these people will remain in the 7th Century with poverty and ignorance. It is sad but they are their own worst enemy...

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 25, 2010, 7:49 am
i find it amazing that in a country like this, women can achieve power.

Sandra Q (8)
Thursday March 25, 2010, 8:24 am
I am in awe ..This woman must know that this could cost her life..and she still does what she thinks is right..
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