Monday's HOT MIC

Monday's HOT MIC

Who would ever put Saudi Arabia on a commission for women's rights? Oh yeah, that's right — the United Nations. Paul Crookston has the story over at National Review's The Corner:

It’s hard to fathom the scale of the U.N.’s hypocrisy on human rights, but electing Saudi Arabia to the Commission on the Status of Women gives some indication of its depth. In ascending to the body, the Saudi government will serve alongside fellow Middle Eastern dictatorship and human-rights luminary Iran, which joined in 2014.

That’s the same Saudi Arabia that bans women from driving, forbids them to associate with men who aren’t family, and chooses for them what they will wear. Over at UN Watch, Hillel Neuer describes the oppression that Saudi women face: “Every Saudi woman must have a male guardian who makes all critical decisions on her behalf, controlling a woman’s life from her birth until death.”

Why aren't Hillary Clinton and Emma Watson protesting them? Oh yeah, they have more important wage gap battles at home ...