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Robert Ariail

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Hmm, and women’s suffrage took how long in the U.S. under those nice “Christian principles” of the guys running the show?

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 2 years ago

    ^I don’t remember reading about any 14 year old girls being targeted and shot in the U. S. women’s suffrage movement.

  3. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    ^But when it came to Desegregation and the Civil Rights Movement, things got close to that.

    They seldom talked about the NAMES of the victims, but they were there.

    And maybe this will begin to shame the ordinary people of those areas into rejecting the Taliban as their default leaders.
    Sort of, “I may not care if my daughter gets an education, but for them to KILL her because SHE wants one is WAY out of line.”

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, almost 2 years ago

    @mikefive

    Quite right. The US suffragettes were law breakers, and the law’s the law, so they deserved everything they got.


    The Pakistani girl would have been protected by Pakistan’s laws if they ever enforced their own laws, which they don’t. So the people who shot her were lawbreakers, not law enforcers, and it’s not at all the same thing.


    Almost every Pakistani interviewed has said the police should do something, that it was wrong to shoot the poor girl. Not that the police will actually do anything, but that’s the sentiment in Pakistan.

  5. SwimsWithSharks

    SwimsWithSharks GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Ariel’s witheringly sarcastic stand against the Taliban’s violence on women.

    Silent, though, on the Christian Taliban’s violence on women. No thoughts on “Legitimate Rape”?

  6. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, almost 2 years ago

    @Michael wme

    Remember Benazir Bhutto? Killed inside an
    armored vehicle by the fanatics. These guys
    really have it in for female leaders. They must
    all be pretty dickless to be that hateful…

  7. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, almost 2 years ago

    Don’t forget the Salem witch trials & executions
    back in our own sordid history.

  8. SwimsWithSharks

    SwimsWithSharks GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    America has a history of violence on female leaders too.

    How about Rush Limbaugh calling a woman a slut because she was advocating for birth control pills as part of health benefits.

  9. l-empress68

    l-empress68 said, almost 2 years ago

    Again and again, it’s second-class citizens by any other name… You have to have them to do the dirty jobs, like cook your meals and bear your children.

  10. SwimsWithSharks

    SwimsWithSharks GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    to pay for her night-time catlike sex habit …

    That’s the language of the War on Women, brought to you by your friendly local Republican blowhard. Is it any wonder most women will vote against Mitt?

  11. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 2 years ago

    @coraryan

    In fact there have been protests — not enough, but not to be ignored:

    http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/14/14431038-thousands-rally-in-karachi-for-malala-14-year-old-pakistani-girl-shot-by-taliban?lite

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Wow, our “righties” are SO rational, open hearted, and open-minded. The fact is suffragettes WERE attacked, beaten, and some died, in this country.


    BUT! The REAL ISSUE is the fanatic fundamentalists who will kill anyone opposed to them. IN THIS COUNTRY, we have other groups of fundamentalists, killing folks on a regular basis, no less closed-minded than Muslim nut cases. They are called “gangs” and our police deal with them daily. Whether “Bloods”, “Crips”, “M-19”, or KKK, these groups use violence, and yes, murder, to challenge anyone who opposes their “turf” or social order, or “beliefs”. It doesn’t required religion, profit motive over drug sales, or any rational concept, it is hate, and fundamentalist intractability, IS the source.


    That females are required to be submissive, and dominated, in almost all these groups, IS sorta’ interesting.

  13. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 2 years ago

    @Debbie Jordan

    You have expanded my post past it’s content of religious fanatics targeting and shooting a 14 year old girl and my further commenting about not remembering about suffragettes being shot. The next time, if you want to expand the argument, why not bring up those people that suffered through the civil rights movement that WERE shot and killed and early union members that WERE shot and killed. Even so, neither of the aforementioned pertains to the current ’toon about Malala and my ignorance about suffragettes being shot or not.

  14. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Our fanatics only kill civil rights workers and the occasional abortion provider. Maybe blow up a child care center now and then.

  15. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years ago

    In a land full of poverty, hardship, brutal wars and war orphans, this young lady shines like a star on our own flag. How many hear this story without seeing something of what we cherish in our own national spirit? She wants freedom to be educated, to reach for her dreams, to one day be employed and the kind of adult her paradigm leads her to be.
    One wonders if Malala would be willing to move to the USA or Europe to complete her education? Or, would she want to stay and continue helping her community?
    Our ability to help her is limited.
    Our ability to save our neighbor’s children, and ours, is limited only by the level of effort we are prepared to offer whether in cash, volunteerism, or pointed letters to local, state, and national legislators.
    Every child shines, Malala is unusually bright.
    Prayerfully,
    C.

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