Women in Kuwait win the right to vote

05.16.05

People are right to call it only a small step. Women in Kuwait can now vote and run for office but they are still bound by strict Islamic laws and in most ways are still second-class citizens. Not to mention the sorry state of democracy in Kuwait, where voting really doesn’t mean much for men or women.

Still, even a small step forward is very good news.

(Hat tip: Debbye).

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