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  • They should have the civility to just bomb the crap out of the people they dislike, like us refined Westerners!

    Honestly, the barbarism of some people in this world is so sickening. And acid isn't even a guaranteed kill! What are they thinking?
    • To a woman in a world where her value is largely judged by her beauty death would be a more just and swift punishment.

      The western world can look upon this smugly but not so many things have changed since the days of our swinging from the trees.

      • I'm not being smug at all. My point is that we in the West just love to criticize the Bangladeshis and the Taliban and the "you name a non-white culture here".

        But are we really that much better?

        Certainly in the area of women's rights, the US has it all over Bangladesh and Afghanistan, and I'd rather be a woman here than there.

        But we have different barbarisms, mostly inflicted on people in other countries as opposed to people in our own. Let's face it, when it comes to numbers of people unjustly killed, the US has done a lot more killing than the Taliban or Bangladeshis.

        My point, I think we _all_ suck.
        • Splashing people with acid is an evil you can see, name and make a judgement on but the things we cannot see are just as uncivilised if not moreso. I don't know that you'd rather be a woman anywhere on the planet.

          • As I said, if I were a woman I'd rather be in the US (or Canada or Western Europe). As a man, I'd rather be in one of those places too. Living _in_ those places is relatively good. It's what those countries do outside their borders that sucks.

            I just think that there is an ugly racist component to the way we westerners like to criticize non-white folks in poor countries for all the bad shit they do, while not tending to our own house.

            Yes, I'd like to see Bangladeshis not throwing acid on women's faces.