Posts Tagged ‘sexism’

Walmart Women Woeful

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Saving women from repression by patriarchal Islamic extremists was one of the rationales used to justify the US-led military campaign across the Middle East. Of course this is a lie, since the wars are really about money, power and control of resources, but the stated goal of empowering ladies sure has a nice ring to it.

A recent US Supreme Court ruling shows just how much the United States establishment really cares about gender equality.

In a class action suit against the world’s biggest corporation – Walmart – compensation was sought for the disproportionately lower wages earned by women as compared to their male counterparts. The suit was dismissed on the grounds that female Walmart employees, as a group, lack the necessities to be deemed a class.

American war rhetoric is about spreading liberty and freedom, but if they can’t get a functioning democracy at home, then what exactly can they hope to export?