Saturday, September 5, 2009

Words from Down Under

IntLawGrrls' guest/alumna Penelope Andrews (right), who posted a while back on South Africa, recently took part in an Australian Broadcasting Co. radio interview respecting a law on women's equality enacted in Afghanistan. Money quote:

[W]hat follows -- the laws are in many ways the easiest things to do, passing the laws.
What's hard, she said,

is implementing them, in the contexts in which the culture is so steeped in patriarchy and -- I don't want to sound cliché, but -- male domination.
The full interview with Penny, who's teaching in Australia this semester, is here. It also includes comments on "obstacle[s] to women's full equality" in today's South Africa.

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