Regarding the “Thoughts Along the Way” column, I’d like to thank Leigh Waggoner for her recent report from the 62nd U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (Journal, April 20). It takes a certain amount of effrontery for her to remark on her “shame” at the positions held by the U.S. representatives, which includes the firm belief in the science of biology and physiology when it comes to the risible notion of “gender fluidity,” and on the “... Powers of disunity and oppression of this world...here in my own country....”
Yet nowhere in her column does she mention that Saudi Arabia, which bans women from driving, forbids them to associate with men who aren’t family, and chooses for them what they will wear, was elected to the women’s commission this year. No mention made of female genital mutilation, sexual violence as a weapon of war and gender apartheid that are prevalent in parts of the world today.
Instead, we get a lecture about our own representatives’ “lack of compassion” and how the United States “stood out in stark contrast.” To whom, Ms. Waggoner? Commission members Iran, Egypt, Congo and Saudi Arabia? As do the majority of U.N. actions and resolutions, this convocation achieved absolutely nothing beyond virtue signaling among the delegates and more of the taxpayers’ money thrown away on an increasingly impotent and corrupt institution.
The shame should be borne entirely by Leigh Waggoner for participating in this utterly fruitless and expensive exercise in moral superiority.