Congrats to Saudi Arabia for winning a seat on UN Women's Rights Commission

Congratulations are in order to our good friends in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, whose stellar record on protecting the rights of women has earned it a seat on the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women. That is not a story posted on The Onion.  Nor is it the U.N.'s idea of a joke, although judging by some of their actions, they have a weird sense of humor, indeed.  The nation that just in the last two years has begun to consider allowing women to drive – as long as their husbands say it's OK – will now be an international guardian of the rights of women. The Hill: The addition of the Gulf nation was first flagged by UN Watch, a nongovernmental body that monitors the United Nations. The Commission on the Status of Women's main mission is to assess the challenges to reaching gender inequality (sic), according to the U.N. website. The organization's executive director slammed the election, which occurred in a secret...(Read Full Post)