Last week, Sweden’s Foreign Ministry, with an air of reluctance and defeatism, admitted “The world’s first feminist government” did not vote against Saudi Arabia becoming a member of the UN Commission on the Status of Women. Instead, they abstained, because numerically, it wouldn’t have made a difference if they voted against.
But now, Sweden’s Deputy Prime Minister Margot Wallström has publically approved Saudi Arabia’s membership:
“If there is one place where they ought to be—to learn something about women—it is in the Commission on the Status of Women.”
Yeah, good luck with that. The Saudis themselves too, think they belong in the council. Albeit not to learn, but to teach:
— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) 30 april 2017