Wednesday, December 29, 2004


Las Esperantas?

Given their stated goals, I suspect the PA is simply using the women in this story as temporary window dressing. But then again, a lot of history started out as a diversionary tactic.

Dozens of women defied traditional Islamic limits and pressures, running for office and winning in last week’s West Bank local elections
Time will tell if the participation of women in these elections was a one-time Trojan Horse, or something more.

Even those orchestrating events might be surprised by the outcomes they create. Let's hope.