No, NOT here, in Iraq. YES, IRAQ. Something that was unheard of under Saddam Hussein.
Thousands of women are running for council seats in the provincial elections. Of course, The New York Slimes has to point out that even if they win, they face numerous hurdles, particularly the entrenched attitudes of most Iraqi men. (Sounds like America not too long ago to me.)
Iraqis go to the polls and there have been no acts of violence. I will try to find out how many of the 4000 female candidates won their races.
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