by Locker Room contributor
Last night during the State of the Union speech, Americans met Safia Taleb al-Suhail, an Iraqi human rights advocate who voted in the election last week and whose father was killed by Saddam’s regime, according to the president. This woman stood and proudly displayed her still-purple finger, which signified that she finally has a say in her destiny after surviving the horrific years under Saddam. My question is this: where are the so-called women’s groups who claim to champion rights, equality and dignity for women around the world? They should be cheering this remarkable accomplishment, regardless of their views on why or how we got there.