War on Women: Part II

There is a War on Women, but it's not in the United States. According modern American feminists, their biggest priorities include access to birth control, abortion on demand and income equality --- all of which they already have. They ignore the plight of women and girls across the globe who face real subjugation and inequality. Under Sharia law, women face a level of oppression and violence the likes of which modern feminists have never experienced. Women live under the rule of men and antiquated laws that include stoning, honor killing and mutilation. These women don't have the freedom to wear pink, knitted hats and rant in the streets about imagined oppression. Theirs is real oppression that often times ends in slavery, severe punishments or death.

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GLENN: There is a War on Women happening, but if you listen to those on the left. The biggest offender is, say it with me, the United States of America. The World Economic Forum released their list of the world's best countries for women, and the US was 45th. Let me give you a couple of highlights on the list. Rwanda was the fifth best nation on earth for women. Yeah, Rwanda. Forty places above the United States.

Rwanda.

One of the criteria used to arrive at that conclusion is the percentage of women in the Rwandan legislature. According to WEF, 64 percent of the seats in the Rwandan parliament are occupied by women. Just a side note, after the Rwandan genocide, 70 percent of their population was women. So it seems to go to reason that it would -- anyway, one of the reasons the US is listed as low as it is, is the ever present income inequality argument.

As we have discussed over and over, including by the liberal newspaper, the Washington Post, there are many extenuating factors that go into why overall men earn more money than women. To name a few: Different professional choices, maternity leave, length of time in the job market, and a whole lot more. But boil down, when you compare men and women with similar education levels, similar job experience, length of time in a particular job, and skill levels -- in other words, when comparing apples to apples in America, men and women make virtually the same amount of money. In fact, in some industries, when those factors are considered, women's actual average income is slightly more than men.

In 2010, TIME Magazine reported that there was 147 of the 150 biggest cities in the country, and the median full-time salaries of young single women were higher than their male peers, by 8 percent.

Another criteria used to rate the United States lower than you might think it should be in the quality of life for women is the participation for women in the job force because it's stagnant. Is there a definitive explanation for that?

No. Not that I can think of. But could one reason that many women are choosing to stay home to raise their children full-time? Of course. Since when are women who raise children second-class citizens? Since when do we say our quality of life is because everyone in the family works?

Is the World Economic Forum going to inform America's children that they're just not important enough to warrant a parent staying in the home to raise them, or will they inform our next generation that they don't deserve the time and attention of their own parents? Or maybe they should just admit, some people choose to stay home with their kids, and it's not a bad choice.

Rarely, if ever, is actual oppression and violence against women even mentioned, such as when it exists under Sharia law. Even in the supposedly westernized tolerant Dubai, in the UAE, the situation for women can be extremely hazardous. Charlotte Adams, she was visiting Dubai from London. She greeted a male friend in the bar in Dubai with a kiss on the cheek to say hello. Well, when she left the bar, the Dubai police stopped her.

VOICE: He was like, were you kissing him? And I was like, no. And he's like, did you kiss him? And I was like, well, we would have kissed on the cheek to say hi. But apparently, as soon as I said we kissed on the cheek, that was it. It was like kissing on the cheek is illegal.

VOICE: Charlotte spent 23 days behind bars before being deported.

GLENN: Charlotte actually got off easy. The 27-year-old Australian Alicia Gali went to Dubai to manage a hotel and spa. She had a room in the hotel she managed. And one night, her room became flooded. It turned out later that someone had intentionally stuffed a T-shirt in the plumbing to cause the overflow.

While the workers if I could her room, she waited in the bar. A coworker came by, dropped some ice cubes in her drink. The next thing she remembers is waking up naked and badly bruised with four broken ribs. She had been raped by three men.

Alicia went to the hospital for treatment and to alert the police.

VOICE: What Alicia didn't know is that being raped was essentially the same as having sex outside of marriage, where the sex is consensual, and that she would be charged with the same offense as those who had assaulted and raped her.

GLENN: Alicia was quickly learning firsthand about the real War on Women. From an Australian documentary on the case...

VOICE: So a woman can only prove that she has been raped if there are four adult Muslim men watching the rape.

VOICE: You were prepared to say that the sex was non-consensual.

VOICE: Alicia Gali spent eight months in that Dubai prison before being released during a Muslim holiday celebration.

In 2008, a 13-year-old Somali girl named Aisha Duhulow reported to authorities that she had been gang raped. Instead of receiving justice, she was stoned to death by 50 men.

Sharia courts in Pakistan have punished thousands of raped women who dare accuse their attacker with imprisonment.

In Bangladesh, female victims are flogged, beaten, and imprisoned after being raped.

In Afghanistan, it's possible that a daughter who had been raped will be honor killed by her parents.

In 2014, the international women's group intervened on behalf of a 10-year-old girl who had been raped by her mullah in a mosque.

Their job? To persuade her family not to kill her. Good news: So far the family has not.

But in Nigeria, 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped out of their school and sold into sexy slavery because their extremist captors believed they had a right to do it since the girls were being educated. Hashtags popped up for the girls here in America, but nothing was really accomplished for the girls on their behalf. So there is a War on Women. Severe human rights violations, directed against women all over the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and other parts of the world, and virtually no one seems to focus on it.

Meanwhile, in the United States, the so-called war often involves whether or not free birth control devices are available on every street corner.

VOICE: One told us on how embarrassed and just powerless she felt, when she was standing at the pharmacy counter and learned for the first time the contraception was not covered on her insurance. And she had to turn and walk away because she couldn't afford that prescription. Women like her have no choice, but to go without contraception. Just last week, a married female student told me that she had to stop using contraception because she and her husband just couldn't fit it into their budget anymore.

GLENN: Perspective should be the word of the year. Perspective.

It would be helpful, at least when we have to answer the question, is life perfect for women? Of course not. Not here or anywhere else. It's not perfect for men either. But it might be helpful to take a breath and look around from time to time to see if you were looking to America from the outside, how perfect a woman's life may look to them. We'll seek to gain some of that perspective on the next episode.

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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