Sex and the City has been called a groundbreaking show that ushered in a new era of female empowerment. Whether or not you feel that walking blocks on end in $800 stilettos, constantly (pretending to be) eating high-calorie foods, and having lots of sex is empowering, is irrelevant.
At issue here is something far greater than designer clothes and limitless bank accounts, in a city that eats money faster than Samantha can spread em-mental cheese on a bagel stick.
If SATC is so empowering to women, why does its sequel take place in “Abu Dhabi” (as played by Morocco)?
This week the United Nations elected Iran to its Commission of the Status of Women.
In other news, the UN also elected the KKK to its Commission of the Status of Israel and Nigeria.
The humanitarian organization, proud of this stride in democracy, made the announcement about Iran’s accomplishment in a recent press release
, buried about 2000 words in.
Iran will serve alongside 10 other nations on the body, and was “elected by acclamation.”
Meaning, there was no open vote requested or required by any member states. Not even the United States.