Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, fresh off the Michael Jackson memorial, never fails to entertain, and today is no different:

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) told activists rallying on Capitol Hill in support of the newly reintroduced Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), that the United States should join 27 other countries that have equality guarantees for women, including Rwanda, Algeria, China and Afghanistan.

“It does make a difference if an Equal Rights Amendment is in place or not,” Lee told the people who gathered outside of the Capitol on Tuesday.

“Twenty-seven other countries, including Rwanda, Afghanistan, Algeria and China have equality provisions,” Lee said.

Because when you think of equal rights, you think of Rwanda, Algeria, China and Afghanistan.

In the literal interpretation of “equal rights,” Lee is correct. In China, for example, dissidents are all equally thrown in prison or equally killed. Babies conceived to parents who already have one child are equally murdered.

Then there’s this from Marie Claire’s “Worst Places on Earth for Women”:

AFGHANISTAN: A woman dies during childbirth every half-hour, the highest maternal mortality rate in the world. Domestic violence is endemic; 87 percent of Afghan women have been assaulted by a family member.

Afghan women are just 13% away from the assaults being completely equal and fair!

The literacy rate for women in Afghanistan is 28%. In spite of that, any of those 72% of Afghan illiterate women would be more competent U.S. Reps than Sheila Jackson Lee.

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5 Responses to “Sheila Jackson Lee Says Something Dumb Again”

  1. Michelle Malkin » A Sheila Jackson Lee Twofer on July 16th, 2010 1:33 pm

    [...] Lee, who continues to champion the cause of securing American women the same rights that women in China, Algeria, Afghanistan and Rwanda [...]

  2. A Sheila Jackson Lee Twofer | The Daily Conservative on July 16th, 2010 4:52 pm

    [...] Lee, who continues to champion the cause of securing American women the same rights that women in China, Algeria, Afghanistan and Rwanda [...]

  3. Texas Gal on July 16th, 2010 7:40 pm

    So ashamed that she calls Texas home — we have to put up with her every day here.

  4. Rhonda on July 16th, 2010 11:31 pm

    It seems something stupid flies out of her mouth nearly once per week. If the voters in Texas don't yank her out of office, I will have no faith in the future of that state.

  5. Sheila Jackson Lee's greatest hits on July 29th, 2013 6:20 pm

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