On Shame Parades

Abby Zimet

China has finally called for an end to the barbaric practice of parading
suspected prostitutes and other criminal suspects through the streets,
vowing to enforce laws in a "rational, calm and civilized manner." If
they can't manage that, they should at least include in the so-called
shame parade those truly deserving - say, the executives of BP, Sachs
and Bank of America, pretty much all former Bush White House officials,
every decision-maker on Afghanistan...The list is endless. But let these poor women go.

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