My sister was diagnosed with dementia in 2010 and I did not find out ab out it until 2012 after her husband died. I took care of her after he died and found out she kept getting demoted on her job as a manager. I tried to take care of her but she could not stay alone at night and resented some of the care takers coming in. I am 78 and could not take care of her full time and put her in assistant living memory care at Brookdale in Northern Ky and I do not think they took good care of her letting her get UTIs and being abused by another patient. In one day she fell at facility and never regained any normalcy and could not walk. She had some hydrocyphulus but since she has begun tearing her hair out and agitated and medicines are not working they want to put her on comfort care at the nursing home. They do not think she could go underanthesetic to getMRI. They want to give her on haloperidol
You mention burkas. Yeah, I do agree with you that the Middle East currently has a bad streak of sexism, as well as authoritarism, extremism and such.
But we must not overlook the fact that there’s a large number of Muslims who are opposed to thas as well, and frequently even more than we are.
And a curiosity about burkas: many Muslim women actually choose to wear them out of their own free will. They are patriots and, since they consider the burka to be a symbol of their culture, wear it proudly. There has been an event where a government proposal against burkas in England (I think) was actually met with animosity from the Muslim women.
Dueling also began to be criticized in America in the late 18th century; Benjamin Franklin denounced the practice as uselessly violent, and George Washington encouraged his officers to refuse challenges during the American Revolutionary War because he believed that the death by dueling of officers would have threatened the success of the war effort. However, the practice actually gained in popularity in the first half of the nineteenth century especially in the South and on the lawless Western Frontier . Dueling began an irreversible decline in the aftermath of the Civil War . Even in the South, public opinion increasingly came to regard the practice as little more than bloodshed.