The wholesale subjugation of women in the muslim world has been going on for 1400 years, unbridled by western objection. Once upon a time the west could stand aside and ignore the abuse. Arabs were a distant people in an unfathomable society. The west could leave them to tend to their own while we look away massaging our denial. Oil, however, a brought us to an uncomfortably close relationship with a culture that has not advanced an iota since its birth in the seventh century. Our best bet to come away clean is to become energy independent so we can climb out of the pig pen before we end up covered in pig shit.