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For Female New Zealand MPs, Debate Over Detainees Turns Personal

Several female lawmakers in New Zealand’s parliament had their microphones silenced and were ordered to leave the chamber this week after they stood to protest comments made during a heated debate regarding New Zealanders held at Australia’s Christmas Island detention center. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key accused the opposition Labour and Green parties of "backing rapists" after they accused Key of inaction regarding native New Zealanders with criminal records awaiting...

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