I'm all for women's rights but half of Mao's tens of millions of victims were also women. This is like sticking up for Hitler on the strength of Autoban construction, or Mussolini and railway efficiency. (Also the fact that foot binding was stopped in 1911, should be reasonably relevant to the argument)
"One thing that Chairman Mao did was to end the appalling foot binding of women," he announced. "That alone justifies the Mao Tse-tung era."
Funny that Ken has never stood up for the rights of women when talking about the Middle East.
Hat Tip The Daily Ablution.