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September 26, 2008

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RealChange

"...the shocking portrayal of an innocent woman's descent from a respected wife and mother into a thing to be killed slowly, painfully by every man in her village." , and, "...the whole.. village participates, bonding together by excluding, dehumanizing and finally destroying the evil in their midst.", and, "...How does a husband do this to the mother of his four children? How do her sons consent to their own mother's dehuminization?", and, "How does the witness live with the knowledge of what ordinary, good people can do and can also justfy?", and, "What kind of system produces these kinds of communal barbarities?"

A PATRIARCHAL SYSTEM!

We just witnessed this horrifying spectacle take place in our own country. Brought into sharp focus during this presidential primary season.

Is this not what happened to Hillary Clinton and women who supported her? And is it not also happening to Sarah Palin?

The most painful part for me has been the other women who joined in on this debasement. I have been crying about this.

I don't know about anyone else, but, my consciousness has been raised to another level because of what I have witnessed and experienced during this presidential election cycle.

I now understand, in a deep inside my soul way, the extreme importance of women's solidarity with one another, regardless of our personal preferences and circumstances.

I have been reading with interest the 30% solution information and am ready to help elect ANY woman who runs for political office. There are men of all stripes in positions of political power and that helps them hold the power. I believe we women must start doing the same thing. It is in all of our own best interests to get women, ANY women into positions of political power. I am going to start with this presidential election and anywhere I have the choice of a woman to vote for, I am going to vote for her.

RealChange

"...the shocking portrayal of an innocent woman's descent from a respected wife and mother into a thing to be killed slowly, painfully by every man in her village." , and, "...the whole.. village participates, bonding together by excluding, dehumanizing and finally destroying the evil in their midst.", and, "...How does a husband do this to the mother of his four children? How do her sons consent to their own mother's dehuminization?", and, "How does the witness live with the knowledge of what ordinary, good people can do and can also justfy?", and, "What kind of system produces these kinds of communal barbarities?"

A PATRIARCHAL SYSTEM!

We just witnessed this horrifying spectacle take place in our own country. Brought into sharp focus during this presidential primary season.

Is this not what happened to Hillary Clinton and women who supported her? And is it not also happening to Sarah Palin?

The most painful part for me has been the other women who joined in on this debasement. I have been crying about this.

I don't know about anyone else, but, my consciousness has been raised to another level because of what I have witnessed and experienced during this presidential election cycle.

I now understand, in a deep inside my soul way, the extreme importance of women's solidarity with one another, regardless of our personal preferences and circumstances.

I have been reading with interest the 30% solution information and am ready to help elect ANY woman who runs for political office. There are men of all stripes in positions of political power and that helps them hold the power. I believe we women must start doing the same thing. It is in all of our own best interests to get women, ANY women into positions of political power. I am going to start with this presidential election and anywhere I have the choice of a woman to vote for, I am going to vote for her.

BARB

YOU MENTION THE TERRIBLE SITUATION IN IRAN...BUT DO NOT MENTION THE OTHER COUNTRIES WHICH ARE FRIENDS OF OR OCCUPIED BY THE US MILITARY:

Afghanistan

As most areas of Afghanistan, aside from the capital, Kabul, are controlled locally by warlords or tribal leaders, the Afghan legal system depends highly on an individual community's local culture and the political and/or religious ideology of its leaders. Stoning also occurs in lawless areas, where vigilantes decide to commit the act for religious and/or political purposes.[4]


Nigeria

Stoning is available as a punishment under Sharia in Nigeria. The most famous case is that of Amina Lawal, who was sentenced to death for having sex out-of-wedlock, as she is not married and found herself pregnant.[11]

The death sentences through stoning of the years 2000 and 2001 in Northern Nigeria sparked international discussion on Shari`a’s imposition of stoning. Between 2000 and 2001 twelve northern Nigerian states officially declared Shari`a to be their criminal code again, even though many of its regulations conflict with the Nigerian constitution. The introduction of Shari`a law directly and indirectly led to many violent riots.[12]

Pakistan

Islamic law in Pakistan still allows stoning as a form of punishment, however, no such executions have taken place in the country in recent times.[13]

Saudi Arabia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates

Sentences to stoning or stonings without a sentence were also reported within the last years from Sudan, Saudi-Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.[12]

You might have also one day write about the increasingly desperate situation of women in the new "Democratized" Iraq. In recent months women who are not "properly covered" have had acid thrown in their faces, and every few months, bodies of beheaded woman are tossed in the streets. See the Madre.org website for more information and ways to help the women of Iraq. No reported stonings so far, but women who have been accused of prostitution have been hung in public.

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