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picture9 Jul 2007 @ 04:03, by Salama Shaquana

It has been a while since I last posted. Like so many others my life is a 'merry-go-round', never enough time to do all of things I want to do. I have managed however to keep up with my reading and research and I want ask a question

Why the silence?

Recent events in my country with regards to announced actions to protect our indigenous children and women have been met with interesting responses from the 'politically correct lobby'. Their concerns centre more on ideals than helping to stop inherent abuse of our children and also women. I fail to understand this attitude.

Likewise we are silent - mute - when it comes to speaking out about the abuse that is metered out daily in third world countries. As an example a report compiled on the request of the Federal Women Division, places the number of honour killings in Pakistan at around 2,500 to 3,000 cases every year.

The report, however, adds that a good number of honour killing cases still go unreported or are passed off as suicides. Not more than 25 per cent honour killing cases are brought to justice, states the report while calling for tougher laws on domestic violence. Please do not think this behaviour is restricted to countries like Pakistan it happens in the UK, the Netherlands, India, Africa, the US to name but a few. We now have the judiciary supporting abuse of women. The following ruling took place in Germany earlier this year.

23/03/2007: 'He beat her and threatened her with murder. But because husband and wife were both from Morocco, a German divorce court judge saw no cause for alarm. It's a religion thing, she argued.' (Der Spiegel)

The Koran seems to have become the basis for a court decision in Frankfurt. I have just finished reading Infidel by Ayaan Hirse Ali, she makes similar points regards the behaviour that she witnessed firsthand in The Netherlands.

Men go to war whilst turning a blind-eye to the brutalisation of women and millions of women themselves stay silent. Why I ask myself? Well I have made myself a vow, I will no longer stay silent. More of us need to speak out and support our 'sisters' around the world.


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9 Jul 2007 @ 15:46 by vaxen : Women...
go to war, too. But, of course, there in the tar pits of Afghani and Iraqi hell they also are treated in the same manner. Rape of the body and the soul is what happens to many women in 'the army!' Blind, jaundiced, eyes turn a deaf ear to the tortured.

And don't think that all men can be lumped into the category of women haters.
When women are dispicably treated their offspring and progeny, whether male of female will pay the price in a myriad of ways.

Women and men must be made to see the irreperable harm religions, and other, even vaguer, philosophies are wreaking on the face of this world.

Hey, it is good to see you posting, again, nemue...  



10 Jul 2007 @ 00:24 by a-d : ...an' if it isn't
"religion" it's "Family Tradition"!.... just as bad!...if not even worse! HOW IN THE WORLD have Women got along with this shit???? and still do!!!??? I've seen several really poignant Docs on Link TV about Family Vendettas and similar -and every time it just blows me away how the WOMEN in the family are just as insensitive and NOT believing when the girls tell this/that the TRUTH about their where abouts, but rather they choose to believe in some f----- lying bastard SON in the family who is nailing his sister -because it MAKES HIM LOOK GOOD -as in MORAL/ly pure! Geeezzz...

Good to see you again, Sweet SoulSis!/A-d

No, as long as Humans /humankind refuses to understand their/its own Psychology we are all f----!... doomed to deteriorate... But quite frankly, I'm fine with that. The MEAK/Selfless =EGOless people will inherit the Earth and that is fine with me!  



12 Jul 2007 @ 21:40 by nemue : Family Tradtion and Culture
In fact most of the 'abuse' can be put down to family tradition and culture. When you a brain washed into believing that your role in life has no worth and that you are totally subservient to men then to some degree I can understand why many women ‘turn a blind eye’. This is most particularly relevant in the less developed countries. The penalty for speaking out against ‘abusive’ practices can be and most often is death. This is why women in the ‘free’ world need to speak out and be there to support those who are locked in this vicious cycle.

Religion isn't the real root cause of the problem it is ignorance (driven by illiteracy largely) and culture. If we start to understand this and do something about it then perhaps we have a chance.

Blessings Astrid.

Nemue  



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