Sunday, 2 November 2008

Just so wrong....

A 13-year-old girl who said she had been raped was stoned to death in Somalia after being accused of adultery by Islamic militants, a human rights group says.

Dozens of men stoned Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow to death October 27 in a stadium packed with 1,000 spectators in the southern port city of Kismayo, Amnesty International and Somali media reported, citing witnesses. The Islamic militia in charge of Kismayo had accused her of adultery after she reported that three men had raped her, the rights group said.

This is beyond sad and all the petty considerations that so consume our own world seem just that. All this was done in the name of someone’s skewed interpretation of religion. It’s just so wrong and so sad and it makes me as mad as hell that women in some countries are treated like they are nothing…that their lives are forfeit because of gender based inequality…and I feel useless because I have no idea how to help.
Go ahead: Live with abandon. Be outrageous at any age. What are you saving your best self for?