Thursday, January 3, 2013
Reduce Violence Against Women!
So, ... yesterday the House voted down the Violence Against Women Act.
Within the same 24 hour window, a Saudi religious cleric calls for the rape of Syrian women by Jihadists:
A Wahhabi religious cleric in Saudi Arabia, Muhammed al-Arifi, who is very influential in Jihadi circles, has recently issued a fatwa (religious edict) that permits all Jihadist militants in Syria to engage in short-lived marriages with Syrian women. These sexual relation lasts for a few hours in order to satisfy their sexual desires and boost their determination in killing Syrians. He called the marriage as 'intercourse marriage'. It requires that the Syrian female be at least 14 years old, widowed, or divorced. (Source: AHLUL BAYT News Agency, http://abna.ir/data.asp?lang=3&Id=377318)
The hacker group "Anonymous" publishes on YouTube a video of American football players joking about the gang rape of a drugged girl at a party (after prosecutors failed to bring charges against the football team). (Source: Video is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRaI_Bt_J5M )
I ask the question, "What part can you personally play in reducing violence against women?" Please leave your ideas in the comment section.