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MaryH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:03 PM
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The Plight of Afghani Women is still awful!
We had a huge article in the kansas City Paper this morning about one girl who was sold in marriage when she was 9. Her husband was 48. She was chained up as a slave except when she was free to do housework. She was beaten and raped and sodomized.

According to her husband women just don't think like men. They have short memories. Some clerics tell men to beat their wives at least once a week.

It is impossible for me to even have any idea what that little girl went through.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:04 PM
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1. So much for giving them freedom? Or are we supporting their religion?
:shrug:
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MaryH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:08 PM
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3. I don't have answers. I just know that probably half of the
world's women live like that. Or something close.



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jean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:08 PM
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2. If there is an link to this article, I'd love to pass it on
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MaryH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:09 PM
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5. I'll try to find it. It was a long article in the Kansas City Star
this morning.
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DIBL Donating Member (74 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:34 PM
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12. Try this link
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jean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:20 PM
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13. Thank you!
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:09 PM
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4. of course it is. a bunch of domineering white males from U.S.
who dont respect women here in the u.s. dont give a shit about those women. of course it is still bad
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PROGRESSIVE1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:12 PM
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6. only if those poor women had some OIL, then just maybe....
Bush would be willing to help them.

:eyes:
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MaryH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:16 PM
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7. They use oil to kill themselves
What a life. This little girl had tried to kill herself twice. Once by pouring oil over herself and setting it on fire. I guess that is pretty common - and in India, too.

What is wrong with men that they don't or won't see how awful that behavior is.
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franmarz Donating Member (355 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:19 PM
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8. Plight of Afgan women--
There will be a program on PBS on November 16--check the listed times in everyones area-on the Afgan people especially women.
This is a program written by an Afgan woman journalist about the life of the people, especially women, and tries to encourage girls to go to school.
As an american, I cant even think how I could put up with that society, but I would definitely rebel, which they cannot do. Everyone, please do try to view this program.
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Malva Zebrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:34 PM
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9. Report this to Laura immediately
She may be able to stop chain smoking for a minute or two to do something about it and if not,or forbidden by her master, at least she will do nothing but capitalize on the fact that she liberated the Afgan women. <sarcasm>

Where is she anyhow? Busy taking down draperies to make a gown with a huge turquoise bow over her belly to wear to the inauguration?
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ismnotwasm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:53 PM
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10. In many areas they are for bearing children, and keeping house only
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 01:54 PM by ismnotwasm
My daughter, who is stationed in Kandahar,told me that there is rampant male homosexuality in her area. Evidently, they don't consider it homosexual, as most of these men are married with children. "Men are for pleasure, and women are for making babies" Got only knows what kinds of diseases these women are getting. Beating your wife and children is an accepted part of the culture where she is. We have diverted resources from Afghanistan, where we had to potential to make a difference, to Iraq. My daughter says we are doing some good over there, but it doesn't sound like near enough. And, of course, nobody wants to talk about Afghanistan, all we hear about is Iraq.
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restorefreedom Donating Member (424 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:04 PM
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11. good thing we didn't abandon them to wage a ridiculous war in Iraq...
er--- never mind.
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RPM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:27 PM
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14. but W told me they can vote now...
... or does that just mean their husband can vote twice?
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Darranar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:52 PM
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15. "Liberation." n/t
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