Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Everyday hardships

femsignReminders aplenty that it's not easy or pleasant being a woman in many parts of the world (even without Santorum's influence) -- the latest:
  1. Wife-beating is common in Nigeria, where harsh punishment for "willfulness" is widely accepted by both men and women. The stories here are pretty galling...
    (via Follow Me Here)

  2. That reminded me of the story of the Ethiopian girl saved by lions (who apparently responded to her cries and chased away her attackers) -- she was the victim of an attempted kidnapping for forced marriage. (And then that reminds me of this previous bride-napping story... shudder)
    (CNN story, no longer accessible, via boing boing)

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