Thursday, March 05, 2009

“Not Women Anymore…”

A friend posted this story on her blog and I had to borrow the link...you can click on the header above or here to read the story

So many times in bygone days I would hear a story on NPR or the BBC or one of the international magazine shows on my radio at work, all the way back to the 80's when we were first allowed radios, that would reduce me to tears. A lot of verse was written back then fueled by those stories. Occasionally someone would make the mistake of asking what I was upset about and I got to share something they probably hadn't heard of; that the never dreamt existed.

We all become so focused on our own little world, on what we have to deal with in our own lives that it's very easy to forget that there are those who have less...that the dark powers that control parts of this world would rather we forgot...that only when raise our voices together and say "no more" will it be stopped!

Please click the link...write a Congressman or Senator if you are blessed with one who will listen...please?

May the rest of the week be kind to each of you and may your weekends be filled with joy!

alan

10 comments:

zilla said...

Jesus.

Jenny Harvey said...

I echo the above !
Amnesty International in the UK have a current campaign
http://www.amnesty.org.uk/content.asp?CategoryID=11481

Green tea said...

Makes me ill Alan..
I will forward the article to my Senator with a note.
Senator Klobuchar will listen and so will Al Frankin if this recount ever gets over with.

Dr. Deb said...

I couldn't read the entire article.
Just horrific.

Anji said...

Thanks for telling us. I taught a little girl who is half Congalese. they've lost contact with all of their family over there.

kath said...

...what deb said...

Debbie K said...

Hell on earth. I cannot begin to imagine the pain those poor women have gone through.

Sassy said...

OMG. Those poor women. That's insane. It makes me so angry! And sad. =(

JLee said...

I saw something similar to this on Oprah a while back and I was crying like a baby! We forget in our country that women (and others) are treated so horribly.

LucyTolliday said...

Sad and very moving.