First thing this morning I woke up to BBC Radio News reporting the Stoning to Death of a Young Widow and her daughter.
Someone, had accused her of adultery. And Taliban forces took it upon themselves to drag her and her daughter out of their home, stone them and then shoot them.
All this within 300 m of “the governor’s office, the police chief’s office and a Western-backed Provincial
Reconstruction Team” (BBC News).
Besides the Obvious Disgust of this event. The horror that it evokes. The bewilderment…I have to tell you that it was Difficult to find this story!
What does this imply?
Is this all too common that it is no longer news worthy?
Are women less than?
Because it occurred in Afghanistan, it does not affect us?
My first reaction after hearing that someone accused the young widow of adultery, was that it could easily have been one of the men that stoned her and her daughter or some other man that accused her after being rejected by her.
God forgive me for judging, but come on now!
What say, what voice did this woman have?
What voice do many women in the world have? They are still, in the soon to be year 2012 treated as Less than Second Class Citizens!
And here, we worry about what we will be wearing tonight!
Perhaps a bit of background to the above comment, which also comes from another situation that, well, let’s just say more than irked me.
I received a, let us call it a recommendation, as to my appearance for an event this evening. If I were inept. If I were a child. If I was asking even, I would understand. But to receive an admonishment on something so shallow? On something that I feel is like DUH!!!
Yes, it irked me!
Being the contrarian that I am, I considered donning precisely that which was frowned upon.
But…yes…But. I decided to wear almost what I had already decided upon, just a tad more casual.
There is only so much Humility and Understanding that I can practice 😉
Please note, I am practicing. Or trying to practice these.
I decided that instead of denouncing via my attire, I would speak and state how I feel, how I felt and provide a relevant associative example to hopefully obtain some understanding.
Did this come easily? No. Believe me! NO! Even last night I wanted to say something, but my other half advised that it would not be a good idea. Bless Him.
Was that easy? No. NO!
I am practicing. I am trying. It has to count for something.
Will my intention later flop? Probably as Humility is sinking quick.
Here is what I find HILARIOUS! That later, perhaps not today, but later I will mull the whole thing over and feel like, please excuse my language, crap, and my tendency to (thank you ME!) scrupulosity.
San Martin de Porres…Pray For Me!