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Taliban Writes to Malala Yousafzai

Posted: July 18th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: CRIME!, Hard Pill to Swallow, Honour Killing | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Taliban Writes to Malala Yousafzai

Malala YousafzaiWe all remember the shock late last year when  young Pakistani girl, Malala Yousafzai, was shot – in broad daylight – by a Taliban assassin. The teenager recovered, resettled in the UK and then heroically addressed the United Nations on her 16th birthday – this month – vowing not to be silenced by terrorists.

Nine months after a gunman shot her on a bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley for demanding education for girls, Malala Yousafzai received multiple standing ovations at the United Nations Youth Assembly in New York. She addressed nearly 1,000 students from around the world and her speech was immediately hailed for its power.

Bravely, Ms Yousafzai showed the attack on her had done nothing to dim her passion for girls’ education. She has not returned to Pakistan, due to persistent Taliban threats against her.

In what can only be described as a surprising turnaround, a Taliban commander has written to Ms Yousafzai, saying he regretted her shooting last year by militants and has urged her to come home :: Read the full article »»»»


Indian Village Council Orders Gang-rape

Posted: January 25th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: CRIME!, Crimes Against Women, Education | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Indian Village Council Orders Gang-rape

Violence against women out of control in India

A woman has been gang-raped by a dozen men on the orders of village officials in eastern India as punishment for apparently having an affair. The village council in West Bengal state ordered the penalty to be carried out after the 20-year-old woman was discovered with a man from another community, a senior police officer said.

The woman was gang-raped after her parents said they could not pay the fine imposed by the council for having the affair. Twelve people have been arrested over the attack.

The incident took place in Subalpur village, about 240 kilometres west of the state capital Kolkata, after the couple were discovered on Monday. The man apparently involved with the girl was freed after he agreed to pay the fine within a week. The woman was recovering from the attack in a hospital :: Read the full article »»»»


Time Magazine Man of the Year 2013 Won’t Be A WOMAN!?

Posted: December 6th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Hard Pill to Swallow, Thank F_ck it's Friday!, They Said What | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Time Magazine Man of the Year 2013 Won’t Be A WOMAN!?

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There is a slim chance that a woman is going to win Time Magazines Person of the Year 2013, not for a lack of potential candidates, Nobel Peace Prize and US Presidential Medal of Freedom winner,  Aung San Suu Kyi exited decades of exile, fronting up for her people in a roughly emerging democracy. If your a little more right-wing with your politicians, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has to be a contender?

If giving is a noteworthy superpower, Melinda Gates, co-chair of the astounding Gates Foundation contributed mind boggling amounts of money to bettering the worlds living standards. Ms Gates and her foundation have made $US26 billion in grants over the past 13 years, not a shabby achievement.

At the less deserving end of contributors – entertainers – there’s Oprah and Beyonce. Oprah topped Forbes ‘Highest Earning Celebrity‘ list – and while many might think that alone is enough praise, she also touched the lives of the small folk, just ask a certain Swiss shop assistant. Beyonce on the other hand could use the prize after naming her child Blue Ivy.

Don’t even get me started on the business world! Point is, there’s always a bunch of talk about including women MORE! This isn’t ever going to happen unless the kudos starts flowing. This years Time Person of the year has been shortlisted, of the ten remaining candidates, three are women. SERIOUSLY TIME! Miley Cyrus :: Read the full article »»»»


14 Year Old Blogger Shot By Taliban in Attempted Honour Killing

Posted: October 11th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CRIME!, Hard Pill to Swallow, Honour Killing, News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on 14 Year Old Blogger Shot By Taliban in Attempted Honour Killing

CRIME!A 14-year-old Pakistani girl who campaigned for children’s rights is fighting for her life after being shot in the head on her school bus by a cowardly Taliban gunman. Malala Yousafzai had campaigned for girls’ education and was nominated for an international peace prize. Malala Yousafzai won international recognition for highlighting Taliban atrocities in Swat with a blog for the BBC three years ago, when Islamist militants burned girls’ schools and terrorized the valley.

Malala Yousafzai was shot in broad daylight in Mingora, the main town of the Swat valley, raising serious questions about security more than three years after the army claimed to have crushed a Taliban insurgency there. Malala was flown to the north-western city of Peshawar where a team of senior doctors said she was in a critical condition. Two other girls were injured in the attack.

Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan told AFP the Islamist group carried out the attack after repeatedly warning Malala to stop speaking out against them :: Read the full article »»»»