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Tuesday
Oct092012

Pakistan Taliban Vow To Shoot 14-Year Old Malala Yousafzai Again If She Survives Close Range Head Wound

This is one story about President Obama that doesn’t quite fit Mitt Romney’s narrative about a US President Obama who fails to inspire pro-Western people abroad. 14-year-old activist and outspoken advocate for the education for girls Malala Yousafzai was shot today, October 9, in the head on her way home from school in Mingora, Pakistan.

The Taliban in Pakistan’s Swat Valley took responsibility for the shooting, telling Reuters in a telephone interview that Malala “was pro-West, she was speaking against Taliban and she was calling President Obama her idol”.

Agreeing that Malala is young, Ehsanullah Ehsan, a spokesman for Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan— charged that “she was promoting Western culture in Pashtun areas”.  If Malala Yousafzai survives, the Taliban say they will shoot her again until she is dead.

The New York Times reports that another girl who was wounded in the attack said that a man had stopped the school bus on which Malala was riding, stepped into the bus and asked which girl was Malala before opening fire.

We all pray that somehow this astoundingly courageous young woman Malala Yousafzai will survive. And we grieve deeply for her wonderful father who had the courage and fortitude to see the potential of his young daughter and cultivate her voice, mind, and strong convictions. ~ Anne

Updates: Pakistani schools protest after shooting of young girl USA Today

Malala Yousafzai: Pakistan bullet surgery ‘successful’ BBC News Asia

Taliban Gun Down Girl Who Spoke Up for Rights NYTimes

 … a neurologist said Ms. Yousafzai was in critical condition at a hospital in Peshawar, though doctors had been able to remove a bullet. A government official in Peshawar, speaking on condition of anonymity, said arrangements had been made to send Ms. Yousafzai abroad for treatment, but that doctors had said she should not be moved for now.

Previously on Anne of Carversville:

Pakistan’s Girls

Pakistan’s Girls: Uneducated, Radicalized & Anti-West 12/23/2009

Leaving no doubt how they feel about educating girls, the Taliban blew up a girls’ school in Pakistan’s Khyber district, where government troops are fighting against militants.

Militants detonated explosives overnight at the government-run school in Bazgarah town, about 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of Peshawar, capital of the violence-plagued North West Frontier Province.”The building had 21 rooms. All have been completely demolished,” local administration chief Shafeerullah Wazir told AFP by telephone. No one was injured.

This was the ninth school to be blown up in the Khyber region over the past six weeks. Militants have blasted more than 185 schools in the NWFP. Estimates are that about 130 schools were girls only.

A 2007 article in Christian Science Monitor reminds us that the education of girls is perceived as a moderating force against growing Islamist militancy. An educated mother not only impacts her family’s standard of living but the values of her children, both boys and girls.

Pakistani Women’s Rights Heroine Mukhtar Mai on NBC Dateline 9/12/2009

Also: Women in Swat VAlley Abandon Burqas

Peace Treaties & Macaroons

Young women in Peshawar, PakistanGlobal Peace Treaties and the Meaning of Macaroons 12/22/2009

Posting now a story in our International Women’s Rights channel about Women of the Wall, a group of Jewish women long protesting the exclusion of women from the primary place of worship in Jerusalem, I discover a movie that they’ve made.

There’s a NYT photo with the story and I’m struck by the orange and green umbrellas in a sea of black ones. I realize this is another reason that I don’t like burqas and the coverings of women in some countries.

Black is so sad, so lacking in joy.

So I go looking for a more expressive photo — perhaps there’s a Google news photo of the “Women of the Wall” protesting in Jerusalem.

Instead I find this gorgeous National Geographic photo of women sitting on the wall in Pushkar, Pakistan. The American US terror suspect David Coleman Headley was in Pushkar, allegedly planning the Mumbai massacre… .

In IWR my next story posted is about a direct appeal to women bombers from the wife of Al-Qaeda’s second in command. Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s Egyptian deputy and second-in-command, encouraged Muslim women to join jihad as an “obligation.” Umaima Hassan is challenging women to become terrorists as an obligation of Islam.

This past week I’ve been very sad, coming to grips with this fact that religion is the biggest stumbling block in liberating women. Religion mostly seeks to keep women in their places. That includes Catholicism, which is hijacking health care in America. I do believe that Roe vs Wade will be overturned in the US. American women have no will on women’s rights any more.

Religion & True Grit Women

‘True Grit’ women walk the talk of feminism.Drawing a Line in Lubna’s Sand, Saying ‘No More’ to the Growing, Global Erosion of Women’s Rights in the Name of Any Man’s Religion 8/12/2009

There comes a time in everyone’s life when s(he) must draw a line in the sand. It’s a line that says “no more; I’ve had enough”. There’s no doubt that Lubna Hussein has drawn her line in the sands of Sudan…

On the subject of fundamentalism, I no longer wear rose-colored glasses. Like Lubna Ahmed Hussein, I am drawing a line in the sand and saying ‘no more’.

Peaceful, intelligent people of every culture and faith, who want to coexist MUST gather together. We must have our own songs and images that inspire us as a group.

Deadly, irrational, automaton forces — with no conscience, just march and kill — are snatching women around the word. They operate on autopilot, asking no questions. There is no reasoning, no logic, no peace table for these robotic wasps.

Fundamentally savage men round up women and rape them unmercifully, frequently in the name of their respective Gods and generals and minerals, too, I imagine. Africa’s warfare is not only about religion.

We have more than one god involved here, I’m sure, although one in particular seems to be particularly hard on women.

Sunday
Oct072012

Women and Water | Khoa Bui's Film Shows Women At Our Primordial Best

KatherineNC from Khoa Bui on Vimeo.  See also Khoa Bui website.

Women and water — symbols of birth and rebirth. Life first came from water via women; the Greek goddess Aphrodite rose from the sea foam.

Worldwide, women get the water still. Susan Murcott, a Boston-based engineering consultant and a lecturer at MIT believes that water engineering in poor countries is an important tool of liberating women in the developing world. Her initiative Safe Water for 1 Billion People is a leader in global water and sanitation projects.

In 1980 the first Water Ritual was held in East Lansing, Michigan, organized by activist Carolyn McDade and now-deceased Lucile Schuck Longview. Members of the Women and Religion Continental Convocation of the Unitarian Universalists, Carolyn and Lucile organized the Water Ritual “as a way for women who lived far apart to connect the work each was doing locally to the whole”.

Women’s connection to water is negated and condemned by social conservatives as a symbol of debauchery and siren-led sensuality that threatens patriarchal civilizations. At Anne of Carversville, we hold hands around the symbolism of women and water as the source of communion and human redemption.

Saturday
Oct062012

Mitt Romney Terrorizes the Nation with Threats to Kill Big Bird's Subsidy | Big Oil to Remain Untouched

“I’m sorry Jim, I’m going to stop the subsidy to PBS,” Romney said to the nation, addressing Jim Lehrer, the presidential debate host of PBS’s NewsHour.

 

“I’m going to stop other things. I like PBS. I love Big Bird. I actually like you, too. But I’m not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for.”

 

Romney’s promise went viral and the meme machine sprung into action. One American hero sprang into action, swooping down out of the clouds a bit like Superwoman.

Big Bird in Demand

David Bauder writes that Big Bird has never been so hot. In an act that Republican presidential candidate might live to regret, he has promised to kill one of America’s most precious mascots.

All the big media was trying to book an appearance with the ‘Sesame Street’ character on Thursday, after Mitt Romney promised that the yellow-feathers superstar would become dead meat during Wednesday night’s debate. ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Jimmy Fallon, Piers Morgan, the Today’ show and ‘Good Morning America’ all tried to book the yellow feathered friend after he was unexpectedly thrust into the presidential campaign by Mitt Romney.

Sesame Workshop says the the beloved bird is declining all appearances. Besides, Hillary has him stashed away in a safe house.

Federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting totals $450 million this year, accounting for about 15 percent of the CPB’s budget, she said. Federal money supplements the budgets of PBS’ 179 stations nationally. For some of the smaller stations in rural areas, this subsidy accounts for more than half of their yearly budget, so many can’t operate without it. via Boston Herald

Four out of five children under age 5 watch public television, where ‘Sesame Street’ is a long-running hit.

Americans Trust PBS

Melinda Henneberger, writing ‘She the People’ for The Washington Post says that PBS regularly rates as America’s most trusted institution.

PBS itself issued a “tersely worded statement” on Thursday, saying:

“Governor Romney does not understand the value the American people place on public broadcasting and the outstanding return on investment the system delivers to our nation. We think it is important to set the record straight and let the facts speak for themselves.”

On Thursday, President Obama took the Big Bird confrontation on the trail.  It does seem a big illogical that Romney is trying to woo women voters and especially married women voters who are leaving him in droves, with the promise of killing Big Bird’s funding. The Wall Street Journal writes:

“When he was asked what he would actually do to cut spending and reduce the deficit, his big example was to go after public television,” Mr. Obama told a rally at George Mason University Friday, where he also discussed the new jobs data. “For all you moms and kids out there, don’t worry. Somebody is finally getting tough on Big Bird… Wall Street can run wild again, but he’s going to bring down the hammer on Sesame Street.”

2012 Election Just In

In blow to Romney, court says Ohio can’t restrict ‘souls to the polls’ voting by blacks CSMonitor.com

Romney Claims of Bipartisanship as Governor Face Challenge NYTimes

He came into office with a mandate to shake things up, an agenda laden with civics-book reforms and a raging fiscal crisis that threatened to torpedo both. He sparred with a hostile legislature and suffered a humiliating setback in the midterm elections. As four years drew to a close, his legacy was blotted by anemic job growth, sagging political popularity and — except for a landmark health care overhaul bill — a record of accomplishment that disappointed many.

Jack Welch: I Should Have Added a Question Mark to Tweet About Friday’s Job Numbers Slate

“There is rough justice in the way things are playing out,” writes (New York Times’ Joe) Nocera. “Having spent the last year wrongly blaming the president for high unemployment, Republicans can only stand by helplessly as the unemployment rate goes down at the worst possible moment for them.”

 

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