Posted in Thoughts on September 11, 2008|
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I still can’t believe it.
I still ask why.
I’d give all I have, all I am, if it could prevent something like this from ever happening again.
To those fallen heroes, to the families of all the victims and those who gave their lives that day, my heart and prayers are with you.
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Posted in Thoughts on April 12, 2008|
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Man, I was supposed to be blogging on Thursday and guessed when I remembered…yeah, today. Between getting ready for RT and some mess with my website, my brain has been mush.
The past week has been an interesting one in blogland. Very, very. Stuff that had me either irritated, tense, or downright pissed-or all three. But then I was reading something over at Karen‘s blog~and I blogged it about it on my own blog yesterday. However, this is the sort of thing that can’t be discussed enough.
It made me stop and think.
In April 2007, a group of men pulled seventeen-year-old Du’a Khalil Aswad into a mob. They proceeded to stone and beat her to death, a supposed “honor” killing for allegedly falling in love with a man of a different faith. Several camera phones recorded the entire incident from the front row, and videos later surfaced online. One month later, popular filmmaker Joss Whedon expressed his despair and outrage at the misogyny in all cultures on a fan-run blog. “Because it’s no longer enough to be a decent person,” he wrote. “It’s no longer enough to shake our heads and make concerned grimaces at the news. True enlightened activism is the only thing that can save humanity from itself. I’ve always had a bent towards apocalyptic fiction, and I’m beginning to understand why. I look and I see the earth in flames. Her face was nothing but red.” The arts anthology Nothing But Red was conceived as a way to raise both awareness of the issues he spoke of, as well as money for the charity Equality Now.
Nothing but Red is an anthology that was put together in response to the ‘honor killing’ of a young woman, Du’a Khalil Aswad. You can read more about NBR here.
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