Restricting a woman´s right to leave the house, and denying a woman´s right to refuse sex with her husband.
How on earth do these things make any sense?
I don´t know anything about how to better the situation in Afghanistan. I don´t know whether anyone has the answer, even if they say they do.
All I know is that if I were an Afhgani woman I would need to have an iron will just to wake up every day and live such an oppressive lifestyle. Especially if I were an Aghani woman who had in her living memory the experience of having left the house, of having studied, of having lived life.
One of the best novels I have read in a long time is precisely about the hell that women in Afghanistan have gone through:
I can´t believe this proposed law in Afghanistan, and I can´t believe the Afghani president is backing it.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I dedicate this blog entry to one of the bravest women I know.
I dedicate this to a week that was so inspiring. I accompanied Claudia on a trip organized by Amnesty International to Chicago. After 3 years without justice and as a survivor of everything that happened in San Salvador Atenco.
I can´t begin to congratulate you enough Claudia for everything you are overcoming, living, by inspiring others and struggling for justice.
Eres una gran mujer, eres una luz para mi.