I am not attacking another women – I am attacking a ridiculous message

Another Rant by: BettyJean Kling

Women’s rights are human rights but America’s Women Groups are silent the more important and most salient concern facing women today such as the slaughter at home and abroad in numbers too big to ignore and yet they are vocal to a fault about a commercial that for all intents and purposes most don’t understand the point of contention!

If I dare to call them on it and I am taken to task and accused of defeating my our stated purpose by attacking other women- Maybe it’s me but I am is not attacking the messenger – I am attacking their ridiculous message in the face of the agony of those already born and suffering! ! Girls and women are suffering slow agonizing death by stoning and or being buried alive, “honour” killings in Turkey, account for half of all the country’s murders. I am urging these groups to cease adding fuel to the fires of the conservative groups and place their at least some of their efforts of problems that affect all women such as VAW, sexism, misogyny in media and advertising, lack of justice in the courts, hate crime legislation and a myriad of other concerns like ERA which should remain front and center. Issues which are not as divisive and yet touch so many more women and girls and reach across the spectrum of religion and party and socioeconomic lines. Issues that break our hearts and are hardly if ever touched upon at all by the so-called mainstream women’s groups. These things are being to happen here in our own country but no matter where they occur – women’s rights are Human rights! The way the courts are beginning to treat women in this country – we are not far from finding our own daughters buried in our yards.

Think not- How many of our women are killed after the men are released from jail after beating them?

Turkish girl buried alive by father and grandfather for talking to boys

By Tom Pettifor 6/02/2010
http://www.mirror. co.uk/news/ top-stories/ 2010/02/06/ turkish-girl- buried-alive- by-father- and-grandfather- for-talking- to-boys-115875- 22022323/

Girl, 16, killed in pit of shameA terrified girl of 16 was buried alive by her father and grandfather – as a punishment for talking to boys. The body of Medine Memi was found in a sitting position with her hands tied in a 6ft hole beneath a chicken coop. A postmortem showed she had been conscious when she was covered with dirt. One forensic investigator said: “What we found is blood-curdling.

“She had no bruises on her body and no sign of narcotics or poison in her blood – she was alive and fully conscious when she was placed into the pit.”
The medical examination revealed a large amount of soil in Medine’s lungs and stomach – indicating she had suffocated during a slow and agonising death.

The teenager’s remains were discovered outside her family’s house in the town of Kahta in south-eastern Turkey. She had been missing for 40 days and the hole had been cemented over. A coroner was told how desperate Medine repeatedly tried to get help from local police in the weeks leading up to her horrific death. Her father and grandfather are accused of killing her because her friendship with boys “brought dishonour on the family”.

Her distraught mother Immihan said: “She tried to take refuge at the police station three times, and she was sent home three times.” Medine’s father is reported as saying just before she vanished: “She has male friends. We are uneasy about that.” It later emerged that the girl’s grandfather, Fethi, was already under investigation by local detectives after her initial attempts to get help from the police.

Medine was entombed just inches from the family’s home. Planks of wood had been removed from around a narrow hole next to the breezeblock property. The gruesome manner of her death has shocked the nation and reopened the debate over honour killings. Official figures reveal there are more than 200 a year in the country. The barbaric punishments are often decided by a council of relatives, usually consisting of the elders of the family.


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