In the spirit of Gahndi, Lubna-Ahmed al-Hussein is willing to submit to 40,000 lashes for wearing pants in public. Ms. Hussein works for the UN which has recently been criticized by Eve Ensler for failing in their promise to prevent violence against women in the Congo. The UN is not supporting Ms. Hussein’s courageous decision to go on trail rather than opt for diplomatic immunity.
A Broken U.N. Promise in Congo Originally published in: Washington Post, 06/30/2009 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/29/AR200906… BUKAVU, Democratic Republic of Congo — Just over a year ago, in answering whether sexual violence in […]
Some have suggested that the third wave of feminism is international. There are times when I stridently believe that we need to get our own house in order before we start going out into the world.
Yet, I am humbled when I read about the horrendous abuse women experience in other countries ~ especially in war zones. A military weapon more powerful than any bomb is to rape a woman in front of her family.
The person most in the forefront, of course, is Eve Ensler. Her current efforts are focused on the Congo.