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Wed Jan 21, 2015, 12:52 PM

ISIS Executing Educated Women

Cross posting Oberliner's post in LBN . . .

Source Link: http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2015/01/20/ISIS-executing-educated-women-in-new-wave-of-horror-says-U-N-.html



http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014993784

ISIS executing 'educated women' in new wave of horror, says U.N.

Source: AFP via Al Arabiya

The United Nations on Tuesday decried numerous executions of civilians in Iraq by the Islamic State group, warning that educated women appeared to be especially at risk.

The jihadist group is showing a “monstrous disregard for human life” in the areas it controls in Iraq, the U.N. human rights office said.

The group, which controls large swathes of territory in Iraq and in neighbouring war-ravaged Syria, last week published pictures of the “crucifixions” of two men accused of being bandits, and of a woman being stoned to death, allegedly for adultery.

Numerous other women have also reportedly been executed recently in ISIS-controlled areas, including Mosul, spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told reporters.


Reposting Oberliner's thread from LBN - because I know some of us have a discomfort 'speaking' to these types of issues outside of a forum like HOF or Women's Rights.

Rotten. . . just rotten. And so it begins - they go for the next generation of leaders and potential leaders by going after the 'womb'. It's very symbolic. And terrifying.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Original post)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 01:02 PM

1. the virulent hatred towards women in so many is almost unfathomable--and completely destructive.

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Response to niyad (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 02:20 PM

4. Perhaps it's meant to be destructive

We can still SAY it and WRITE it over and over again - but their actions need to stand alone - horrific and recognized for what they are.

And what's disheartening - is that the deaths of these women get squashed underneath the bigger issue of the middle east. They are getting lost.

Maybe just by putting this here one of them somewhere on the other side of this life knows someone cared.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Original post)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 01:16 PM

2. They are disgusting excuses for human beings

Monstrous.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Original post)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 01:41 PM

3. Anyone who dismisses the threat of misogynistic attitudes in any society

 

needs to read this.

Horrifying!

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Response to YoungDemCA (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 02:32 PM

5. and we will be told that such a thing could never happen here.

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Response to niyad (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 08:00 PM

6. Yes we will - and looking at your avatar

Its happened all over the world.

Many of those women burned at the stake - actually helped people. They had the knowledge and the know how.

Imagine if all of those women who could cultivate medicine from the earth had lived and handed down that knowledge?

ISIS knows precisely what they are doing - because it has been done to the wisest and most knowledgeable women before.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 22, 2015, 11:12 AM

7. you are absolutely correct. people seem to forget that the church burned women who refused to bow

to its patriarchal authority, not to mention stealing whatever land and property those women had. (speaking of lost knowledge, let us not forget the great library at alexandria)

are you familiar with the book "witches, midwives and nurses: a history of women healers" by barbara ehrenreich and deirdre english? I had the privilege of meeting them shortly after its publication.

you can read it here:

http://drbeardmoose.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/witchesmidwivesandnurses.pdf

a brief review:

Format: Paperback
Originally published in 1973 and now in a second edition, "Witches Midwives & Nurses: A History of Women Healers" is a paperback account of feminist healers' history in Western Civilisation from the Middle Ages through the early 70's. The first publication was written in "An angry blaze" of feminine outrage, but the original "pamphlet" became an underground best-seller in the 70's according to the "Village Voice." Re-issuing the book today invites some re-examination of the same feminist issues that prompted its original publication, and the authors conclude: "We have not been passive bystanders in the history of medicine...Our enemy is not just 'men' or their individual male chauvinism: it is the whole class system that enabled male, upper-class healers to win out and which forced us into subservience. Institutional sexism is sustained by a class system which supports male power: There is no historically consistent justification for the exclusion of women from healing roles...Men maintain their power in the health system through their monopoly of scientific knowledge...Professionalism in medicine is nothing more than the institutionalization of male upper-class monopoly...we must begin to break down the distinctions and barriers between women health workers and women consumers....Our oppression as women health workers today is inextricably linked to our oppression as women (pp. 99-102)." "Witches Midwives & Nurses" includes the original bibliography of the 1973 edition. Published literature in the area was scant at that time. Lest we become complacent, "Witches Midwives and Nurses" reminds us that though we may have come far in the progression of feminist ideas and enlightened health practices and education by and for women, there is yet quite some distance to go.
http://www.amazon.com/Witches-Midwives-Nurses-Contemporary-Classics/dp/1558616616

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Response to niyad (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 22, 2015, 11:55 AM

8. I own it!

True story - my dad's mother had a huge chunk of Cherokee indian in her. She delivered many babies (born at the turn of the last century) and my dad never took an antiobiotic until he went into them military. Sadly - her knowledge is lost now.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 22, 2015, 12:02 PM

9. I wish I still had my autographed copy. When I was checking just now, I learned that it had been `

reissued around 2010. very glad to hear that.

It is very sad that her knowledge was lost. it is gratifying though, that so many people are taking a renewed interest in these things, and the information available is better every day.

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