Not our country, not our customs, not our problem? Something is VERY wrong with that kind of thinking. It is our problem. It is one thing to observe time-honored traditions held in high regard by a people group for the purposes of preserving peaceful relationships and creating a sense of community. It is quite another to observe traditions of manipulation and intimidation that force women to keep quite. Believe whatever you want about the sanctity of life, marriage, modesty, but if there are laws that deem those things sacred and yet allow the subjugation of women and violence toward them to exist, that is most definitely everyone’s problem.
This is a small post with a big message. We need to be paying attention to these events. Not to shout and curse and call people names and play the blame game. Our thinkers, our leaders, our speakers need to speak up. Speak up with focused passion. Speak up with a measure of reason. Speak up so we can hear something besides fear mongering bullshit.
The story that sparked this post: Facebook Arrests Ignite Free-Speech Debate In India
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