Friday, April 11, 2008

Nothing But Red

Do you remember hearing about the honor killing of Du'a Khalil last year? It was broadcast on CNN, a young seventeen year old Iraqi girl being killed for bringing shame to her family. It was especially chilling because people just stood there catching it on their cell phones. It was horrific because it was a modern stoning...the kind of thing we like to think has gone out of fashion. It was heartbreaking because Jesus wasn't there to say, he who is without sin cast the first stone.

Joss Whedon wrote a moving and memorable post about it and a project was born to raise funds and awareness for the group Equality Now. You can read about Nothing But Red here.

If you were born into and living in a different culture Du'a could have been you, your sister, your daughter, your friend. We need to stand with the oppressed women of the world and fight for them.


Ellen said...

Thanks, Amy, for blogging about this. I am one of the contributors to the anthology "Nothing But Red." If anyone would like to read my submission, it is posted in full at:

Ellen R. Sheeley, Author
"Reclaiming Honor in Jordan"

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