Friday, July 28, 2006

To All Feminists: Urgent Call to Action, Stand Up For Women's Rights

This is truly appalling. The condemned is a mother of four children, the youngest being 9.

Iran news:
If you believe that stoning is not an appropriate punishment for a woman having sex with a man other than her husband, if you believe that having sex is not a crime and does not turn a person into a criminal, and if you believe that Ahsraf Kalhori does not deserve to die for having had sex, then please express your opposition to stoning.

Your voice counts! I am asking you to please raise your voice against stoning Ashraf Kalhori by signing the petition addressed to the Iranian Head of the Judiciary and the Iranian Parliament representatives. We can save Ashraf's life and, furthermore, together demand a ban on stoning for ever!
There is a link to a petition in the article. I am posting this link so that all western feminists have the opportunity to help out their condemned sister.

I did find an Online petition. I noted that it ranked comfortably higher in popularity than an online petition to Reshoot Beyonce's "Deja Vu" video.