Archive for February, 2012

Trapped in life&death

February 27, 2012

Imagine this you are a girl 11-14 years of age. You can’t go to school and you are  married to someone else. You have to travel long distances to collect water and come back home with it. In many poorer countries this is life for lots of girls some even have children of their own.

Last March (March 2011) Canada’s Reader Digest publish an story about a 10 year old girl who got married but was brave enough to go to courthouses to get a divorce. Until she got married she was able to go to school. Only doing the period marriage preparations were happening did she realize her misfortune since her soon-to-be-husband’s family said she wouldn’t go to school after they’re married. It gets worse. The first night she is at her husband’s house. Her husband comes into her (?) bedroom and starts to rub against her (something akin to rape) yet the man had promised her father he wouldn’t touch her until she was older. She couldn’t leave the house,  couldn’t complain, no right to say no. She had to cut up the veggies, wash the floor, do dishes and if she stopped the mom-in-law pulled her hair. On the 3rd night the husand began beating her with his hands and then with a stick She was married Feb 2008 and she divorced in March of 2008.

In 1996 -2001 when the Taliban had control of  Afghanistan a lot of young girls had to masquerade as boys since women couldn’t leave the house without a male escort and when they did leave the house they had to wear the burqa and girls could not attend school (The Taliban disallowed it)  so any schools that girls did have were “secret” schools run by women.

 

In some places like India where there are arranged marriages families  who do it still have to have a dowry even though that in law, its illegal to do  so. Also the husband’s family asks for outrages things (well to the bride’s family it would be, not to us Westerns) ie: fridge, and if the bride’s family has relatives in another country (ie. Canada) there will be pressure from the Groom’s family to get them (the bride&groom) sponsorship.

 

 

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Two people believe an urban myth of the hair and nails and they tell me not to believe everything I read??!!

February 24, 2012

On a chat I’m on there’s a bot and one of the bots commands is !fact. Well one of its “facts” was: hair and nails keep growing after death. But that’s not true according to my “ARMCHAIR READER OF MYTHS& MISCONCEPTIONS“, my parents, Snopes, 13 wives’ tales, yahoo.. they all state it as an urban myth. They say my book is false and they’re right and not to believe everything I f*king read..they should be taking their own d- advice.

sims and disablties and someone telling Madamelee (ie.Myself) to shut up

February 11, 2012

As simmers may or may not be aware the idea of sims being disabled been discussed on the officials is always cropping up. Well  A newbie posted asking the said topic and when I was just “parroting” what other people have told me someone told me to shut the f- up? I mean isn’t people (who don’t know anyone disabled) first reaction to a wheelchair person (espically if they are mean) is to act like the person is hard-of-hearing?  Techinally Deafness/hard of hearing IS a Disabltiy

look at Marshllow dude:

http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/15/499562.page

crazy Canada cases…

February 1, 2012

In Canada there been four month trial of a Muslim mom, dad, and a 21 year old son. (Not that I have anything aganist Muslims.. I know a very nice Muslim, the husband of a former EA.. Education Assistant of mine) They are charged with murders of three of their daughters and the husband’s first wife. The accused claiming that the killing was a honour killing*. The four females were put in a car (after they drunk something that knocked them out–not that’s been in the paper) and the son drove the second car into the Nissan with the victims and the car went into the water at Kingston Mills. 

According to the trial’s history. 
Here is Zainab, stunningly beautiful, looking out coyly from under long eyelashes. She was the eldest daughter at 19, with a one-day marriage in her past, an engagement in her immediate future. The one who ran away from home, to a women’s shelter, complaining of an abusive family, and then, fatefully, returned home two weeks later.

Sahar, perhaps even more striking at 17, smolders in panties and bra. She was the one who, 40 days after entering the world, was given by her mother to another woman — the first, barren wife in a polygamous marriage — told, here, raise her as your own. This girl had tried to kill herself

Geeti was only 13, the littlest rebel, a handful, failing in most of her school subjects, caught shop-lifting, sent home from school for dressing inappropriately. Geeti pleaded with anyone who would listen that she wanted to be placed in a foster family. The youngster scowls from a yearbook photo.

And then there was Rona Amir Mohammed, 53, a handsome woman and appendage to the marriage, introduced by the girls as their “aunt’’ but called Mother Rona. She poured her aching heart into a diary. Around the time of the killing, Rona had asked for a divorce.

It didn’t help that childwelfare people interviewed all the children (not the 21 year old boy) in front of the parents. But no one did anything about it

The 3 people were found guilty on Sunday.

Its people like them (the accused) that make Muslims look bad.

*An honor killing or honour killing is the homicide of a member of a family or social group by other members, due to the belief of the perpetrators that the victim has brought dishonor upon the family