Nine Women Stoned in Iran, Feminists Silent


A teenage girl is to be stoned to death in Iran after being accused of adultery by her elderly husband.

Child bride Azar Baghery was just 15 when she was thrown in prison after she was seen walking with another man.

Her plight has come to light amid an outcry over Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtani, the 43-year-old mother of two who has been sentenced to death by stoning in the Islamic state.

Rallies were held around the world yesterday as thousands of people in 20 cities, including London, turned out to support the campaign to save her and end stoning.


But the Sunday Mirror can reveal Sakineh is just one of NINE women and girls facing the same barbaric death after being convicted on the flimsiest of evidence.

After a quick search only one women’s lib publication, Ms. Magazine, has uttered a word about these atrocities to women. Kudos, Ms. At least one feminist website seems to practice what they preach:

You can join the campaign to help Ms. Mohammadi-Ashtiani and others by sending a letter to Iranian officials asking for her immediate release, as well an end to all sentences to death by stoning, and a comprehensive review of the Civil and Penal  Codes of Iran which discriminate against women.  Equality Now has created a letter which you can simply fill in your name and email; it can be found here.

I would have suspected other feminist websites to be on page one, two, even three of the search results in speaking out about this.

Elston McCowan, NAACP, Others Laugh at Calling Kenneth Gladney the N Word


Earlier Hoft wrote about how the NAACP leader present derided Gladney by arguing that he wasn’t black enough to protect.

I wrote prior about how, apparently, a HuffPo writer was present. You can see her laughing at the remark in the video. Klassy!

NAACP* = National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

(*except if they’re conservative)

Unconscionable: Mob Yells for Suicidal Man to Jump

Sickening. A man who couldn’t get his debilitating skin disease by that wonderful British health care was encouraged to jump to his death by a crowd of hateful onlookers:

PC John Clarke, of Avon and Somerset police, told the hearing of the taunts made by drivers.

‘At some stage the northbound traffic was stopped. This was a great help in negotiating with Paul.

‘But people started shouting ‘jump you ****er’ and ‘jump you b******’.

‘Tears were rolling down his face at that point. He had heard them and one of the shouts was re-enforced with a lorry horn sounding.’


Firefighter Derrick Hone tried to haul Paul to safety using his belt as leverage as a cup of tea was passed to him, but then watched in horror as the man hurled himself 100ft to his death.

Mr Hone said: ‘I managed to yank him back but he wriggled to the edge of the stanchion.

‘He got over the edge and something just went. I thought it was the belt but I had dislocated my little finger. His T-shirt caught on the stanchion and then he went.’

A lifeboat went to help the stricken man but he was pronounced dead in the water.

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RIP Dixie Carter

I adored this woman. I used to watch “Designing Women” with my mother as a child. Dixie Carter’s monologues as Julia Sugarbaker were mesmerizing and legendary. Her delivery, her cadence, her vocal tonality, everything about the way she spoke was divine. It’s odd, but she was an early influence.

On “compost:”

On men:

And the crème de la crème: