A Tribute to Womanhood

Welcome to "I Am Woman"...a tribute to all those women who had the courage and perseverance to stand up and fight for their rights. Thanks to those who came before us we enjoy a freedom unknown to women not too long ago. But, sadly, in many parts of the world, women continue to be repressed. In fact, even in this country there are women living today under the threat of violence...completely controlled by a violent spouse. Some may make it; others won't. Hopefully, one day ALL women will be free. May that day come soon.


Women Shot With Paintballs

Here's a little something I wanted to share with you all.  It's something I have been reading about on several of the different news sources and feminist sites that I follow. It disgusts me, but it is also a part of the world we live in.  It seems that police officers in Russia's Chechnya region have been firing PAINTBALLS into women's faces and then filming them on mobile phones...and all because the women have their heads uncovered.  There have been multiple instances which have been reported of police officers driving slowly by in cars with tinted windows and shooting the paintballs at the women as they innocently walk down the street. 

This was followed by a flurry of fliers which have been sent out condemning those women who are not complying with the Muslim inspired rules to keep their heads covered. The fliers say: "Isn't it nasty for you with your head uncovered, dressed defiantly, to hear all those obscene compliments and proposals?  Think again."... They then go on to warn the women that if they did not cover their heads, the attackers will be forced to  resort to tougher measures to get the women to comply...if necessary.  

While not deadly...thus far...this is degrading, violent, and humiliating for our sisters over in Chechnya...and it is nothing more than a form of terror aimed at forcing these women into subjugation...a man's idea of strengthening his power by oppressing the women.  Hey, we're in the 21st century; this kind of stuff shouldn't be happening in this day and age...but, sadly, it is.  Our sisters around the world are still being treated as inferior human beings, and it's not just in Chechnya.  We find this disgusting treatment of women all over...in all countries.  Not all women are free, and we may not probably will not see all women living free during our lifetime.

So, it has been awhile since I asked this, but before you go to bed tonight take a moment to light a candle and say a little prayer for our sisters who are still suffering...send your healing powers their way that they may be strong...and that they know they are not alone, that we stand beside them to give them strength and support.   



  1. Why yes of course. I will light that candle and join you in sending healing and thoughts of support and union with these women.

  2. How shameful! Makes me even more thankful that I'm where I am. But my thoughts are with the others who are not.....