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.


Taliban Flogs and Kills Pregnant Widow

The Taliban publicly whipped and then executed a pregnant Afghan widow by shooting her three times in the head for alleged adultery.  The woman, Bibi Sanubar, aged 36, had been held in captivity for three days before she was shot to death in a public trial this past Sunday.  She had been accused  of having an “illicit affair” that left her pregnant.

She was first punished with 200 lashes in public, then shot. The woman's body was afterward dumped in an area under government control. She was still pregnant when the execution was carried out. 

This execution is one of a number of executions that have included pregnant women and children, and serves a grim reminder of the Taliban's harsh rule in Afghanistan....and a grim reminder to all of us that our sisters, not only in Afghanistan, but  all over the world continue to suffer...just because they are women. 

The man who allegedly had an affair with Sanubar has not been punished.

Let us pray for our sisters that they may one day be free. Let us pray that they find peace.  Let us pray for the souls of those who have been slain.  Let us say a prayer for Bibi Sanubar and her baby who was slain before even it was born.  Let us pray.


  1. This is horrible! And I'll bet there's so many more that we never hear about. Praying for them all and thankful I'm who I am....

  2. yes...this is horrible..I rented a movie recently...http://www.thestoning.com/
    The Stoning of Soraya M. I bawled like a babbling baby watching this...Made me appreciate being an AMERICAN WOMAN and it made me furious...and outraged..BTW I LOVE YOUR BLOG! GO GIRL POWER!