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Bought, Sold and Abused in Yemen

World  (tags: Yemen, child abuse, world, politics, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', children, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', news, violence, society, humanrights, middle-east )

- 2356 days ago -
Twenty-one-year-old Aisha clings to her two children as she recounts her tale of horror. Growing up in the Somali capital Mogadishu, she fell in love and bore a child out of wedlock four years ago. When her family threatened her life for destroying her 'h


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pam w (139)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 4:29 pm
"Yemen’s penal code proscribes ten years’ imprisonment for those engaged in buying or selling human beings. "

+++++++++++++ Really? And how many men are punished for these crimes every year? Too bad the traditional Islamic punishment of AMPUTATION isn't applied the offending member!

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 4:29 am

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 6:15 am
There seems to be a belief in the Muslim world that sex deprivation is somehow devastating and catastrophic for men. I am not sure in what way it devastates or could devastate them - whether their physical or mental health, spiritual well-being - maybe they won't go to heaven unless they'd had a certain quota of sex. It is mysterious. For such primitive beliefs they are incredibly cruel to women who surely are equal with the men before God.
I actually think the Muslim women are superior to the men. When I ha to travel years ago, there was a carpeted, comfortable prayer room at Singapore airport. I used to go there to have a rest.
What I noticed is that when Muslim women were praying, the air would be charged with a power that made one's hair stand on end and gave one goosebumps. When the men prayed, there was nothing out of the ordinary there at all.
It seems that the men leave the being most kind and compassionate to God and think that they don't have to contribute to that at all.

Tania Koshman (7)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 11:59 am

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 1:31 pm
I didn't believe in hell.
But articles like this makes me realize that hell really does exist.
It is heartbreaking that these misogynic males (so many of them) continue to treat women as less than human. Making their lives expendable. I hope they all die of veneray diseases.

Stan B (123)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 1:34 pm
Unfortunately I couldn't get to the link but isn't this kind of abuse of women par for the course throughout the Arab world?

Mike M (8)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 2:05 pm
sad facts of life in a Islamic world

Aurea Aurea Walker (226)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 3:05 pm
We may point a finger to Yemen etc.... But we women are a "commodity" right here in the USA! Look at what happened to an under age girl who was MASS RAPED by the Steubenville, Ohio high school football players! One of these sheeets is the prosecutor SON, another one is the sheriff's son! They have not been prosecuted even though these sheeets video taped this crime. We're it not for anonymous bringing the video to light all would have been swept under the rug. It happens everywhere, ENOUGH WOMEN MUST UNITE FOR NOT ONLY STRONGER LAWS, BUT ENFORCING THEM! Thank the fublicans for also not passing the Violence Againt Women Act. Come 2014 vote the tax paid fublican/ crock bag bums out.

Glenville J Owen (0)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 3:32 pm
Thank you for posting this article Cal. Makes me realize how incredibly fortunate I am to be free and living in the UK, and not as a Somali female with no rights and little in the way of help, trapped in a land dominated by backward males. If only just some of the money the West spends on arms could be used to help educate and train the young in a useful trade, especially the females, it would give them hope and help lift them out of their miserable existence, and perhaps eventually put the men in their place, as equals with their women, not superior to them.

Gene Jacobson (288)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 3:59 pm
"She braved the hazardous journey with smugglers across the Indian Ocean to Yemen, and to what she thought was a better life.

Instead, Aisha now squats with four other women in the sprawling, cinderblock slum of Basateen, in the eastern seaport city of Aden. They beg for money in the shabby southern seaport every day, often prostituting themselves for two dollars a trick. They split their meager earnings with their controlling pimp."

Yemen. Our great ally whom we protect, is one of the most brutal places on earth for women and children. A month or so ago I read a story of a wealthy Yemen woman accused of beating her Somali "maid" to death. These are the people we are in bed with. I wonder how it is our politicians, including the current President whom I mostly admire, justify to themselves the things they do, overlook and abet all in the cause of our "national interest"? I guess I'm not sophisticated enough to see imperative need of this young woman's horrific life and how our abetting it serves our national interest. Isn't there an old saying that goes something like if you lie down with pigs, you become one? Well, there should be. Cause we are damn good at climbing in bed with some of histories most abominable figures. Makes me sick what we do and have the temerity to claim is okay because after all we have a larger purpose. There is NO larger purpose than one other's suffering. Did this "christian" nation learn NOTHING from what Christ taught? The parable of the lost lamb? That this goes on under noses gives it our blessing and I don't like that in the slightest, tolerating countries who allow such things, including HERE, besmirches my honor. I suppose I should be issuing a fatwa or something. But the men who allow and do such things, never hear a single voice other than their own. We are really VERY bad at being humane people.

Winn Adams (179)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 4:07 pm
very sad

Marie W (67)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 8:01 pm
World wide misogyny- until acknowledged and fought it will not stop!

Kamakshi Ramaswamy (4)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 8:33 pm
Very sad indeed.

Veronique L (209)
Friday January 4, 2013, 3:36 am
Words fail me when I read thigs like that...

Marianna Molnar (9)
Friday January 4, 2013, 5:47 am
judgement day is right around the corner

Muriel Servaege (53)
Friday January 4, 2013, 7:06 am
I can find nothing to say when I read something like that. It leaves me voiceless.

Melania P (123)
Friday January 4, 2013, 6:15 pm
Horrible! These countries are a mess!!

Klaus Peters (14)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 7:23 am
Islam. the curse of this planet and to their women are in self destructing mode. Justice will be done eventually, no dictatorship or terrorrist organisation will survive for long on this planet. I pity their women. The sooner we get rid of big oil the sooner Islam will collapse to a heap of sand.
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