Somewhere in my mind, the definitions of "stubborn" and "fundamentalist" have merged. I watch the news and notice that even after losing their children for two months in the YFZ raid, some mothers are more committed to being stubborn than they are to keeping their children. Two women married to Merrill Jessop may lose their children to foster homes if they don't cooperate with the court by signing an agreement to keep their children out of harm's way. The "harm" consists of the children's exposure to men who may force them into an early marriage-in other words, underage sexual assault. It seems these women care more about supporting men who think it's ok to abuse young girls in the name of religion than they do about the well being of their own children. Such blind loyalty and stubborn steadfastness can't be seen as devotion. Can it?
The White House Is Launching a Huge New Program to "Let Girls Learn" Around the World
President Obama and the First Lady will announce it this afternoon.
A Step Forward in the Fight Against Rape: New York Police Open a Sexual Assault Hotline for Students
The phone number will have trained staff available 24/7.
George Clooney Wrote a Harrowing Op-Ed About "Torture Rapes" in Darfur
"We must not forget the survivors."