“The answer is quite simple, it’s because I’m a woman, it’s because they think they can do anything to women in this country. It’s because for them adultery is worse than murder – but not all kinds of adultery: an adulterous man might not even be imprisoned but an adulterous women is the end of the world for them. It’s because I’m in a country where its women do not have the right to divorce their husbands and are deprived of their basic rights.” - her words.
Read her full story here.
—I sincerely hope you guys will sign the petition and help save Sakineh.—
See this is why religion is just not workable. It lets people preserve archaic traditions as the word of God when those traditions are harmful or even deadly.
PEOPLE- if you live good lives, you don’t need to worry about what some dead dudes from thousands of years ago said. Is stoning some poor woman to death going to get you any closer to heaven?
LONDON – It’s been in print for over a century, but in future the Oxford English Dictionary — the authoritative guide to the English language — may only be available online.
Oxford University Press, the publisher, said Sunday that burgeoning demand for the dictionary’s online version has far outpaced demand for the printed versions.
By the time the lexicographers behind the dictionary finish revising and updating the latest edition — a gargantuan task that will take many more years — publishers are doubtful there will still be a market for the printed form. The online Oxford English Dictionary now gets 2 million hits a month from subscribers. The current printed edition — a hefty 20-volume, 750 pound ($1,165) set published in 1989 — has sold about 30,000 sets in total.
Can I just point out how much more satisfying it is to physically turn the pages and look something up than to punch it into a search engine? I know this all means faster turnaround and streamlined efficiency and whathaveyou, but honestly. Sometimes we all just need to hold a printed book.